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.

In Photo: Artwork Reflecting on the Hudson River. Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

In Photo: “Five Words In Green Neon”, Joesph Kosuth.Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

“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.

In Photo: Tobacco Leaf Artwork.Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

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.

In Photo: Masterpiece sculpture chair in oak plywood, conceived by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

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.”

Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

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…

In Photo: Google Home. Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

In Photo: Google Home’s Hammock. Photo Credit: Elica Sartogo

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com

About the Author /

Elica decided to carry on her family tradition in addition to her experiences in the art field, fashion industry, and agriculture. She has studied Industrial Design at ISIA in Roma, she graduated in Architecture Pathway, 'Art, Design & Environment' course, at the Central Saint Martins in London, and holds a Master degree in Building Restoration - with Prof. Doct. G. Carbonara - from La Sapienza University of Rome. In 2012, she joined the Supino International Architecture Summer School as Tutor Professor. She became associate of the studio Sartogo in 2013. She believes architecture should be a good sensation. “I believe architecture should make those who experience it happy through it’s beauty. My notion of architecture is that, it is the true expression of someone’s dream- that abstract moment when your head is in the air, you capture that feeling and 'build it up’."

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