July 1, 2008

inspiration in Queens/after 53rd st.

I wanted to learn more about the artist Olafur Eliasson before seeing his waterfall installations this summer in New York Harbor, so I hopped on the LIRR to catch the last day of his show at MOMA, and then the 2nd part at PS1 in Queens. The train I was on had a "pedestrian accident", (suicide) and we were almost 2 hours late, I made a mad dash for Moma to see the show entitled:

I had to slow down, and immerse myself in such things as a hallway of yellow light that took color out of everything (including skin)
and mirror box's placed in a window so when you looked down you saw up

a wall of moss

a dark room of light and smoke...................

a little divergence to see some interesting work by Israeli artist Sigalit Landau 
these are objects made of barbed wire, then immersed in the Dead Sea and then dried in the 
desert sun...........

I still had 3 hours so off to Queens and PS1 for the 2nd part of TAKE YOUR TIME

(a little graffiti across the street)

PS(public school)1 is housed in an old school, with lots of rooms for gallery space

and this began the most enjoyable part of my day. Going to the outer boroughs is for me like going on little vacations. Here you enter the school yard, and where other summers they have created a beach, this year an urban farm has been created.

so 2 weeks ago, I saw pigs in Brooklyn, yesterday, roosters in Queens.
what's not to love about New York.

It was curious that photography was allowed inside Moma, but not PS1.
I am not sure how all this will inspire our collection of shearling coats,
but it will, in some way

1 comment:

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Toshiki it will inspire lot of people.