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John Giorno/Basel/Ile de Porquerolles/London June 2018
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John Giorno/Basel/Ile de Porquerolles/London June 2018

On June 5, I was delighted to join Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and other guests on a visit to John Giorno’s studio in Lower Manhattan. Giorno is an American poet and performance artist.  He was featured in Warhol’s film “Sleep” in 1963 and founded “Dial-A-Poem”, using a telephone service to communicate … Continue reading

Frieze Week: London, October 2017
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Frieze Week: London, October 2017

Arriving in London a few days prior to the opening of the Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters offered me extra time to view the works at Christie’s, Phillips and Sotheby’s on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Christie’s added a group of smaller works called “Up Close” including a 15 inch Alberto Giacometti sculpture, entitled “Man (Apollo)” which tripled … Continue reading

Diane Arbus: in the beginning at Met Breuer and Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency at MoMA
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Diane Arbus: in the beginning at Met Breuer and Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency at MoMA

Diane Arbus’ exhibition entitled “Diane Arbus: in the beginning” is a stunning installation on the second floor of the Met Breuer. The decision to hang the photographs on individual columns, set up in rows and accessible from various directions, provides an element of discovery to explore the work.  By choosing to navigate the space from … Continue reading

Zurich/Basel/London June, 2016
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Zurich/Basel/London June, 2016

We arrived at the Lowenbraukunst building to view Manifesta ll curated by artist Christian Jankowski, “What People Do for Money”. A group of thirty artists was matched to Zurich professionals of their choice exploring the complications “surrounding the relationship between art and the world it occupies.” To view Jon Rafman’s installation “Open Heart Warrior” I … Continue reading