Friday, September 24, 2010

Camminando | NYC

David Fincher's "The Social Network" opened tonight the 48th New York Film Festival. The story (real, fictional or both?) of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is anticipated to be one of the blockbusters movie of the decade.
Come si suol dire "piove sempre sul bagnato" :-)

While crowds were lining up to the entrance of the Alice Tully's theater, I was enjoying martinis and the view from "la torre d'avorio" above the theater as "the poor intellectual revenge" vs the billionaire nerd revenge...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Camminando | The Pyramid at Sun Farm

At Sun Farm the sun rising and setting at the solstices and equinoxes are defined by markers or frames.

The Sun Working Pyramid is a new "functional sculpture" resembling the Egyptian pyramids, of course not in scale but in the purpose of solar alignments. Sun Working Pyramid is located at the intersection between Noon Columns and Sun Axis.

In plan the pyramid faces are aligned to the four cardinal points, north, east, south, west. Its elevation can be used as a sundial: the sun apparent path can be traced with the vertex of the pyramid as a reference point.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vernissages | NYC, Chelsea September 16

Mr .Fluxus: An Anthology of Essays Anti-Film, Documents Architecture and Ephemeral Objects
@ Stendhal Gallery

Manuel Ocampo @ Tyler Rollins

Ricci Albenda @ Andrew Kreps

Sarah Sze @ Tanya Bonakdar

John McCracken @ David Zwirner

Andy Hope @ Metro Pictures

Vernissages NYC | Chelsea, September 15

Sol LeWitt "The Complex Form" @ Dorfman Projects

Re-Dressing @ Bortolami

David Srigley @ Anton Kern

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vernissages NYC | Max's Kansas City

Two different exhibitions opened tonight, related to the Mickey Ruskin's legendary Max's Kansas City, gathering for the sixties art scene. The exhibition at Loretta Howard Gallery shows work from the conceptualist, minimalist and pop-artist who were gathering at Max's. The show at Steven Kasher, besides artwork presents vintage photos of the art and music scene at Max's.

"Artists at MaxKansas City 1965-1974 Hetero-Holics and Some Women Too"
at Loretta Howard Gallery

"Max's Kansas City" @ Steven Kasher

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vernissages | NYC, September 13

A complete change of scene ---and mainly work--- tonight, at several galleries inthe West 57th Street and Upper East Side

Most memorable "Marking of Time" by the conceptual artist Hitoshi Nomura, dealing with processes and themes very close to my heart: time, light and documentation of sun and star light, capturing the ephemerality of time.

Also close to my heart, for the interventions on the landscape, another show titled "Marking" by Michael Heizer, mainly known for his earth works.

Hitoshu Nomura's "Marking of Time" @McCaffreyFineArts

Michael Heizer's "Marking" at Noira Haime

Frank Bowling at Spanierman Modern

Vernissages | NYC, Lower East Side, September 12

Kirsi Mikkola @ Sue Scott

Dmitry Gutov @ Scaramouche

Gerald Davis @ Salon Freeman

Digression @ Hendershot

Judith Page @ Lesley Heller

Alfred Prior @ Lesley Heller

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vernissages | NYC, Chelsea September 10

JudyPfaff "Five Decades" at Ameringer McEneryYohe

EricFertman at SusanInglett

Dan Colen at Gagosian (West 24th Street)

Marjetica Potrc at Meulensteen

"Notyetness" by Yael Kanarek at bitforms

Angelo Filomeno at Galerie Lelong

Jennifer Steinkamp at Lehmann Maupin