Crocheted mural (yarn bomb), which read “All we need is love and money.”
summer 2013 by halfgallery
I’ve slowly become a giant Sol LeWitt fan. It started when I saw his work on the MET rooftop and the City Hall Park installation. That led to a long weekend at MASS MoCA for his retrospective. Recently I ran into, “Photograph of Mid-Manhattan with the Area between The Plaza, Ansonia, Biltmore and Carlyle Hotels Removed” at MoMA. Swoon.
Olafur Eliasson: Your Waste of Time
Installation presents massive pieces of ice that broke off from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago, around AD 1200.
Presented as sculptures that visitors can walk around and contemplate, their continued presence is made possible by refrigerating the gallery space to maintain a temperature below freezing. The physical experience of centuries-old ice from the glaciers of Eliasson’s native Iceland makes tangible a history that extends beyond the human life span—time that is measured in thousands of years rather than mere decades.
After reading the New York Times article, “How James Turrell Knocked the Art World Off Its Feet”, I got all tingly and did 3 things:
1) Rushed over to MoMA PS1 to get a little Turrell fix. (thanks Sarah Morgan)
2) Made a small donation to become a friend of the Roden Crater.