A still from Frederick Wiseman’s CENTRAL PARK (1989), screening at Museum of the Moving Image as part of the series “Frederick Wiseman’s New York.” Photo courtesy of Zipporah Films.
Take a retrospective look at New York City this month through the lens of the legendary documentary maker Frederick Wiseman. From October 9th through November 7th, the Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting Frederick Wiseman’s New York, which will include seven feature-length screenings of Wiseman’s New York-based films. The films, all shot in 16mm between 1970 to 1995, take an in-depth look at New York by focusing on different institutions and ways of life that reflect the city: Ballet, Central Park, High School II, Hospital, Model, Racetrack and Welfare. According to Chief Curator David Schwartz, “if there are eight million stories in New York, Wiseman has captured many of them, showing the human side of the complex institutions that make up the fabric of the city.”
All images courtesy of Ian Trask
Vaccine vials, piano keys, matchboxes, and vintage slides. These are the materials one encounters in the work of Brooklyn-based artist Ian Trask. By creating refined artistic objects out of trash, Trask forces us to reconsider the value of our waste. Untapped Cities headed to his new solo exhibition “Give and Take,” at the Ground Floor Gallery to check out his unique recycled compositions.
New York has been preparing to welcome Pope Francis for months. Tickets to both the Evening Vespers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Central Park event are this month’s hottest tickets in town. TV networks have microscopically covered his arrival from the bag he carries to the car he rides around town in. We thought we would take a different view and go behind the scenes of those attending Evening Vespers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Thursday evening.
Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. “Strange Bird” (1945, cast 1971), bronze, Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the first Japanese garden in an American public garden. This garden was one of the first speciality gardens designed for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and to commemorate this historic event, the the Garden is celebrating with a unique and temporary Isamu Noguchi exhibition, in partnership with the Noguchi Museum. The 18 Noguchi sculptures picked for the exhibit are meant “to appear to have materialized through some extraordinary natural process,” keeping in tradition with the Garden’s philosophy of scientific inquiry and aesthetic display.
“El Barrio Comes in All Colors, Shapes and Sizes” by Rica Takashima. Photo via flowartnyc.org
Fall is in the air and with it, an entirely different backdrop to New York City’s art installations. Some of these installations will be leaving in early October, others will be here through the fall and beyond. The below takes us from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to City College, indoors and out. Here are 11 exhibits and installations not to miss.
As a design element, arrows are both compelling and open to a variety of interpretations. They could mean that you know where you’re going. They could mean that you don’t know where you’re going. You are a weapon, or a direction. You might feel a spiritual connection between yourself and an object propelled at high speed until it hits a target. Maybe you’re into archery, or maybe you feel attacked and wish to shield yourself. They seem to be a popular element in branding designs from the past five years or so, so you could also just be a designer who is stuck in hipster logo go-to aesthetics.