Artful Weekends

Happy Friday the 13th! Today the Angel Orensanz Foundation blog will share with you our suggestions for you to enjoy a very artful weekend.

We have already told you one reason you should visit the Whitney Museum, that is the groundbreaking artists Yayoi Kusama and here is another: Sharon Haeys. Her exhibition “There’s so much I want to say to you” has filled with words and an environment designed by the artists herself in collaboration with Andrea Geyer the third floor of the beautifully designed museum. The New York artist does have a lot to say,  with her photographs, films, videos, sounds, speeches and performances, she explores the connections between politics, history, speech and desire.

The first thing you see as you step out the elevator is a wide white curtain with black-inked words that say : “Now a chasm has opened between us that holds us together and keeps us apart.”, a barrier to the rest of the exhibition, a door to Haeys mind. Once inside her world, the installations are visible, the placards she collected over the years, the footages, the video projections, and her voice that echoes in the cacophony of visuals and sounds.

After exploring the Whitney, go downtown and to the East Side, close to to the Angel orensanz Foundation, here in the Lower East Side onto the New Museum on Bowery to see The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg, an ambitious multimedia installation, with a lot of birds in a crazy variety of colors and shape and videos that are tales of revenge, lust, submission, depravation, of human emotions almost bearing our animality.  “It is very easy to see yourself as a victim. It is hard to see yourself as a perpetrator.” – she says , and the phrase surely resonates the exhibition that explores our most animal instincts, as Djurberg knows that the only real barrier from realing them is our society training.

You know we always advise: go outside! Last time we showed you the art in Madison Square Park, this time, we are going ever more to the west into the train track transformed park, the HighLine. From it you can see stunning views of the city, but we want you to keep your eyes on the road and play an art treasure hunt: Lilliput; the group exhibition that takes place in the beautiful park features miniature sculptures in unexpected places from six artists from around the world, Oliver Laric with Sun Tzu Janus Alessandro Pessoli with Old Singer with Blossoms, Tomoaki Suzuki with Carson,  his first outdoor sculpture, Francis Upritchard with The SeductionErika Verzutti presents Dino Abacate, Dino Tropical, Dino Pot, and Dino and Allyson Vieira joins in with Construction (Rampart). 

sources: nytimes, artinfo, huffingtonpost  , artbook, highline

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