Looking through my pictures of the past visit to P.S.1, I found this picture of one of the greatest pieces currently on display. I can’t really remember the artist’s name (nor the piece’s name for that matter) but its simplicity, its economy of means and its in-your-face-ness are what make it completely astounding to walk through. It’s in the second floor, so if you have a chance to visit the museum, don’t miss it.
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Today was the opening for Cooper Union’s end of year show. I got to walk around the architecture and art shows and saw a lot of beautiful models, some great drawings, and a few fun/smart pieces of art.
The one above was one of my favorites: a hand crank break dancer + MC Hammer zoetrope. Can’t beat it.
See images of some interesting projects on view after the jump.
Robert Rauschenberg has died at age 82.
Read the NYT article.
Last Friday I made it to the Guggenheim’s final “First Fridays” of the season. I had been waiting to visit the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit “I want to believe” in order to check it out during the party, although I was dying to see the exhibit.
The parties themselves are pretty fun, although they’ve become so popular they just get insanely packed and therefore the fun ratio vs. the annoying ratio gets shifted towards the annoying side. After 1 hour in there it is just impossible to move…
I’m still writing my take on the show, but, here are the images for now… I’ll complete this later on.
Pecha Kucha is tonight…
See you there.
Here are some random images from last night’s presentations
abalos y herreros
The show at The Brooklyn Museum is absolutely amazing. The exhibit, which is separated in two floors, is very extensive and the quality of the paintings/sculptures/videos etc is just incredible.
As usual, I’ll rant about the museum’s ‘tight-assness’ about taking pictures inside -does Murukami care?…- these guys were truly gestapo style, yelling and running towards people with cameras to get them to stop. That’s what they’re being paid for I guess, but it’s an idiotic policy nonetheless. Makes me wonder if Gagosian has anything to do with it.
Don’t miss the transformer girl in the first level (hard to miss, it takes the main central space) , the short clips in the lower level (anyone knows the name of the little fella?) and the large canvas-tiny DOB blue painting.
View some lousy pics after the jump
Also, don’t miss this circus video of the opening from the NYT…
German artist Gregor Schneider is seeking a volunteer to die while on display in a gallery. “Unfortunately today, death and the road to death are about suffering. Coming to terms with death — as I plan it — can take away the pain of dying for us,” he said in an article published by Die Welt.
Read the CBC article here.
I’m working on some initial thoughts after the jump, I’ll finalize that posting later on.