Former NYC Synagogue Transforms Into 'Game of Thrones' Art Exhibition


Just in case you don't already have reminders set up on all of your devices (or is that just us?), Game of Thrones is back for Season 6 this Sunday, April 24. Ahead of the premiere, the network teamed up with a group of artists for an April 21 event called "Art the Throne," transforming an old New York City Gothic synagogue into a banquet hall fit for a Lannister.

Art collective Cyrcle, Tristan Eaton, Pop Chart Lab, Marcos Chin, and Jeff Nishinaka were all tapped to create original works inspired by George R.R. Martin's fantasy world. The collection set up shop at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in Manhattan's Lower East Side, a former synagogue built in 1849.

In the center of the space: Cyrcle's Overthrone Crown, a golden upside-down crown large enough to allow guests to enter in order to read a poem written inside. Pop Chart Lab created an equally massive work for the event. Its 12-foot-tall Red Wedding Illuminated Manuscript, an engraved glass sculpture, features imagery of a wolf and swords, lit with bright red lights.

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Tristan Eaton and Jeff Nishinaka filled one side of the room with Tristan's series of paintings (inspired by Daenerys Targaryen) and Nishinaka's intricate paper sculpture. On the other side, Marcos Chin projected an animated illustration inspired by everyone's favorite warrior, Brienne of Tarth.

For more on the individual works of art, head to the Game of Thrones YouTube channel to watch each artist introduce their piece and explain their inspiration, and search for the #ArtTheThrone hashtag to see other images from the event.