“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Community reaction around 4min mark.
Hindsight is Always 20/20
R. Luke DuBois
This installation examines the history of the presidential State of the Union address through the metaphor of vision. Using the Snellen-style eye chart the installation highlights the sixty-six most frequently used words from each presidential administration, starting with the most often used word on the top line.
Skye Gilkerson was my favorite artist of the day. She is a participant of the Smack Mellon Artist Studio program. She showed a few pieces where she cut out punctuation marks and reassembled them to create a new meanings. I didn’t get any photos of this work but you can see a photo from GrizzlyGrizzly below and more of this series here.
ANTONY GORMLEY: EVENT HORIZON
March 26, 2010 – August 15, 2010
I see one! Look up there, see? Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon in Madison Square Park was the perfect way to end a hectic day. Rob and I met after work and had such fun spotting the life-size body forms on rooftops and within the park. My camera was kaput – so check out Rob’s flickr set.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
7:00pm – 8:00pm
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
Dan Graham joins avant-garde composer and musician Glenn Branca for a conversation about past collaborations, rock music, and shared interests working in New York City. This evening also includes a screening of Westkunst (Modern Period): Dan Graham Segment (1980) by Dan Graham and Ernst Mitzka.
This program will take place at X Initiative, 548 West 22nd Street. This is a free event. No reservations. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated.
This event is part of “My Turn,” a series of public programs held in conjunction with the exhibition “Dan Graham: Beyond.”
“My Turn” expands the definition of a museum program by inviting a guest artist to interpret another artist’s work. This unique public program series is organized by guest curator and artist Howie Chen. Taking the exhibition as a point of departure, Chen approaches Dan Graham’s work through musicians, filmmakers, and performers to provide a new and insightful look at an artist who has been influential since the 1960s.
See my post of Dan Graham exhibit at MOCA Los Angeles May2009
photo credit: copenhagen.unlike.net
Its a powerful show with work that is inclusive and displacing all at once. My favorite pieces in this retrospective are the transparent, two-way mirrored glass installations. Viewers see reflections of themselves and their surrounds as well as views through the glass. The audience becomes part of the sculpture.
Dan Graham interview
The Dorothy Parker Society is hosting The Dreamland Gala fundraiser on Sunday, May 24 with Michael Arenella and his 12-piece Dreamland Orchestra. Come out in vintage clothes for a great night of music in Carroll Gardens to support Parkerfest 2009.
The speakeasy-themed gala will be held at the Green Building, a 19th-century warehouse nestled along the banks of the Gowanus Canal, at 450 Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.