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“Carsten Höller: Experience” at New Museum invites audiences to be physically and psychologically engaged
“Carsten Höller: Experience” is the most comprehensive US exhibition to date of the artist’s engaging work. The current show gathers together a number of the artist’s signature works in an arrangement that transforms the viewer’s experience of time and space. Originally trained as a scientist, Höller is frequently inspired by research and experiments from scientific history and deploys these studies in works that alter the audience’s physical and psychological sensations, inspiring doubt and uncertainty about the world around them. His work often draws on social spaces outside of the museum such as the amusement park, zoo, or playground, but the experiences they provide are always far from our usual expectations of these activities. Höller’s art takes the form of proposals for radical, new ways of living by creating sculptures and diagrams for visionary architecture as well as transportation alternatives, such as his renowned slide installations. These concepts may seem impossible in the present day, but suggest new models for the future.
Each floor of the exhibition explores a different general theme within Höller’s work to provide a carefully choreographed journey through the building and the artist’s oeuvre. The fourth floor focuses on the theme of movement—featuring the artist’s spectacular Mirror Carousel (2005), which provides riders with a notably different physical experience than the traditional fairground merry-go-round, while at the same time reflecting and illuminating the space surrounding it. The third floor gathers together works that seek to provide an altered or utopian experience of architectural space. For example, his Giant Psycho Tank (2000) invites viewers to float weightlessly in the water of a sensory deprivation pool, providing a tenebrous, out-of-body experience.
Over the years, the artist has employed psychotropic drugs, flashing lights, and other stimuli to potentially alter the viewer’s mental state. His new site-specific installation on the second floor, Double Light Corner, flickers back and forth on a central axis, creating an immersive, hallucinatory experience. The work is paired with a recreation of Höller’sExperience Corridor in which the viewer is given the choice to undertake a number of self-experiments. The sculptures,Giant Triple Mushrooms (2010), icons of the kind of personal exploratory journey that his work has always centered on, will also be on view. Taken as a whole, Höller’s work is an invitation to re-imagine the way in which we move through the world and the relationships we build as he asks us to reconsider what we think we know about ourselves.
The exhibition is organized by Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, with Gary Carrion-Murayari, Associate Curator and Jenny Moore, Assistant Curator.
“Due to unprecedented attendance for the Carsten Holler exhibition and increased staffing needs, we have increased admission prices,” said Gabriel Einsohn, communications director for the New Museum. “It is most likely not a permanent increase.”
The new prices went into effect in early November. Previously, general admission was $12 and is now $16; admission for seniors increased to $14 from $10 while the student rate went to $12 from $8. Admission remains free for museum goers under 18, Einsohn said.
Admission also remains free for everyone every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m..
Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
ArtUP:Growing Public Art in the LES, calls for funding to preserve cultural landmarks in East Village
As the end of the year approaches, FABnyc invites you to help us revitalize our community spaces by supporting our public art program, ArtUp.
Cultural landmarks are disappearing rapidly on the Lower East Side, and, in an effort to preserve the neighborhood’s character, FABnyc’s ArtUp program is transforming construction sites, scaffolding bridges, and vacant spaces into street-side galleries.
Invigorate and preserve the culture of the Lower East Side by making a contribution to ArtUp via our Kickstarter campaign. You can even receive special rewards from past and current ArtUp artists, and, to sweeten the deal, all donors will be invited to a backer party this January.
ArtUp will only be funded if at least $3,000 is pledged by Thursday Dec 29, 9:17pm EST, so every little bit helps and every dollar is appreciated.
Your invaluable support will help generate vital creative exchange and sustain neighborhood character.
Let art inspire you in 2012.
Lady Gaga Look Alike Contest takes a place on June 4th to kick off Gay Pride Month in Lower East Side
A Go Gaga Look-Alike Competition will be held as a part of the festivities. Lady Gaga look-alikes will compete for the crown of best Lady Gaga impersonator. With Lady Gaga as a former resident of the Lower East Side, competitors are encouraged to incorporate items from the Lower East Side into their costumes, which can be replicas of Lady Gaga’s real outfits, or original costumes that evoke Lady Gaga’s look. Download the rules and application here.
Judges for the Go Gaga Look-Alike Competition includeThe Emperor and Empress of the Imperial Court of New York, which supports a number of LGBT organizations. More information about the Imperial Court can be found at www.icny.org. Other judges include Jason Zinnoman, theater critic for The New York Times and downtown personality and performance artist Carmelita Tropicana. The winner of the Go-Gaga competition will receive a prize package that includes a night’s stay at the GEM Hotel and dinner for two at Café Katja.
As part of Pride Goes East, 5% of any money spent at local LES businesses featured in the LES Neighborhood Guide will be donated to theImperial Court of New York, when receipts are dropped off at the Lower East Side Visitor Center, 54 Orchard Street. The donations will benefit numerous LGBT organizations, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS, Children’s Hope Foundation, Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Harvey Milk School, and Lambda Legal Defense.
June 4, 2011, Saturday from 4:30pm-7:30pm
Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton Street.
Nadine Gill lives in New York City. ”Beyond a Shadow” is her latest project. It consists of a series of 78 drawings, coinciding with her 78th year. She is thrilled to share her observations of shadows; musings on illusion of peace and love. “There is no bigotry in shadows,” she says, “only mystery and beauty of geometry, which has no boundaries.”
- Artist:Nadine Gill
- Title:Beyond a Shadow
- Exhibition:May 21st-June 18th, 2011
- Opening Reception:May 21st, 2011
- SB D Gallery 125 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 T.212-979-7239
What a delight surprise! Andy the owner of Pinisi Bakery on 4th Street in East Village hands out his freshly baked red velvet cupcakes to moms! The best baker with the biggest heart!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Pinisi Bakery, 128 East 4th St # A, New York, NY 10003-9478 (212) 614-9079
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911:Downtown Art, FAB and NYU in East Village, NYC
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York and resulted in the fourth highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths. Most of the victims were recent immigrant Jewish and Italian women aged sixteen to twenty-three.
Many of the workers could not escape the burning building because the managers had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits. People jumped from the eighth, ninth, and tenth floors. The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers.
As the centennial of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire is commemorated, Downtown Art and FAB invite our neighbors to join us for a brief commemoration to Rosie Friedman, who lived on our block, and her co-workers at the Triangle Factory
1) Downtown Art
Friday, March 25 at 4:30pm, Outside 64 East 4th Street
East 4th Street was home to Rosie Friedman, 18, who perished in the fire; we are also the birthplace of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, her union.
Ringing of bells to mark the time of the fire alarms going off
“Wide Ocean” sung by Alice Quinn Makwaia, 15
Brief remarks by Ryan Gilliam, Downtown Art
‘A Letter to Rosie Friedman’, by Lena Feliciano Hansen, 17
‘Twelve Dollars a Week’, composed by Michael Hickey,
sung by the teen company of THE WAISTMAKERS’ OPERA
We invite you to share rugelach and hot chocolate at the FAB Cafe after the remembrance.
2) NYU exhibition
“The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: One Hundred Years After,” is on exhibit at New York University through May.