Franz Erhard Walther’s sculptural work at The Powerplant explores the relationship of the viewer, their body, space, and the intimacy of interactions between. The room is piled with 58 precisely folded packages of cotton fabric. The sculptures only materialize once ‘activated’ by the viewers. There is a meditative quality to the unrolling / folding of the fabric. Once activated and inside the material you feel enveloped in a strange sense of quiet and focus of the intimate space you are occupying.
Sounds, lights, noise and film, Philippe Parreno fills the Park Avenue Armory with a visceral experience. At different stages the lights would dim, certain sculptures would flash, others would chime. The piano keys would magically move and dance on their own with no music to accompany the phantom performer.
The Hole Gallery hosted at presentation of Emerald Couture’s Fall Fashion Week, bringing together a fusion of art by Evan Gruzis, fashion by Emerald Couture’s various designers and music by Seamosters and BELL. Exotic Beta is an interesting exhibition featuring ink paintings, and an stunning collaborative installation by designer .
The Dance of the Gallerinas is a performance art piece that combines classical ballet, pop culture, and contemporary music – all inspired by the beautiful women who help run the art world: the gallerinas. Created by a curating collective composed of renowned choreographer Avi Scher. The Flag Foundation graciously hosted the performance in conjunction with the opening of Roni Horn’s Double Mobius and One, Another a show featuring contemporary art and thematics of love, sexuality and coupling. Nothing says says love […]
MoMA PopRally presented a three night performance featuring the collective SSION at MoMA PS1. Performing songs from their new album Bent, the absurdest spectacle combined fantastic video backdrops, costumes, and props. The thematic content hysterically touched on subjects on feminism, a few classic grunge rock covers, dieting and purgatory. SSION is a group collective lead by front man Cody Critcheloe, and an entourage of drag queens, performance artists, and musicians that to likes of Huizenga, Alexis Blair Penney, Colin Self, […]
Flash:Light brings site specific sound and light installation to the streets with the Festival of Ideas for the New City. Video projections and performance transformed the city, as art filled the streets and venues around the Lower East Side. Aida Ruilova media performance featured a pair of twins dressed as nurses, that simultaneously filmed and broadcasted their performance live with iPhones as a reflection of social networks and technology in interactions in the city. Let Us Make Cake is a […]
ArtJetSet caught a street interview between an artist and the director of The Homeless Museum of Art (HoMu) in Chelsea, by the HighLine entrance. The Homeless Museum Of Art is an art project created by New York-based artist Filip Noterdaeme, with a mission to subvert the market-driven art world.
Future Cinema, a British film screening company, hosted a 60s Mod happening at the Shangri-la Studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up was screened, a film about a blasé fashion photographer in 1960s London, rifed with the ennui of his fashion fame, driven by a tortured artistic passion. The massive event space set the scene with recreations of the film and populated the crowd with Mod dancers and swinging London decor. The happening was a mis en scene to […]
The Swiss Institute New York hosted a performance by Ylva Ogland, where she distills campaign boiled with rubies to invoke her twin alterego SNÖFRID that lives in mirrors. An elegy to Snowwhite, the rubies are an element to inspire lust and lustfulness in the 165 proof vodka that is the bi-product of the beautiful heating and cooling distillation process. Traced on the floor were ghostly white chalk drawings of all the elements and objects used in the distillation process.
ArtBattles presents a two week showcase at the RedBull Space titled Living Art Exhibition. Artists battle live on stage producing paintings infront of a live audience. The audience votes, and the paintings are available for purchase. The winning artist receives a solo show and $20 000 Commision for a mural at Griffin Court Developement.