The Eight-Day Week
With only 131 days left in the Christmas shopping season, time is ticking on what you’re going to get your favorite conspiracy theorist. Stop your worrying, because the New Museum’s forthcoming Privacy Gift Shop has all the “stealth wear” for the Drudge Report reader in every family.
Opening Aug. 28, clothing, gear and gadgets that hinder the surveillance of pesky devices like cell phones and drones will be available for purchase at the museum. The pop-up shop lasts until Sept. 22 and gifts will also be available for purchase online.
Fashion Week Observed
Bust out the summer whites and mingle with the art and downtown society crowd at the New Museum’s White Party. Music is by Vacationer and DJ Ghostdad. Expect guests like Purple magazine’s Olivier Zahm, Chloë Sevigny, Leelee Sobieski, Chuck Close, Marilyn Minter, Jeff Koons and Arden Wohl, to name a fabulous few.
Julie Ragolia has seen more stars in their skivvies than you could dream of! After sinking her teeth at MTV and a slew of glossies eons ago, she moved up the nasty and competitive ladder of fashion editorial… These days, she serves as the fashion editor of 7th Man Magazine and styles mega-stars, such as Rihanna and Sean Combs. Despite his Napoleon complex, street photo Scott Schuman even made her the cover girl of his treasured tome, The Satorialist. The Observer tried to find out if she gets to sleep with any celebs and what exactly stylists do aside from playing with clothes and acting bitchy in the Prada showroom…
fall arts preview
Is there more to Lady Gaga and the New Museum than a Lower East Side home and a book signing? That is what travel and design web show Great Spaces argues in this video, which is a little bit shallow but nonetheless intriguing.
Occasionally exhibitions of contemporary art are eerily timely. Curatorial programs click into step with the zeitgeist, and notions that have been floating around in the air coalesce in concrete form, in a museum near you. Such will be the case in New York this fall, as the Guggenheim and the New Museum unveil retrospectives of two midcareer European artists who have never before had surveys in the U.S. The two are old friends and collaborators, and their concurrent shows are almost certain to provoke heated debates about the health and importance of contemporary art.
Meet Italian prankster Maurizio Cattelan and Belgian mad scientist Carsten Höller.
Last year, more than 20 years after the legendary downtown artist Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a drug overdose in his Great Jones Street studio, artist Michael Holman reunited Gray, the abrasive noise band that he started with Mr. Basquiat in 1979. Tomorrow night, in two shows at the New Museum, the group will Read More
“When the Berlin Wall came down, I understood it was a historical moment, but not really,” New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni said over the phone last week. “I didn’t have the alertness to jump on a train and go see.” Mr. Gioni, now 37 and director of exhibitions at the New Museum, was a teenager Read More
Twelve percent of the Earth’s landmass is untouchable by Rem Koolhaas’ count. Whether a U.N. World Heritage site, plush nature preserve or lowly landmarked brownstone, architects are running out of room, with only 44,700,815 square-miles left to build. It is for this reason that the severe Dutch architect–The New Yorker once accused him Read More
Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars on Kickstarter to projects in music, film, art, technology, design, food and publishing. But what does it all mean?
Kickstarter is another creatively-inclined, high-minded New York startup in the vein of Etsy or Art.sy, and it’s waxing existential:
What underlies Read More
The New Museum has now replaced its infamous lapel pin with a boutonniere, as Isa Genzken’s Rose II took the place of Ugo Rondinone’s love-it-or-hate-it “Hell Yes” sculpture on the Bowery museum’s facade yesterday.
Many people were unaware that Rondinone’s work was merely temporary, and the same goes for Read More