The Scenic Views of the New York Subway System
When you think “New York City subway,” the first words that come to mind are probably congested, dirty, loud, among other less-than-positive descriptors. Most of us coming from New Haven associate the descent into the subway system with a sad departure from the grandeur of the Grand Central atrium. But if you take a second »
Crowding out Meaning
If there is a story to be told, it can only be about an individual, because the subjects of her photos seem to have nothing in common beyond the shared space they all occupy.
Artist-Dancer Nick Cave’s wild creations have found their newest home at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, where they will remain until May 4. The Chicago-based artist rose to fame with his Soundsuits, full-body costumes made up of castoff objects from antique shops and flea markets. The suits overtake the body with their metallic, furry, flowery, sparkly materials, and transform humans into something unrecognizable.
Time Will Tell
The projection changes abruptly, maps of Africa popping up and fading away. Clock faces spin out of control, as if to say that time is entirely obliterated — or perhaps irrelevant — in the artist’s nondescript space.
The View from the Farm
Farms can play home to a variety of crops and animals. Those who know me well might think that I am referring to the yak farm I spent some time on last year. However, over 400 acres in the Hudson Valley, there is a farm that raises something stranger than hairy beasts--art.
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.