MoMa PS1 will bring the worlds of fashion, dance, visual art, performance art, and theater together with MOVE! to create “a new genre of performance-based installation. The two-day event being held on October 30th and 31st will feature 12 collaborations between artists and fashion designers.
Most people are familiar with James Franco’s film work but on June 23rd, Franco will open his debut solo art exhibit at the Clocktower Gallery, a non-profit exhibition space in Tribeca. The show entitled, ” The Dangerous Book Four Boys,” will include drawing, photography, sculpture and film curated by the well-renowned Alanna Heiss (founder/former director of P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, NY).
“The Dangerous Book Four Boys” addresses boyhood and the “sexual confusion” of adolescence, as Ms. Heiss put it. Short films focus on demolition, showing burning or bullet-riddled structures like a plastic toy home or a large wooden rocket (the exhibition contains originals or replicas of these). Another work explores a romantic encounter between “Star Trek” characters Spock and James T. Kirk.
Spock and Captain Kirk? We’re intrigued! Heiss also goes on to say, “The exhibition is arranged to feel like a laboratory of ideas rather than a highlight of individual pieces.”
We’ll be attending the opening tomorrow (please note: private event) and we’re very excited to experience Franco’s work in the space!
The exhibit is open to the public on Wednesday, June 23rd.
The Greater New York exhibit opens Sunday at PS 1 in Long Island City and will run through October 18th. This is the third installment showcasing 68 artists and collectives that live and work in the New York area. Covering a full range of practices and media, the artists in Greater New York are inspired by this great cityand the “exhibitioncenters largely on the process of creation and the generative nature of the artist’s studio and practice.” Many featured artists have been commissioned to work in residence in MoMA PS1’s gallery space to shoot photographs and video, rehearse and realize performances, and stretch the notions of sculpture, painting, photography, film, and video-making.
To read more about the upcoming exhibit, go here.
We can’t wait to check this out!
The Opening Day Celebration for Greater New York is Sunday, May 23 from 12-6PM.
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