11 юли 2008, петък
This was a pretty interesting lecture/ panel discussion by two artists from former communist regions in Europe. The discussion brought some interesting points and quite connected to my personal upbringing and culture. .. all I can say is- events like this can only make me love NYC even more, connecting me better with that part of the world- where I come from.
APEX is a great alternative gallery in SOHO. their website is www.apexart.com.
02 юли 2008, сряда
Louise Bourgeois's exhibit just opened last Thursday. It is pretty amazing and worth seeing. Her feminist stands are pretty direct:) As a 96 years old artist, some of her earlier work was not my favorite but as you get to the top of the museum the show revealed some amazing work and installations. Few of my favorite pieces had writing incorporated into them. Some were standing structures re-creating living environments, inclosed with old doors, intensely psychological. I just wish that one day I will be a 96 year old woman artist living in Europe and NY and still making work every day...
As usual, here is the website for the online exhibition: www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/_pages/bourgeois/index.html
27 юни 2008, петък
The over all theme in most Chelsea openings right now I noticed is in context to children, community and future. A few representations of Korean art in a couple of galleries. "The Future as Disruption" was an exhibit I thought was interesting, at gallery "The Kitchen". The exhibit consisted mainly of a video installation, small illustrations/vignettes and paintings.
At Gladstone Gallery I saw the new work of Anish Kapoor. That show was impressive. I will go back again and visit it one more time since openings here are so difficult to walk through.. if the gallery is good I mean.
Be sure to go on www.chelseaartgalleries.com to view some information on the thousand of galleries and their openings there. Just so you know a lot were not very good!
25 юни 2008, сряда
Paul Chan's "The 7 Lights" - the current exhibition at the New Museum on Bowery Street. Beautiful video installations with a very distinct repetitive rhythm. Each piece is connected to the seven days of creation. Video installations, drawings and collages are part of this exhibit. There is the link if you wan tto see each video online, but you can not experience it fully. The ratio of each projected on the floor is about 5 x 7 feet.www.newmuseum.org and just click on current and than click on view online.
On the second floor the exhibit was interesting. Yet as Chan's installations had a very universal approach the work by Steven Shearer and DAniel Guzman had more of a personal/ ironic narrative attached. And yes, the scull reference is getting boring..
23 юни 2008, понеделник
It is a city of immigrants and most of them speak bulgarian! Pretty awesome.I get to talk to some especially when you have 1:30 hours of train ride every morning... and I love it!
I have not been able to visit many galleries yet.. only "Eyebeam" in Chelsea. It is a very cool gallery, as they express, making a link between art and technology. The current show there is named " Tourists and Travelers" as New York is major tourist spot in the Summer. It is a pretty interesting show... Here is their website if you are not already familiar: www.eyebeam.org
Tomorrow I will visit a lot of places and hopefully will write a lot more.
All of my enormous curved paintings were delivered successfully!