Taking a Break for Big Spaces
Last weekend, I hung out with the Yale University Art Gallery Guides in an abandoned factory and wandered through tall fields of grass in upstate New York. Art would never be the first word to come to mind when considering these two seemingly opposite spaces. Yet, both the factory and the 500-acre meadow display permanent collections that seem to have been made for them, and in some cases actually were. Dia:Beacon, located in Beacon, NY and the Storm King Art Center, in New Windsor, NY are perfect escapes from the often overwhelming Yale bubble.
New York — You’re Just My Type
There’s a new king of New York City—and its Banksy, the elusive British-based graffiti artist. On Monday, Banksy announced that he will spend the month of October staging an entire show of 31 works—one daily—all over the city’s streets. The show, “Better Out than In,” takes the New York contemporary art scene out of Chelsea galleries and into new and unexpected territory.
The art scene in your screen
Is social media an art? My first reaction would be, no. I’m not trying to say that I don’t appreciate the way you chose Valencia and that artful blur instead of the more expected X Pro II on your Instagram of Old Campus. I do it too—and I love it—but to me those manipulations of an iPhoto just aren’t art.
Entering the Cube
The Yale School of Architecture’s newest exhibit, ‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes,’ rejects boring, conventional museum gallery spaces and displays. Through the use of relatively conventional museum mediums, the exhibit highlights other museums that have reinvented the traditional style. In those museums, a series of white-walled rooms with framed paintings and a few scattered sculptures is not going to cut it anymore.