Friday, February 8, 2013

Vernissages | NYC, February 7

Alighiero Boetti "La Forza del Centro" at Barbara Gladstone
Jean-Michael Basquiat at Gagosian

My pick of the evening was Trevor Paglen at Metro Pictures. Paglen, commissioned by Creative Time, worked with scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to produce a disc micro-etched with 100 photographs. The disc, designed to last in space for billions of years, in November 2012 was attached to a communications satellite and launched from Kazakhstan into Earth’s orbit.