A walk on the High Line, from Chelsea to the Hudson Yards with an uninterrupted view of Sable Elyse Smith’s ”C.R.E.A.M.”, 2018 and some wonderful reflections on the City’s tall buildings.
July 8th, 2018
Man & Art
The Dig of No Body (soil sample), 2018
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Art on the Highline
July 8th, 2018
In 2018, David Zwirner celebrated their 25th anniversary and, on that occasion, New York was treated with a special exhibition of works by some of the artists the gallery represented over the years.
David Zwirner was the only New York gallery on my radar before coming to the City, because they represent one of my favourite Belgian artists, Michaël Borremans. I went to the exhibition hoping to see some of his works and, sure enough, a couple of his smaller-size paintings were on show. This is one of them, but if you’d like to see more of Borremans’ amazing work, please hop over to my Brussels blog, for highlights from an exhibition held in Brussels, in 2014.
February 10th, 2018
in modern-day New York City. One year and four months later, Zaha Hadid’s only residential building in New York, completed after her death, is ready and still seeking buyers for its high-end apartments; and the Hudson Yards gigantic development project is almost complete. That neighbourhood will never be the same again.
Hudson Yards, as it looked on December 6th, 2017
Pier 66 Maritime, Hudson River Park
September 10th, 2017
Chelsea, an Oscar Wilde quote on a random wall.
International Style, Industrial, Modernism.
Street Art, Sara Erenthal.
You are not alone, Sara. The Starrett-Lehigh Building
September 10th, 2017
Sharing a pastrami at Katz’s proved to be not only a delight but also necessary. We didn’t know it yet but we would need all the energy we could muster to see us through the rest of the evening. You see, we were about to embark on a journey to the fantasy world of the McKittrick Hotel and Punchdrunk’s adventurous production Sleep No More where lines between reality and dream, performer and spectator, time and space, are blurred and constantly shifting.
Sleep No More tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth seen as a film noir but, instead of watching a film, spectators move freely through corridors and rooms following any of the performers they choose to, or no one at all. People, wearing white masks handed by the McKittrick’s eccentric hosts before bidding them farewell with a firm ”fortune favours the bold”, can enter the dimly lit rooms, touch objects, open drawers, listen to soft rustling sounds and whispers, even breath the ever-so-faint scent of unseen residents. Sometimes, they can come face-to-face with an actor, perhaps too close for comfort. Which is precisely the whole point of this production, a unique theatrical experience unlike any other.
For tips on how to experience Sleep No More best, please check here.
Image credits: all except the first one, which was taken while waiting in line outside, are courtesy of the McKittrick and Punchdrunk. Photography is strictly forbidden so as not to spoil the ambience.
August 20th, 2017
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