Sunday, May 03, 2009

An Artful Afternoon in Queens Pt 2

Here we were out at P.S. 1. The sexy picture below is a Cecily Brown created for the 1997 group exhibition Vertical Paintings. It remains in the upstairs stairwell and looks like a relic of kinky old Napoli.

And the Michael Jackson video is part of Jonathan Horowitz exhibition And/Or, on view February 22, 2009 - September 14, 2009. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or, the first solo exhibition of the New York-based artist at a New York museum. Per the P.S. 1 site, "Working in video, sculpture, sound installation, and photography, Horowitz critically examines the cultures of politics, celebrity, cinema, war, and consumerism."

Really, Jonathan Horowitz exhibition And/Or was one of the finest, most earnest and personally committed exhibitions I have seen in some time - think Haacke -- and the artist has set a new precedent for empathy and social responsibility.

1 comment:

Whitney Ford-Terry said...

I was so into the Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or show. Silent Movie was one of the smartest pop-culture commentaries i've seen in a while. I wonder if Pete knows about it yet - I bet he'd do a stage kick harra on his GF's TV show if he knew.