Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon Guggenheim Museum
Using reinforced concrete almost as a sculptor might use resilient clay, Wright designed a snail shell-shaped museum with a winding, gently inclined interior ramp for the display of artworks.
Constantine Brâncuși, Bird in Space, 1924. Bronze, 4’ 2 5/16” high
Although not a literal depiction of a bird, Brâncuși’s softly curving light-reflecting abstract sculpture in polished bronze suggests a bird about to soar in free flight through the heavens.
Opens Friday, May 10, 6-8p:
Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway, NYC
Known for her large-scale outdoor fabric installations (“Hello Niagra,” Brooklyn, 2012 pictured, photo by David B. Smith), Browder will present an indoor gallery installation that breeches the public/private conversation by creating a physical duality between a living room and a fabric art installation. Though apparent opposites, these two environments are connected by the presentation of contemporary art. She plans to hold two Public Sewing Days that encourage the viewer to become her collaborator.
Later this year, in September, Browder plans to wrap a building on East 4th Street in Manhattan with fabric [via Animal New York]
57 women laid still all day on the scaffolding arches at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia
"The less I needed, the better I felt."
"Ordinary people seem not to realize that those who really apply themselves in the right way to philosophy are directly and of their own accord preparing themselves for dying and death. If this is true, and they have actually been looking forward to death all their lives, it would of course be absurd to be troubled when the thing comes for which they have so long been preparing and looking forward."