Where plants grow well, humans usually do well, / Rome, Paris, London, San Francisco. It must have / Something to do with the light. There is a small intaglio / Of Agrippa in Augustus in a glass-clear mineral, / Which creates an image in light, of light, by light.
The museums façade and lobby vinyls of The One and Only Madinat New Museum Royal Mirage luxury hotel are by G.C.C., a collective of eight artists with roots in the Gulf.
Traditional notions of cultural identityonce determined by territorial borders and isolated means of communicationhave been replaced by a global commonality, affecting the development of creative strategies and disparate cultural languages.
The interpretation of a system versus the system is polarized, depending on contexta flaw in communication that implies discrepancies within language. Is no structure sacred?
It is fitting that the Bonni Benrubi Gallery’s curators eschewed modern languages, reaching back instead to Koine Greek for tà hierá (roughly, “sacred things”), the title of the current group exhibition of 17 photographs by seven artists.
Lucio Fontana is amongst those latter-day European modernists whose post-WWII reputation was made by a signature autographic gesture.
So goes the first stanza of Theres a certain Slant of light, Emily Dickinsons doleful poem which addresses light as a suspect entitya presence weighing down on those who observe its behavior.
One thing that comes to mind with Jeff Koons’s work is not what makes it good or bad, but a genuine curiosity about the nature of its perception in his fan base. It goes without saying that brilliant and redoubtable self-promotion has played an essential part in Koons’s career.
Stepping through the grand red doorway of The Production Line of Happiness, a single photograph of a finger touching a glowing green button hangs on the wall.
From the abstract to the concrete / Its more delphically precise than anticipated. / Arms extending halfway down / Embrace head spinning gently on the wall.
This summer, Midtown had a distinct case of Brazilian fever, and not just because of the flocks of soccer fans crowding local sports bars and tourists traps to watch the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.