TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.

Since 2006, the Art-in-Buildings Program has curated a rotating exhibition space of contemporary art in the lobby of 55 Fifth Avenue. Exhibitions have included works by local, national, and international artists including Andrea Juan, Kate Gilmore, Diana Kingsely, Fischli & Weiss, Michael Najjar, Lincoln Schatz, Kip Frace Jacob, Jon Isherwood, Ron Klein, Seth Chwast, Barbara Edelstein, and Tadaaki Kuwayama. These exhibitions span all media from painting to sculpture to cutting-edge digital interactive technologies.

In addition to exhibitions, Art-in-Buildings maintains a series of semi-permanent installations in the elevator lobbies and corridors of each floor including works by LaToya Ruby Fraizer, Deborah Kass, Alain Kirili, Greg Lindquist, Kenneth Noland, Morgan O'Hara, Robert Swain, and Larry Zox, among many others.

For more information, please contact Jennie Lamensdorf at artinbuildings@timeequities.com.


Justin Cooper

Derived from a recent series of drawings based on repeated abstract forms placed in meticulous rows and columns, Spreadsheet attempts a similar strategy in a 3-dimensional manifestation.


Jay Shinn
Doublerama and Adagiorama, 2013 - 2014

site specific illuminated wall painting and video

Kevin Cooley
Primary Forces: Devils Churn (2010), Path (2008), Toss (2010), and Saguaro (2010)

Four videos examining the relationship between the natural and built environment and the moments when the two collide.
on view March - May 2013

Tadaaki Kuwayama
Untitled 2005.2012

on view spring 2012 - spring 2013

Jayson Keeling
Omi-Pictures, 2012

video loop, color, 6:48minutes
A nuanced, diary-like record of Keeling’s 2012 residency at Omi International Arts Center.

Barbara Edelstein
With Breeze

On view April - December 2012

Seth Chwast
Manhattan Floating

On view 2010 - 2012

Ron Klein
Blue Diamond, 2008

On view 2009 - 2010

Fischli & Weiss
The Way Things Go, 1987

On view 2007 - 2008

Stay tuned, more images from past exhibitions are coming soon!

Downtown and Midtown collide in Midtown South.  With the accessability of Midtown and the culture and vibrance of downtown's neighborhoods and nightlife it is no wonder that Midtown South is the most sought after office market in the nation.  

Access to the A-C-E, 1-2-3, 4-5-6, N-Q-R, PATH and L trains gives the day population in Midtown South one of the easiest commutes in the city.  

With its vibrant surrounding neighborhoods  most live within minutes of the same buildings in which they work.

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