This week, the High Line Art staff has put together a list of exciting gallery shows that you won’t want to miss:
Photo via Whitney Museum. Sylvia Palacios Whitman (b. 1941), Passing Through, performance at Sonnabend Gallery, New York, May 20, 1977.
It’s time to take a stroll down memory lane for this week’s throwback Thursday! This week, we are revisiting Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle’s Selected Works shown on High Line Channel 14 last September. For the High Line, Marcelle presented a selection of five videos that challenged conventional notions of behavior through humorous incongruities. She created these incongruities by, in her words, moving objects from the center to the margins, and vice versa; in her films, flamethrowers perform on a crosswalk, a marching band plays on a deserted country road, and a fire truck drives in a perpetual circle while watering red soil. What do these seemingly simple gestures represent? Watch the full videos below to find out…
Now that the Thanksgiving feast is over, it’s time to head out on the town to see this week’s best gallery shows! Our curator Cecilia Alemani, production manager Jordan Benke and communications manager Ashley Tickle have put together a list of their favorite exhibitions in New York this holiday week:
Photo: Héctor Arce-Espasas, P.D. Come Fly With Me, 2011 via El Museo del Barrio.
With less than one week to see Thomas Demand’s striking High Line Billboard, it’s time to investigate this mysterious image. In High Line (2013), five clothespins clipped onto two white clotheslines float against a bright blue background. The artist created this work specifically in response to the unique environment of the elevated park. This enigmatic image leaves us with many unanswered questions. Where is the image from? Is it part of a series? Why did Demand choose this subject? And, how does the work relate to his career? Luckily, we have these answers and even more juicy information for you after the break.