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Yayoi Kusama is bringing a new Infinity Mirror Room to NYC this fall
We New Yorkers love shine. From sparkling skyscrapers to sleek dance floors and bright new restaurants, we can’t deny our love of a gleaming spectacle. And Yayoi Kusama feeds into our obsession—in the best way possible. This fall, New York will receive the ultimate glimmering art show: a brand-new Infinity Mirror Room from Yayoi Kusama. The fresh insta-bait is set to debut along with the rest of the artist's show on November 9, 2019 at the David Zwirner Gallery, and it will be on view until December 14. Kusama's Infinity Rooms—filled with floating, mirrored orbs or flickering lights—lend themselves to creative selfies and reflective contemplations. The installation will surely beckon everyone from New York’s art connoisseurs to first-time tourists, so get ready to get in line… We’ll meet you there for a pic of an exhibition that's bound to, once again, be a sought-after 'gram. View this post on Instagram Cue drum roll | A solo exhibition featuring the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, sensational #YayoiKusama returns November 2019 to David Zwirner New York. “Sometimes I think Yayoi Kusama might be the greatest artist to come out of the 1960s.”––@robertasmithnyt for the @nytimes For updates on this exhibition––including opening dates, featured works, and a chance to preview the show before it opens to the public (and the long lines ensue)––follow along here and subscribe to our newsletter via link in bio. … Pictured: Yayoi Kusama, Film still
This immersive outdoor jungle installation is coming to MoMA PS1 this summer
Every year, The Museum of Modern Art’s Young Architects Program selects one lucky up-and-coming architectural firm to create a pavilion for MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens to serve as a festive centerpiece during its annual “Warm Up” series, which runs July through August with a roster of hot musical talents. The winner of this summer’s YAP is the Mexico City design team of Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss, who go by the name Pedro & Juana. Their piece is titled Hórama Rama and practically screams, “Welcome to the jungle!” Pedro & Juana, Hórama Rama, 2019 PhotograpH: Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo & Mecky Reuss, Mexico City Presented is 40-foot-high, 90-foot-wide cyclorama structure lined on the inside by an immersive 360 degree view of a rainforest; the exterior, meanwhile, is covered by a facade of wooden slats that jut out like the quills of a porcupine. Adding to the tropical vibe is water feature: A sort of oversize shower head creating a waterfall that drops into a catch basin below. The piece straddles a wall separating the courtyard from one of the gravel-floored, roofless galleries that MoMA PS1 uses for outdoor art. There’s also seating provided by scores of movable wooden stools that can be configured for performances. The Young Architects Program is now in its 20th year of cooling off and delighting “Warm Up” revelers with fanciful installations that are selected from a pool of 50 applicants judged by a jury of architectural scholars and professiona
You can walk through a forest of light on the Manhattan waterfront
If the Seaport District wasn't already on your list of summer destinations, the waterfront neighborhood just got a glow up thanks to a free light-up immersive art exhibit. The installation, titled The Nautilus, consists of nearly 100 interactive poles that react to touch or sound with a vivid audio and light display. Gone are the days of signs reading, “Please do not touch the art.” You’re not only allowed to touch this exhibit, you’re encouraged. The system works like a giant space-age musical instrument, using sensors and smart technology to respond to each visitor’s unique touch. Grasp one pole, and you’ll hear a single-note melody with accompanying visual display. But touch multiple poles to layer tones from an 8-note scale, orchestrating a symphony of futuristic lights and sounds. The constellation-shaped sensory experience, created by NYC design studio SOFTLab, is a partnership between Lincoln and Atlantic Re:think. Set on Pier 17, the Nautilus isn’t just for those of us in Manhattan. You’ll even be able to catch the animated light display across the East River from the Brooklyn waterfront. Make sure the see the installation before September 10, when The Nautilus moves to its permanent home at the Lincoln headquarters in Detroit.
A colorful new Love Wall is on view for Pride at Columbus Circle
If the above mural looks familiar, it's probably because there's a good chance you’ve already seen or posed for a photo in front of one of these vibrant bleeding hearts on facades across the city. Creator and self-taught artist JGoldcrown has traveled with his spray paint cans to color the walls of countless locations in places like New York, California, Chicago, Japan and Brazil. JGoldcrown’s latest artwork commemorates WorldPride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. He has spray-painted dozens of his hearts onto a black background using fourteen different spray paints encompassing all the colors of the rainbow. JGoldcrown also designed a limited edition fashion pin featuring his iconic hearts for people to wear during Pride month. “This piece is special for what it’s representing,” JGoldcrown said of the pins in a press release. “I think how far we’ve come in even ten years is very positive. There will always be hate but it’s important to represent and come back louder, so being a part of this is very important because as humans everyone deserves a choice and I’m supporting a lot of my friends, too.” You can snag one of these free pins at the guest services desk at The Shops at Columbus Circle. The #LoveWall is located on the ground floor and will be on display until June 30.