Where New York Creativity Meets For A Green Vision
The title of this article is exactly what the huge green puppy, by the artist Jeff Koons, tells us at the Brandt Foundation in Connecticut. It is exactly what Joseph Kosuth expresses at the Whitney Museum in Chelsea, in his artwork “Five words in natural green neon”. The artwork reflects itself on the Hudson river, facing the glass window by the master architect for natural lighting, Renzo Piano.
“Che fare? What is to be done?” questions Mario Merz at Magazzino Italian Art, Olnick Spanu Collection, through an aluminium cooking pan filled with beeswax and a neon sign. Here, the pan becomes a metaphor for the melting pot of the universe, and at the same time is a container that welcomes and protects the home. The neon sign heats the wax and drives the flow of energy into the universe.
Still in the arte povera collection, in Pier Paolo Calzolari‘s artwork “With usura contra naturam”, the tobacco leaves run along the horizontal support of the wall-mounted work; the nature here becomes part of the human interaction.
This human interaction with our natural environment sits on the oak plywood masterpiece scultpure chair, with details in Cherokee red, conceived by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the Usonian Exhibition House at Guggenheim Foundation in 1953.
At the DIA Bacon art foundation space in the ex Nabisco Factory, the flower bouquet by John Chamberlain, made of colorful ruins of old cars, is the quintessential Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art sculpture. The focus on the materials – crushed automobile parts – were described by Donal Judd as “sweet and hard”, as he explained “reality seems considerably more capacious than any order it holds.”
The same process could be encountered at Haim Steinbach’s Art Studio on Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, where the artist makes the protagonist of his concept his collection of common use objects. The spectator reflects on them.
There are no boundaries between the art studios along Flushing Avenue. The young artist Harold Ancart also shares his global, green vision on water, expressing it through natural rocks, icebergs, pools, nightly sceneries, flames, waves etc. His vibrant artworks makes you dream about your own environment…
Also, this process happens in the Tree House of Google in Soho: it is biodynamically controlled and the kids’ kitchen is interactive, answering with a voice to all your cooking and food related questions…
The message is: feel the natural environment and interact.
Then, relax yourself at Google home on the hammock and on the swing to experience your own green and to elaborate your future creative visions…
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