MoMA

I finally went to the MoMA on Friday after a few years of missing out. It was, of course, as  lovely as I had remembered. Here are a few of my favorite and least favorite things.

BEST: Gabriel Orozco, 1993. Modified Citroën DS

WORST: Gabriel Orozco, 'Empty Shoe Box" (it was, quite literally, an empty shoe box. I can't imagine how many people tripped over it.. just sitting there on the gallery floor below its wall mounted label)

BEST: William Kentridge, Drawing from 'Preparing the Flute' (backdrop) 2005

The other pieces in the Gabriel Orozco Exhibition lacked as much interest as the car, but had more substance than the shoe box. Most of the pieces appeared, to me, to be studies for other pieces. Most seemed to be explorations of material and form.

The William Kentridge Exhibition was very well curated and had a lot of interesting pieces. There were large projections of animated drawings/ movies and quite a few rooms of projected video. The final room contained ‘The Magic Flute’, which consisted of drawings coordinated with puppet-show-style installations. The installations played consecutively and consisted of music, projections, a built out stage and lots of movable parts run by computer programmed tracks/ armatures.  The amount of layering was amazing.

I finally went to the MoMA on Friday after a few years of missing out.
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