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Whitney Museum of American Art – New Building – Video Preview

The Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC will open the doors to the new building on May 1, 2015. We put together this video to give you a taste of their new home. The Renzo Piano designed space is perfect with amazing views of the city and Hudson River. The building will be cherished by New York for decades to come.

The Whitney Museum of American Art
Opens May 1, 2015
99 Gansevoort Street
NYC

Here’s what the Whitney has to say about the new space:

Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will include approximately 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space and terraces facing the High Line. An expansive gallery for special exhibitions will be approximately 18,000 square feet in area, making it the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City. Additional exhibition space includes a lobby gallery (accessible free of charge), two floors for the permanent collection, and a special exhibitions gallery on the top floor.

According to Mr. Piano, “The design for the new museum emerges equally from a close study of the Whitney’s needs and from a response to this remarkable site. We wanted to draw on its vitality and at the same time enhance its rich character. The first big gesture, then, is the cantilevered entrance, which transforms the area outside the building into a large, sheltered public space. At this gathering place beneath the High Line, visitors will see through the building entrance and the large windows on the west side to the Hudson River beyond. Here, all at once, you have the water, the park, the powerful industrial structures and the exciting mix of people, brought together and focused by this new building and the experience of art.”

The dramatically cantilevered entrance along Gansevoort Street will shelter an 8,500-square-foot outdoor plaza or “largo,” a public gathering space steps away from the southern entrance to the High Line. The building also will include an education center offering state-of-the-art classrooms; a multi-use black box theater for film, video, and performance with an adjacent outdoor gallery; a 170-seat theater with stunning views of the Hudson River; and a Works on Paper Study Center, Conservation Lab, and Library Reading Room. The classrooms, theater, and study center are all firsts for the Whitney.

A retail shop on the ground-floor level will contribute to the busy street life of the area. A ground-floor restaurant and top-floor cafe will be conceived and operated by renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group, which operated +Untitled+, the restaurant in the Whitney’s Marcel Breuer building on the Upper East Side, until programming there concluded on October 19.

Mr. Piano’s design takes a strong and strikingly asymmetrical form—one that responds to the industrial character of the neighboring loft buildings and overhead railway while asserting a contemporary, sculptural presence. The upper stories of the building overlook the Hudson River on its west, and step back gracefully from the elevated High Line Park to its east.

After the opening of the new Whitney this spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art plans to present exhibitions and educational programming at the Whitney’s uptown building for a period of eight years, with the possibility of extending the agreement for a longer term.


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Bruce Silverstein Gallery – AIPAD Photography Show

If you are in NYC stop by the AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory and take in the work at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery, April 16-19 2015.

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Mishka Henner, Staphorst Ammunition Depot, 2011, from the series Dutch Landscapes.

Bruce Silverstein Gallery – Booth 301
AIPAD Photography Show: April 16-19, 2015
Park Avenue Armory


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Joseph Beuys – Multiples from the Reinhard Schlegel Collection

Mitchell-Innes & Nash are bringing a museum scale exhibition of more than 500 multiples by Joseph Beuys to Chelsea. The works range in date from the early 1960s to the mid 1980s. What a way to kick off Spring! It’s an exiting time to be in New York City, see you there.

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Joseph Beuys Multiples from the Reinhard Schlegel Collection
March 13 – April 18, 2015


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Björk – MoMA – Video Preview

Björk opens this Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York City. We produced this video preview for your enjoyment.

Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art
NYC


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Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin – Yielders Path

Can’t wait to look in on this new installation from Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin at the Andrea Rosen Gallery.

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Yielders Path, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, 2015. Image courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery.

from the gallery:
Andrea Rosen Gallery is thrilled to present Yielders Path, a new room-size installation by Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, on view now. This sculptural video installation – immersive both sonically and visually with an animation-rich video projection suspended from the ceiling – follows major exhibitions of Fitch/Trecartin’s work at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and the Zabludowicz Collection in London, as well as Trecartin’s role as co-curator of the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial Surround Audience. Yielders Path marks our first presentation of a Fitch/Trecartin work at the gallery.


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Björk – MoMA

A press release and images further elucidate the structure that Björk at the Museum of Modern Art will take. NOWhere Limited will be previewing the exhibition and preparing you for your visit. Stay tuned!

Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015

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Bjork. Still from “Black Lake,” commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, 2015

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MoMA RETROSPECTIVE OF THE SINGER , COMPOSER, AND MUSICIAN BJÖRK CHRONICLES OVER TWO DECADES OF HE R DARING AND INNOVATIVE MUSIC, VIDEOS, VISUALS, OBJECTS, COSTUMES, AND INSTRUMENTS

Björk Includes a New Immersive Music and Film Experience Conceived and Realized by Björk with Andrew Thomas Huang and Commissioned for the Exhibition by MoMA

Björk
March 8–June 7, 2015
The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor
The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby and main Museum Lobby, first floor

NEW YORK, February 2, 2015 —MoMA presents Björk , a retrospective dedicated to the multifaceted work of the singer, composer, and musician, from March 8 to June 7, 2015. Björk offers an experience of music in many layers, with instruments, a theatrical presentation, an immersive sound experience, a focused audio guid e, and related visualizations—from photography and music videos to new media works. The exhi bition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative career, beginning with her eight full-length albums and multiple collaborations with directors, photographers, designers, artists, and other experimental practitioners, and culminating in a new, immers ive music and film experience commissioned by MoMA. The exhibition is conceived and organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator at Large at MoMA and Director of MoMA PS1, and is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

The product of a close collaboration between Mr. Biesenbach and Björk, the exhibition brings together a chronology of sounds, videos, objects, instruments, costumes, and images that express the artist’s overarching project: her music. Chronologically, the exhibition begins with the release of Björk’s first mature solo album, Debut , in 1993, and proceeds through her career up to her most recent work in 2015, including a new video and music installation commissioned especially for the Museum, Black Lake (which also appears on her new album, Vulnicura ).

