Maya Lin: New York City's Ecological History

May 3, 2013 6:37PM

"If we forget what used to be, then we’ve lost an ability to really be sensitive to our surroundings."

—Maya Lin, from the Art21 Exclusive film, Maya Lin: New York

In a new video from Art21's Exclusive series, Maya Lin describes the influence of New York City's ecological history on her recent body of work, currently on view at Pace Gallery in New York City.

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art21 Exclusive episode, Maya Lin: New York. Artwork courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery. Production stills © Art21, Inc. 2013

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