The New Museum in downtown is a cool building. Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, this looks like a stack of block or books, and it stands out strong as it’s own special space for people to remember. The hell yes by Ugo Rondinone is iconic. I think they could have got Stephen Powers instead, but oh well. The outside today was a solid performer against the blue sky and clouds.
Do you see the pubic hair? This was an installation of found objects. Look closely, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. I won’t give you a zoomed up version, but it was obvious when looking at it. It too may have been a found object.
Ei Arakawa is one of the artists in the show, he was doing some dance project that seemed like it was aiming to be a joke. He’s voice was distinctly Japanese accented, and it seemed like he was just messing with the people there.
Finally, there were interesting pieces there, but I managed to fire off just a few photos when security was looking the other way. Although the second floor was still being installed, the overall vibe of the New Museum felt fun and kept the vibe light. I’ll be back another time when the shows change up.