I went to NYU Abu Dhabi for the Sept 29 opening of The Chronicle of Her Innocence, an exhibition of provocative paintings by New York-based Iranian artist Bahar Behbahani. This still is from Bahar’s video Saffron Tea, screened in the gallery before her conversation with Sam Bardaouil, Curatorial Director of Art ReOriented.
Also in New York:
+ Artist/curators Kesha Bruce and Charlie Grosso @ Baang+Burne, where their 6 x 6 exhibition series currently features the subversive needlepoint of Stacia Yeapanis. (In 2009-2010, Stacia participated in Losing Yourself in the 21st Century, one of my collaborative curatorial projects.)
+ White on White, an experimental film noir by Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation at Cristin Tierney.
+ The Pleasure of Slowness, a group exhibition at Bertrand Delacroix based on one of Milan Kundera’s books. Found a strange disconnect between the art and a wonderfully curious concept.The sculptural lyrics of Do Ho Suh’s Home Within Home at Lehmann Maupin.
+ My first walk on the High Line, beginning with a look in one space beneath its beams—David Byrne’s pulsing Tight Spot, a gigantic inflatable globe wedged into a raw space on 25th St. that’s about to be built out for Pace Gallery’s new space in Chelsea.
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