Milwaukee Downtown, BID 21
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“Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO coming to Cathedral Square Park in January

World-renowned art duo bringing 24 light-emitting sculptures to Milwaukee for an immersive experience

By - Dec 13th, 2022 01:54 pm
Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.

Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.

MILWAUKEE (December 13, 2022) – Downtown Milwaukee will welcome a new geometric art installation to Cathedral Square Park in January 2023. “Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO presented by Johnson Financial Group will transform the area into an immersive public art installation featuring the work of Ukrainian and Canadian artist duo HYBYCOZO. “Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO will be a free experience, open to the public January 19 – May 5, 2023.

Coordinated by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 as part of their public art initiatives, this multicolored, large-scale art display will feature eight ground sculptures and 16 hanging lanterns suspended from the park’s trees. The work invites the viewer to explore the intersection of art and mathematics, a theme which has inspired the artists Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu in their collaborations. The pair have permanent public artworks around the world, from Dubai to Istanbul and Las Vegas to New Zealand.

“Our goal is to make Downtown Milwaukee public spaces more vibrant, walkable and inviting year-round for employees, residents, and visitors through public art and activation,” said Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. “‘Lightfield’ by HYBYCOZO will bring a fabulous splash of color to our Downtown over the winter months and provide educational opportunities for some of our younger guests.”

Throughout the installation, free programming opportunities will be available to guests, including hot chocolate and s’more roasting nights. In addition, HYBYCOZO offers youth educational materials for parents and teachers to explore the intersection of art and mathematics. Free lesson plans, coloring pages, folding polyhedrons and more can be found at Educators are encouraged to preview and download the materials prior to visiting the installation.

“The fact that this exhibition is both beautiful and educational is exciting for us,” said Jim Popp, president and CEO of Johnson Financial Group. “Johnson Financial Group is committed to enhancing the communities we serve and that includes efforts to inspire creativity in learning. We’re thrilled to welcome this world-renowned installation at the doorstep of our Cathedral Square location.”

The art installation’s opening night will serve as the preview party for Gallery Night MKE, on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with warm beverages, s’mores, and local DJs planned on both Jan. 19 and Jan. 20.

Ticket proceeds from this year’s NYE MKE party at the Milwaukee Art Museum, held on Saturday, Dec. 31, will support “Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO, along with other public art installations commissioned by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. Tickets are available for purchase at

“Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO presented by Johnson Financial Group is one of many anticipated public art commissions initiated by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 in 2023. Additional support for “Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO is provided by Herb Kohl Philanthropies, Madison Medical Affiliates, Events by Design, and Milwaukee County Parks. To find out more about “Lightfield” by HYBYCOZO, visit

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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