The cooler, more inclement weather that comes with Fall is slowly encroaching, which means that the annual Roof Garden exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is about to close. So, if you’ve not yet made a visit to see Adrián Villar Rojas’ fantastic installation, The Theater of Disappearance, you have until October 29th, 2017 to check out (weather permitting of course) this unique exhibit that strongly resembles the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a very fancy dinner party. Continue reading Adrián Villar Rojas’ The Theater of Disappearance On The Roof of The Met
If it happens to be a beautiful summer day in the city, and you really wish you had access to a rooftop with a killer view of Central Park, why not head over to The Met and visit Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), which will be installed at the museum’s roof garden through the end of October, 2016? Yes! Why Not!?
The Psychobarn is, of course, a not-to-scale copy of the iconic Bates House from the Alfred Hitccock thriller, Psycho — a house which itself was inspired by an Edward Hopper painting. How meta.
Downside: It is not easy to get photos of the Transitional Object without people in them. These are my first world problems.
Geoffrey photo-bombed me, because he thinks he is clever. I got him back later.
Surprise! The House/Barn is only built on 2-sides!
But who cares? Look at the beautiful day we were having!
Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (Psychobarn) Is on the Roof of the Met Through October 31, 2016!
Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout is a site-specific installation by Dan Graham which was installed in April of this year. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham’s structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.
For the past fifty years Graham has engaged his interest in architecture and the way it structures public space through a multidisciplinary practice encompassing writing, photography, video, performance, and—beginning in the 1970s—sculptural environments of mirrored glass and metal. He calls these hybrid structures “pavilions” after the ornamental buildings that decorate seventeenth- and eighteenth-century formal gardens—architectural fantasies inspired by the ruins of classical antiquity. Continue reading Dan Graham Hedge Two-Way Mirror Walkabout (with Günther Vogt) On The Roof of The Met
Photo By Geoffrey Dicker
Geoffrey took this fun picture of me standing inside of the Maelstrom sculpture by artist Roxy Paine, which currently installed on the roof of the Met. As you can see, yesterday was a beautiful day in the city.
This weekend was Gay Pride here in NYC, and Geoffrey and I celebrated by having a ridiculously fun Sunday adventure that will heretofore be known as “The Gayest Day Ever.” Just because it sounds more fun that way!
First, I picked up Geoffrey at his apartment and we traveled uptown by train and bus (experiencing excellent Mass Transit Karma) to 5th Avenue and 82nd street, arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Unless you have ADD, you might recall that I have already blogged about The Met at least three times in the past week, because it is so awesome. Our first stop at the Met was to hit the roof garden for my second viewing in three days of the Jeff Koons sculpture exhibit, Koons on the Roof. Continue reading Gail and Geoffrey’s Excellent Gay Pride Adventure!