Love-ego=LOV

public art sculpture garden in Union Square Park in Manhattan by Pasha Radetzki; May 5 - November 5.


'External link opens in new tab or windowbest outdoor art in NYC'  Time Out New York

'External link opens in new tab or windowAll you need is L-O-V.' New York Post

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



Love-ego=LOV

is an interactive public art site created by Pasha Radetzki in Union Square Park's center lawn.

It is composed of an outdoor sculpture, experimental garden initiative and a series of activation performances.


Solo exhibition of related works opens on July 24th, 6-9 pm at Proyectos Raul Zamudio:

78 Jane St. in Manhattan; July 20th - August 18th;  open Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm 

The exhibition traces the evolution of artist's public works from early guerilla art interventions in New York to the unique field artworks in world's ecologically significant remote locations, to the public art sites in Brazil and Manhattan.

The Stoop Pyramid install-action performance will take place at the opening on July 20th at 7pm.

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Documentation of performances at the LOV Sculpture site >

Love-ego=LOV articulates the notions of egoless love, freedom, unity and interdependence of all living.

Part of an ongoing public art initiative, the work is activated by Unity On Union Square performance series experimenting with renewed modes for community living, governing and human interrelations.

Upcoming performances: July 18th, 25th, August 1st; 5.30-6.30pm unless otherwise noted @ra_detzki


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 work's timing and content aim to counterbalance the divisive rhetoric of the presidential elections campaigns by sharing some thought-provoking alternatives and unexpected observations.


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

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It 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 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..' Raul Zamudio


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.

The artist accepts 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 awards-winning outdoor sculptures accomplished in Brazil > External link opens in new tab or windowhere

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Recent performances:

June 20th:

Mir - Peace In All Languages - multidisciplinary install-action by pashaRa in collaboration with Kevin Nathaniel, mbira, voice, percussion, Saco Myoji, mbira, Famoro Dioubate on bala
Salieu Suso on Kora
Saco Myoji on mbira
Pasha Radetzki - spoken word & install-action


June 21st:

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

June 27th:

Huewomanity Founding Mothers: G-LOV ALL with Kevin Nathaniel, Ishkara, Charlotte Douglass, Sylvain Leroux and ra_detzki


A special presentation titled LOV In All Colors will take place in mid-September.
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Recent work that is also part of Love-ego=LOV art initiative.

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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 public art initiative titled Love-ego=LOV.

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