Hidden in an industrial warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Faurschou New York boasts an expansive 17,000 square foot private museum space inside a former taxi depot. In the gallery’s new spring exhibition, Embrace the World from Within, visitors will get to experience live performances, large-scale sculptures, and installations from famed intergenerational artists including Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, and Miles Greenberg. If you’re an Untapped New York Insider, you can be one of the first to experience this new exhibit on an exclusive guided tour of Faurschou New York on April 15th!
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Faurschou is a contemporary private museum with a mission to assemble extraordinary works of art and build ambitious exhibitions to inspire contemplation, encounters and meaningful experiences between art, artists, and audiences across cultures.
Since 1986, Faurschou has evolved and expanded its permanent exhibition spaces from Copenhagen to Beijing and New York, with an occasional presence in Venice. The capacious former 1920’s taxi depot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with its striking volume and cascading daylight, became the home of Faurschou New York in the fall of 2019. The program ranges from solo exhibitions to thematic group shows, often inspired by Faurschou’s evolving collection of art, and featuring special commissions with artists, galleries, and other collaborators.
As the name of the spring exhibit suggests, Embrace the World from Within “revolves around physical and metaphorical aspects of the embrace: from the merging together of bodies, becoming something more and new, to the act of acceptance and cover or by contrast as claustrophobic smothering.” It is the fourth round of exhibits on display at Faurschou New York, which opened in 2019.
A performance, installation, and sculpture exploring this topic will be spread out across three galleries. Each gallery space is dedicated to an individual artist. One gallery will hold Fée Couturière (Fairy Seamstress), a tangible sculpture by Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture resembles a hanging bird’s nest, like that of the tailor bird referenced in the name. The nest contains many gaps and passages, but no clear entrance and exit. This serves to ward off intruders and keep the birds inside safe.
Another gallery will house two installations by Yoko Ono, We’re All Water and Ex It. We’re All Water is made up of a row of identical glass bottles of water, each labeled with the name of a famous or infamous person. The uniformity of the individual bottles reminds us of our fundamental similarities. In Ex It visitors will hear bird song while seeing rows of green trees growing out of wooden disaster relief caskets. By placing the trees where faces would be, Ono ties together the forces of life and death.
The third gallery will house a performance piece by Miles Greenberg called The Embrace. In this piece, two blinded performers will sit atop a large rock inside a glass cube, locked in a perpetual embrace. The amalgamation of the two figures will be reflected from below by a pool of saltwater. The saltwater below will merge with fresh water from above as it slowly drips down.
Embrace the World from Within will be on view from April 1, 2023 through September 17, 2023. All Faurschou New York shows are free and open to the public. Be among the first to experience the exhibit on a tour of Faurschou New York with Untapped New York Insiders!
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