For this fine Wednesday’s pictorial pick we decided to pay homage to the king and queen of rock’n'roll couples (and our Soho neighbors) Kim and Thurston. This picture, taken by Stephanie Chernikowski in 1983, is on view in the Looking at Music: Side 2 exhibition opening today at MoMA.
Where were we bright and early this past Saturday morning you ask? MoMA’s sculpture garden. More specifically, Flavorpill was honored to co-host the second installment of YoGA at the MoMA, an event program that seamlessly aligns art and movement. Two-hundred yogis of all levels joined us for the hour-long session, guided by Virayoga founder Elena Brower. Wish you’d been there?
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The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is a design-addict’s Oz. If you made your way through the maze to the back of the Javits Center this Sunday, you would have found the Lion — a heavily bearded Michele De Lucchi — sitting down for a chat with Glenda, embodied in the stylish, shining Paola Antonelli. Manufacturers, fabricators, designers, and the PR people who support them filled the audience to hear Antonelli, senior curator at the Museum of Modern Art, speak with renowned Italian designer De Lucchi.… Read More
According to Karina Longworth at Spout, “Azazel Jacobs has made a short film for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 90 minute film, called I See, is the first in a series that MoMA plans to commission, at the rate of one per year, from filmmakers who screen work in their spring New Directors/New Films series.” His feature Momma’s Man, which we’d also recommend (if just to see the nutty Tribeca apartment he grew up in), was part of last year’s series. [Thanks for the tip,… Read More
MoMA’s survey of Dutch artist Aernout Mik’s moving image installations keeps you waiting. Scattered in improbable places throughout the museum, his films often grab viewers with the same immediacy as news media footage. But after ten minutes, it becomes clear that no story will develop. His installations, suspended in time by perpetual loops, construct scenes that are bizarrely unaffected by their duration. Despite the occasional promise of action, Mik’s work is entirely devoid of narrative. While many of them deal with contemporary issues, none of them contribute judgment or interpretation. On the contrary, Mik’s work leaves its audience knowing far less than when they first encountered it. … Read More
Last week at the Tribeca Filmmaker party, we spied some slick posters promoting the Filmmaker Talks happening throughout the festival put on by indieWIRE and Apple. With a slate of emerging and established creative voices including Natalie Portman, So Yong Kim & Bradley Rust Grey, Kirby Dick, Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna, Ti West, Gabriel Noble and Spike Lee, this is by far one of the best (and free!) creative series worth hitting in SoHo these days. … Read More
When Compass in Hand opens today at MoMA it will introduce the public to a vast selection of works on paper from the 2,500 piece collection. Formed by the foundation’s sole trustee Harvey Shipley Miller in only two years (during which Miller presumably slept for no more than two hours a night), it features works that date from the ’30s to the present with an emphasis on the past two decades. There are big names like Jeff Koons, Elizabeth Peyton and Donald Judd, but the show also includes a fair share of up and comers as well as outsider artists like Henry Darger and James Castle. … Read More
James Franco is an enigma. His breakout roles in the excellent short-lived TV series Freaks & Geeks and the freshly-minted stoner classic Pineapple Express cleverly flaunt his good looks and comedic chops. His portrayal of Harvey Milk’s distressed lover in Gus Van Sant’s Milk showcased an emotional depth. His upcoming collection short story collection would suggest that he has a brain. In Erased James Franco which MOMA screened as part of its Modern Mondays film series, more layers of the actor were hastily revealed, none of which we’ve seen before. … Read More