G O S E E ( C O M I N G S O O N ): J U D D & S O H O
“Donald Judd was one of the first artists to move to SoHo. Soon this derelict industrial neighborhood became a vibrant haven for artists, writers, musicians, and community activists, among others… Judd participated in efforts to change zoning laws in Lower Manhattan to allow the conversion of industrial spaces into live-work studios, through A.I. R (Artist-in-Residence) designation. Judd hosted dinner parties and social gatherings, and had a genuine curiosity for new ideas and debate about the intersection of art, culture, history and politics at a time of great tumult and change in the United States and the world. The ground floor of 101 Spring Street was used for occasional temporary exhibitions, community and activist meetings, and performances. Over the next 25 years, Judd renovated the building floor by floor… As the building where Judd lived and worked… 101 Spring Street will offer a firsthand experience that cannot be found at any other major art institution in New York City. Visitors will encounter art and design that exists on its own terms.” via Judd Foundation. donate towards the restoration here.
G O S E E: T H E P A I N T I N G F A C T O R Y
abstraction after warhol MOCA, through August 20, 2012
“Ironically, one of the places where this fresh approach to abstraction was germinating was the studio that might seem the farthest from the practice of the abstract tradition, Andy Warhol’s Factory. The Factory was a haven for all sorts of brilliant artistic misfits, but was also a laboratory where the historical and contemporary innovations in art and culture could be remixed and reconstituted…”
G O S E E: Y A Y O I K U S A M A fireflies on the water
the whitney, new york through september 30, 2012
“Yayoi Kusama’s depictions of seemingly endless space have been a central focus of her artistic career. Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water with its carefully constructed environment… creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.” watch polka dot world.
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