Love-ego=LOV

is a public art initiative composed of series of sculptures, interdisciplinary field works and performances organized by radetzki studiO.


Currently on view, May 5th - November 5th:

public art Love-ego=LOV Sculpture Garden in Union Square Park in Manhattan, Center Lawn,

with participatory performances throughout the exhibition.

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Performance series titled Unity On Union Square take place at the LOV Site every Thursday, 6pm-sunset, June 20-August 1.

June 20th:

Mir - Peace In All Languages - multidisciplinary install-action by pashaRa in collaboration with Kevin Nathaniel, mbira, voice, percussion and Amit Sahu, percussion, tabla, voice, electronics.

June 21st:

SunCultures Naturality - joint celebration with Kalimba/Mbira collective led by Kevin Nathaniel.

June 27th:

Huewomanity Founding Mothers: G-LOV ALL


A special presentation titled LOV In All Colors will take place in mid-September.

Love-ego=LOV Sculpture Garden is an interactive public art site composed of a large-scale outdoor sculpture, experimental garden initiative and participatory performances.


'This work you are doing is really important in this moment of human condition.' Marina Abramović

'the work beautifully harmonizes yet stands out against the park's flora and fauna; unbeknownst to the City of NY, it has become a kind of late night mecca for people..' Proyectos Raul Zamudio

'All you need is L, O, V.' New York Post


Recent External link opens in new tab or windowVideo

External link opens in new tab or windowVideo introducing the LOV Sculpture project.


Inspired by the principles of reciprocity and elemental math equations, the Love-ego=LOV Sculpture features a free-standing sculptural composition in Union Square Park which articulates a newly created word - LOV - the neologism with its specific meaning of egoless love and pronunciation, /lov/.

A miniature art garden titled ‘Three Sisters-Americas' is built-in into its structure hosting the medicinal plants native to Americas.

The performance series are titled Unity On Union Square and are held at the site on Thursdays from 6pm-sunset June 20-August 1.


The LOV Sculpture is awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts fiscal sponsorship and relies on tax-deductible donations.

Please contribute > External link opens in new tab or windowHERE


The work is created in partnership with NYC Parks and Union Square Partnership who emphasized its public significance:

"Selected as the first public artwork to be displayed in Union Square’s center lawn, “Love-Ego=LOV” marks a significant expansion of public art programming by Union Square Partnership and NYC Park."


The performance series was awarded a Creative Engagement grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2023 supported by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and City Council (information below).


The LOV Sculpture is conceived to articulate the notions of egoless love, unity and interdependence of human lives placed within the context of contemporary volatile social and ecological conditions. Its timing and content aim to counterbalance the divisive rhetoric of the presidential elections campaigns by sharing some thought-provoking alternatives and unexpected observations.


A select group of affordable LOV Sculpture artworks are available for sale External link opens in new tab or windowHERE to support this public work.

I accept commissions for sculpture (outdoor, garden, small scale), paintings, drawings and performances at: External link opens in new tab or windowpashara[at]gmail[dot]com 


You can also take a look at my awards-winning outdoor sculptures accomplished in Brazil > External link opens in new tab or windowhere

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Thank you very much for your engagement.
Warm spring regards, Pasha Radetzki
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Recent work that is also part of Love-ego=LOV series.

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Unity On Union Square: Love-e=LOV

Public art performance with live sound and temporary installation

Federal Plaza and Union Square Park in Manhattan; October 2023 


Conceived by Pasha Radetzki, presented in collaboration with Amit Sahu.


Comprising original musical compositions, performance art and temporary sculptural installation, the Unity On Union Square live art presentations engage the public with the themes of peace, unity and urban and natural regeneration.


The Federal Plaza performances are conceived as the urban field artworks where the topics of local water source, peace and egoless LOV coalesce to reflect on the storied history of the Collect Pond, one of the city’s original fresh water sources, its decline and current conditions.

The Union Square Park’s performance is devised as a community celebration of the neighborhood and its vitality as the place where all people naturally come together. It juxtaposes the themes of social harmony and unending wars, which are often inflicted by monocultural/militant aspects of widely accepted patriarchal ideologies.


Unity On Union Square received a Creative Engagement Grant from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in 2023.

It is part of Radetzki's on-going art initiative titled Love-ego=LOV which includes public art sculpture in the Union Square Park, an exhibition and a book publication.


Pls., note that video documentation with sound will be uploaded here soon. For excerpts, refer to > External link opens in new tab or window@ra_detzki

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