This heat wave is crazy. In NYC people were just ducking in and out of buildings to avoid the heat.
Seems to have broken now though.
So its time to venture out and see some great exhibits.
At the Yossi Milo Gallery:
The Museum Project
June 29â€“August 25, 2006
“The transparent box-shaped containers play a key role in this project, heightening the viewer’s awareness of the relationship between observer and object and creating a space where living objects are enshrined. In some images, as in works from the â€œFieldâ€ series, multiple bodies are pressed together or hunched within the confines of a small box; in others, as in works from the â€œPeopleâ€ series, figures are presented carrying out commonplace activities within the box, such as sharing a meal or simply standing quietly. By isolating and displaying individuals, The Museum Project addresses issues of surveillance, alienation, vulnerability, and Eastern philosophy.”
Yossi Milo Gallery
525 West 25th St.
New,New York 10001
And be sure to go over to one of our favorite places for photography IN THE WORLD, ICP, to see Atta Kim’s show “ON:AIR” Breathtaking!
Now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:
If you read our last complimentary book this special exhibit will be of interest:
On Photography: A Tribute to Susan Sontag
June 6, 2006â€“September 4, 2006
The Howard Gilman Gallery in the Met
“A major force in New York intellectual life for over 40 years, the novelist, essayist, and critic Susan Sontag (1933â€“2004) was renowned for her brilliant and impassioned writing on photography. This exhibition of some 40 photographs drawn from the Metropolitanâ€™s collection pays tribute to Sontagâ€™s extraordinary contribution to the history of the medium. Nearly all the text in the exhibition is drawn from Sontagâ€™s own vividly aphoristic prose. In some cases, the photographs relate directly to her discussions of individual works or photographers, among them August Sander, Edward Weston, Diane Arbus, and Robert Mapplethorpe. In other cases, small groupings of photographs provide a visual complement to broader insights and ideas about the medium and the ways in which it has shaped our world. ”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198
General Information: 212-535-7710
And at the Museum of Modern Art
We’ve been going to this museum for more years than you can count. And when the new construction was finished in 2004, it became once again a New York landmark not to be missed.
There is always a great photography exhibit there, whether it is from the permanent collection or a special show.
“The Museum began to collect photographs in 1930 and established the department in 1940; its holdings of more than 25,000 works dating from approximately 1840 to the present constitute one of the most important collections of photography in the world. As diverse as photography itself, the collection includes work not only by artists, but also by journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs.”
If you can’t make it there in person, there is another way to visit: on-line
Check out some of this world class collection here:
But you honestly HAVE to get there.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497
Saturday 10:30 a.m.â€“5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.â€“5:30 p.m.
Monday 10:30 a.m.â€“5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.â€“5:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m.â€“5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m.â€“8:00 p.m.
Closed on Christmas day and Thanksgiving day
There you have it. A few things to check out this weekend.
Have you seen or heard of an exhibit that we should share here?
Let us know by any Tuesday and we’ll make sure the community is aware of it by Thursday.