VIDEO: "Discovering Columbus" Artist Tatzu Nishi Explains the Essence of America

Tatzu Nishi
(Photo © Tom Chen)

International installation artist Tatzu Nishi talked recently with ARTINFO about the process of building a fully conceived high-rise apartment into a public sculpture for his Public Art Fund commission, "Discovering Columbus," on view at Columbus Circle in New York through November 18. Among other things, Nishi touches on just how he went about incorporating important aspects of American culture and history into the work, such as hot dogs, McDonalds, and Mickey Mouse.