11.25.11 | NYC recap

Still recovering from two consecutive weekends in NYC– so much art, friends, and food! Went to a few Performa 11 events (including the opening of my new favorite duo robbinschildsInstruction Construction and Mika Rottenberg & Jon Kessler‘s Seven performance), saw the Richard Serra exhibition at the Gagosian gallery, Carsten Höller‘s Experience collection of interactive works at the New Museum (Although I must admit, it definitely did not live up to my expectations– as it turns out, installing a giant slide in a museum is a terrible idea; way too many rules and regulations to follow!), de Kooning‘s retrospective at MoMA, and most unexpectedly wandered into Walter de Maria‘s New York Earth Room at the Dia Art Foundation site (absolutely breathtaking!), among various other visits to galleries in Chelsea (especially loved Allison Schulnik‘s Mound exhibition, particularly her animations, at ZieherSmith) and around SoHo.

Spending these two weekends in New York really made me appreciate the city a whole lot more, and I have finally figured out how to make my way around the city by metro! You know, I could maybe see myself living here at some point.

In any case, here are some photos from the Seven performance. Rottenberg & Kessler literally created a “sweatshop” for the duration of 37 minutes…

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