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“The Roof Garden Commission: Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot”

Art, Contemporary art The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Upper East Side Until Sunday October 27 2019
Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot, 2019
Hyla Skopitz, courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alicja Kwade, a Polish artist who lives and works in Berlin is this year’s recipient of The Met’s annual commission to create an installation for the museum’s roof garden. These projects are perennial crowd-pleasers, as they add a touch of artistic enhancement to the rooftop’s spectacular views of Central Park and the Midtown skyline. Kwade’s approach seems tailor-made for the site, as it usually entails minimalist sculptural ensembles made of glass, stone and metal—materials that give her efforts a luxurious gloss. Kwade often plays perceptual tricks on the viewer as part of her overall interest in deconstructing the philosophical and scientific teachings we rely on to make sense of the world. At The Met, she reaches for the cosmos with a pair of pieces that evoke the Solar System.

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