This year, New York residents have waited on line for many a cultural phenomenon. From mind-numbing 13 hour waits to see the MOMA’s Rain Room this summer, to multi-block lines for the Cronut and the Ramen Burger, this city has done its fair share of idle standing around.
With the visibility of the exhibit at the David Zwirner Gallery entitled “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” by Yayoi Kusama,, everyone’s favorite Japanese conceptual artist and psychiatric hospital patient, the trend of the long line seems to be here to stay. It may, in fact, be accelerating, with lines of upwards of 6 hours for one of the exhibit’s famed “infinity rooms” during record breaking snow over the past week. The exhibit closes on the 21st of this month, so get yourselves down there–or experience it through our photos. (more…)
Our curated events picks for this week: Richard Serra exhibition opening at David Zwirner, Gatsby inspired tour of Long Island’s Gold Coast with Sidetour.
MONDAY, APRIL 8: Join Hudson Whiskey for Bourbon & Bluegrass featuring the Long Island Bluegrass Quartet. 7pm at The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street. Enjoy the Hudson Whiskey specials and read about Tuthilltown Spirits, the first Whiskey distillery in New York since Prohibition.
TUESDAY, APRIL 9: MAS Forum: Grand Central Terminal Design for the Next Century. The centennial celebrations of Grand Central Terminal and the City’s proposed up-zoning of East Midtown present an opportune time to re-think the future of Grand Central and its surrounding neighborhood. The zoning proposal is a once in a century opportunity to shape a generation of development in one of our city’s busiest neighborhoods; we must ensure the changes that the City is planning are not only for the buildings themselves, but also for the people who will work in these buildings, ride the subway, walk the streets and admire the skyline. 6-8pm at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd Street. FREE. Register here.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10: Why I love skyscrapers talk by Christoph Ingenhoven, the founding principal of ingenhoven architects, a Dusseldorf-based firm with an increasingly international practice. His assertively modernist work emphasizes ecological principles in combination with innovative engineering and close attention to the public realm. 6:30-8pm at the National Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton Customs House, 1 Bowling Green. FREE for members of the Skyscraper Museum; $5 students/seniors; $10 general admission. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A small group gathered inside David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea on Saturday afternoon. Butter and Egg Road, a new traveling dining club, had organized a taste of Chelsea “on canvas and on plate”. Outside, the snow was piled up from Nemo, which prevented many people from coming, but inside the gallery it was warm, and Ivy Ackerman, Butter and Egg Road founder, and Julia Blanter, communications director, greeted us with brownies. We were joined by Mollie White, gallery manager for David Zwirner’s new location on 20th Street, which opens on Thursday.
Mollie told us the story of David Zwirner Gallery, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The little gallery that Zwirner started in Soho in 1993 has become one of the New York art scene’s major players, right up there with Gagosian. In October 2012, Zwirner opened a gallery in London and this Thursday he’ll open the new 20th street branch, which will become the first commercial art gallery to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The opening party is bound to be a fabulous event, as the new location opens with an exhibition of works by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd.