ABANDONED AMUSEMENT PARKS (132,000+)The response to these haunting pictures taken in abandoned amusement parks by Francesco Mugnai was overwhelming. Most of you thought it was “creepy yet beautiful, scary, cool or wanted to find one of your own to film in.
ERIN RILEY’S TABOO TAPESTRY (77,000+)Fiber artist Erin M. Riley tackles depictions of female sexuality, drug use, birth control, car crashes, selfies, among others…all on her loom. 77,000 of you think these are some bad ass tapestries – and I agree. Erin had a great year as well. She had several solo shows and was repped’ hard at Pulse NY Fair and Miami’s Select Fair. If you don’t have the dough to pick up one of her pieces – you can still make off with one of her limited edition patches. I’m thinking late stocking stuffers.
YOU AND ME (25,000+)You folks really enjoyed Zhang Zhaohui’s interactive adult sized metal cut out’s, ‘You & Me’ set up in the famous 798 Art District in Beijing China.
PARISIAN STREET ARTIST: LEVALET (6,000+) In the midst of the Banksy NYC residency, photos of French Street Artist, Levalet were popping up all over Instagram. His black & white wheat pastes interacting with their surroundings in a way that continued to amuse us in the way Banksy did in the past.
IZZIYANA SUHAIMI (5,000+) We stumbled onto a gem when we caught sight of Singapore artist, Izziyana Suhaimi who incorporates embroidery into her pencil & watercolor portraits. These quirky mixed media portraits surprise and pop with color and depth – you guys loved how she transformed this traditional form of stitching.
Folks enjoying Zhang Zhaohui’s interactive public art installation ‘You & Me’ set up in the famous 798 Art District in Beijing China. The body shaped metal frames are adult sized with small rocks sitting at the bases to allow for easy access into the cutouts.
*photo #2 AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
Looks like I have another reason to visit the Rain Room over at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). We were lucky enough to have a preview of the room the night of the MoMA PS1 Expo1 Opening Party. But alas, we lost our shots. So we’re giving you some amazing shots that folks have been taking while inside Random International’s exhibit.
The Rain Room is interactive large-scale installation (the brainchild of London-based experimental collective Random International) – you step into this intense, expansive room with the roaring sound of rain coming down all around you, water flows continuously, yet the installation’s sensors detect your movements and shuts off the water around you – creating a magical effect, giving you the feel that you wield some control over the weather – not to mention, it makes for some pretty decent photo ops.
The exhibit runs until July 28th and is well worth the wait in line to experience.
image credit: artnerdnewyork, mymodernmet.
The New York City Ballet commissioned this AMAZING four-story high, 2,500 box installation piece from FAILE the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The pallets and pieces of the installation are wood and very much part of an interactive show. Audience members for the Feb 1st and May 29th shows will receive a limited-edition work made specifically for this event.
I love FAILE’S statement on the project, “If they’re the ballet then we’re the New York City. It’s a bit of mixing the grime with the glamour…wrestling with the beauty & the beast. It’s taking these two elements and pushing them together.”
Special gallery hours to see the work are February 10-17th.
*pics via The Wooster Collective but you can see some great behind the scenes shots from the FAILE site. And of course order your tickets for the New York Ballets Art Series here.