News OY/YO sculpture has ‘Something to Say’ at the Brooklyn Museum Artist Deborah Kass’s iconic sculpture will be on display for a year. Artist Deborah Kass's sculpture OY/YO returns to Brooklyn as part of a public art activation at the Brooklyn Museum. Photo Credit: Deborah Kass / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated August 30, 2018 3:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Brooklyn’s iconic OY/YO sculpture will have a new home starting in September. The piece, which was created by artist Deborah Kass, will be placed in front of the Brooklyn Museum as part of a yearlong public art display called “Something to Say.” First appearing in the borough in November 2015, Kass’s piece made its debut at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and was later displayed along the Williamsburg waterfront. The 8-foot-tall sculpture has resonated with the borough’s diverse communities. From one side it references the famous Yiddish expression “oy vey,” and from the other, it spells “yo,” a popular slang greeting and the Spanish word for “I.” “When I created OY/YO the American promise of equality and fairness was writ in the most diverse administration ever, working to make the country a better place for all,” Kass said in a statement. “With hate and division now on the rise, it is urgent to see our commonalities, what we share, and what brings us together.” “Something to Say” will be on view from Sept. 14 to June 30, 2019. It also will include works by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Hank Willis Thomas. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.