Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30th

SOHO the pink street

Walter De Maria's installation : an apartment completely covered in 22 inches of earth.

T.W.O The work office.
Katarina Jerinic and Naomi Miller received me to talk about this wonderful idea of their space.
This Art project is disguised as an employment agency. Artists apply for a "Job", get hire, and get pay in return (23 dollars by week, exactly the price in the 30's crisis) They reinvent the system of that time, I think that idea is very smart and very funny.

Sarah is an Employer of the T.W.O
Her work is so great.
She installed a "Bureau of existential crisis services" where people are supposed to speak about their moods problems. I tried it, but the problem is that I have none....We laughted about that and speak about the insecure feelings of Americans people. Thing that we don't have in France...
I learned a lot about American's personal issues.

Beautiful girls in a beautiful project.

Direction The American Folk Art Museum to listen to a concert.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

April 29th

EMOTIONAL DAY : All in softness

I had the pleasure today to meet the artist Peter Soriano.

His studio is in Brooklyn, but he moves actually for a new place in Wall Street.
I was completely dreaming on his work. The sculptures, that he called each "Other side", are very powerful and poetic. You can see it better on his website here :
I really enjoyed this moment, and was very glad to discover a wonderful work (it is not everyday!)

For lunch, I met Gaspar Dietrich, a photographer. Unfortunately his website is under construction, so I can't show you any pictures.

Get back to 14 Wall Street to live a unique experience.

I couldn't take any pictures obviously because it was a Blind dance.
We had a blindfold before enter the theater, so we couldn't estimate the space.
Then, an amazing dance and sounds piece started. The relationships between dance, space, sounds, colors were very interesting. As a painter, it was a real difficulty to admit the blindness, but a few minutes later, I was in another world. Totally MAGIC.

I finished the day on a workshop of a play about the status of transexuels in New York.
I learned that sexuals differences in this city seems to be more difficult than in Paris.

I think that day was really full of emotions and it was a perfect one !
I still feel so lucky to be trough all that things. I wish that everybody, one month in his life, should have the chance to appreciate the benefit of Art and Knowledge as I live it now !
What a wonderful world, so many scores and variations, so many feelings and moods. I never saturate, my brain is so wildly opened that I could fill it with everything. Moreover, I start to feel a conscience of the whole world, it means that I don't feel french anymore but the participant of a huge community where everyone has a role to play. I hope that my own role as an artist, can make things grown up.
As you can see, I feel more comfortable with english language....And I can express myself a little bit more....Just when I have to live....Too bad, you won't know Marine Karbowski the famous New Yorker's writer. (me neither i guess...)
I think it is a matter of EMERGENCY. It's now or never.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

April 28th

WALL STREET and the Museum of American Finance
History of the money, the bounds, and Hamilton under Washington presidency.

The revue "Fortune"

The fight is timeless.


This is the Louis Amstrong's house. I visited the inside, it's gorgeous and wealthy.

The Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the Queens

And the Queen's Museum

The Queen's zoo. Because of the bad weather, I was almost alone, it was fantastic.

Because I could see that for example.

Or That....

Even American's ducks live together and share...

If someone knows the name of "That", it will be helpful.

Always magic.

A talk in Apexart about painting.

Kamrooz Aram ;
Dike Blair ;
Holly Coulis ;
Deborah Kass' ;
Tom Sanford ;

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 27th

Not less than three museums today.
Who can do better?

Museum of the city of New York
This museum relate the story of the city.

There was also an exhibition about old toys.

This game is made with cards where images are deformed and to see it in normal way, you have to use the reflecting cylinder.

These toys should have make a generation of frighten children...

The Guggenheim Museum

The Metropolitan Museum

John Hoppner

I saw three paintings of E. Hopper for the first time of my life! I was so happy!

Don't know how to resume the museums, so many things to see, so many history to learn. In fact, nothing is better than going there : French guys, buy your tickets for New York and do it by yourself!

I listened to that talk of Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, she is a curator of costume and textiles at the museum of Art.

At night, Apexart scheduled a live music show at coco 66. It should be so exciting !!! I really wanted to see that!! But how can I make a step forward after such a day ? I regret not to be a super champion of marathon...

Monday, April 26, 2010

April 26th

The oldest Synagogue of New York : The Eldridge Street Synagogue

I met Petrushka Bazin for lunch, she is the curatorial Fellow at "The Kitchen"

After that, I run to meet Mimi Gross a painter of New York.
Her apartment/studio is extraordinary, located in Manhattan, it looks exactly how you imagine it : spacious, full of amazing paintings.
(That one is mine, so lucky again!)

This is the Grolier Club. They presented a show about the stories along the Mississippi.

Davy Crockett, Tom Sawyer etc...

A submarine.

I wasted a long moment wondering how they could trap us in restrooms with advertising...

At night, I saw that performance about the human will to fly. Sigourney Weaver was speaking with the music and images broadcast on the screen : A real American show as they are so good to do it !