Mr. Biesenbach states: “ An uncompromisingly original and highly accomplished auteur and solo artist in her composing, singing, and music, Björk is notably open to collaboration and interpretation of her work, extending even into education and audience participation. Over the decades she has also developed a highly collaborative practice to visualize and express her music and lyrics. Working with photographers, film- and video-makers, designers, architects, craftsmen, and inventors, she crosses over into all categories of high and low culture, digital and analog, into most creative fields.”

The retrospective is composed of multiple layers, within the Museum lobbies on the first floor and the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron At rium on the second floor. In the lobbies, four 2 musical instruments from Biophilia are on view, programmed to play music and sounds composed by Björk. The instruments include a Tesla coil, Gravity Harps designed by Andrew Cavatorta, a gameleste, an instrument that is a combination of a gamelan and a celesta, made by Björgvin Tómasson and Matt Nolan, and a pipe organ, also designed by Tómasson. Björk’s integration of music, design, and digital technology is consistently groundbreaking, and the Biophilia app, acquired by MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, is the first app to enter the collection. The Biophilia app is on view in the third-floor Architecture and Design galleries.

In the Marron Atrium, a two-story structure is specifically built for the exhibition’s acoustical needs. An experimental sound experience with Björk’s music and a fictitiously biographical narrative, written by Icelandic wr iter Sjón, was developed in partnership with Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Lab in Belmont, CA. This interactive location based system will provide visitors an intimate audio experience on the upper level of the structure, which was conceived by the curator in close collaboration with the artist and her consultants Sam Gainsbury and Gideon Ponte from Gainsbury and Whiting. Th e exhibition chronicles the last 22 years of Björk’s exemplary body of work through her eight albums: Debut (1993), Post (1995), Homogenic (1997), Vespertine (2001), Medulla (2004), Volta (2007), Biophilia (2011), and Vulnicura (2015). For each album a complex, multifaceted character was created, represented through striking visual images that express and embody her mu sic. Among the many visuals, objects, and costumes on view are the robots designed by Chris Cunningham for the music video All Is Full of Love ; Marjan Pejowski’s Swan Dress (2001); Alexander McQueen’s Bell Dress (2004) and Pagan Poetry Dress (2001); Iceland Love Corporation’s Volta album costume (2007); Bernhard Willhelm’s Volta tour dress (2007); Hussein Chalayan’s Airmail Dress (1999); Iris van Herpen’s Biophilia tour dress (2013); and Maiko Takeda’s Atmospheric Reentry headpiece from 2013, among others.

On the lower level of the Marron Atrium structure, Björk’s newest character and album will be featured in an immersiv e music and film experience, Black Lake . The 10-minute video, conceived and realized with director Andrew Thom as Huang, was filmed on location in Iceland during the summer of 2014, and includes motifs from the Icelandic landscape—caves, ravines, lava, and moss fields—and reflects ideas of pain, perishing, and rebirth. Black Lake was realized in collaboration with the 3-D design firm Autodesk , who worked along with David Benjamin and The Living on the installation at MoMA.

Also on the lower level of the Marron Atrium structure, a generous cinema space will show a chronological presentation of Björk’s music videos. In her music videos Björk has embraced elements of experimental video and filmmaking, technology, narration, and performance to create a rich and varied body of work. Her music videos have become some of the most creative ways for her to visualize each album’s characters, and have also been the site for some of her most fruitful collaborations. For each video she works closely wi th the director on the concept and execution, and over the course of her career she has often continued these collaborative relationships across 3 multiple projects. Sound design in the cinema and Black Lake was done by Marco Perry for Immersive Audio, Ltd., with the support of Bowers & Wilkins.

The exhibition explores Björk’s singular place in contemporary art, and celebrates her highly original and significant music, compositions, performances, and visual presentations.


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David Zwirner at ZONA MACO

David Zwirner Gallery will be on hand in Mexico City this week. Booth D209 February 4 – 8, 2015.

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Yayoi Kusama, MUSHROOMS, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 51 5/16 x 38 3/16 inches (130.3 x 97 cm).

ZONA MACO
Booth D209
February 4 – 8

Francis Alÿs
Carol Bove
Marcel Dzama
Donald Judd
Yayoi Kusama
Oscar Murillo
Thomas Ruff
Richard Serra
Wolfgang Tillmans
Christopher Williams


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Camille Hagner – Dream Theater

Enter the fascinating world that Camille Hagner creates with his oil paintings on canvas.

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Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – New Trailer

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If you are in the UK, brace yourselves, 2001: A Space Odyssey is coming back to theaters thanks to the British Film Institute. The rest of us will have to settle for this awesome new trailer for one of the greatest films ever made.

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Joel Strong – My Day With Leo

Joel Strong is on the prowl in NYC altering its residents with thoughtful Leonardo DiCaprio interventions.

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