The Journal Gallery exhibits “Infinity Mirror,” a solo exhibition by Michael Stipe, organized by Clarissa Dalrymple.
“Infinity Mirror” stems from the contents of Stipe’s recent publication, Volume One, and further expands on his use of photo-based practices to explore the 1970’s as a formative decade through its cultural impact on his coming of age, and subsequently, the manner in which its influence informed the creative work he went on to create, both privately and as a public figure.
The exhibition presents a selection of photographic material, ranging from images made by Stipe, to historical ephemera he continues to collect and alter, or use as source material that informs his own use of the camera. These found and made materials remain in an ongoing and ever-shifting relationship within Stipe’s practice, blurring understandings of time and authorship.
In the gallery, four distinct bodies of work are positioned as facets of the piece Infinity Mirror, 2018. Situated in the center of the space, this work functions as a lexicon of sorts. It is comprised of ten identical brass shelving units by the iconic 1970s designer Milo Baughman, which Stipe has aligned edge to edge, creating an object of unusual volume and density, appearing as a multiplying projection of itself. The sculpture displays an eclectic collection of both personal and historical ephemera, including keepsakes and materials that Stipe encountered firsthand as a teenager.
I know this sounds serious, but it’s more like a comedy routine. When reading this, imagine a laugh track after every line, that’s what the reading by Ginsberg sounds like.
In Case You Were Wondering
By Alisha Trimble
I still remember
That time you let me down, and
I don’t forgive you.
“so many rules and so much opinion / so much bullshit but we won’t give in” — Julie Ruin
Starting tomorrow, MoMA PS1 presents Yayoi Kusama’s (Japan, b. 1929) site-specific installation of Narcissus Garden (1966–present) as the third iteration of Rockaway!, a free public art festival presented with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Narcissus Garden will be on view from July 1 through September 3, 2018 at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden.
Comprised of 1,500 mirrored stainless steel spheres, Narcissus Garden will be on view in a former train garage from the time when Fort Tilden was an active U.S. military base. The mirrored metal surfaces will reflect the industrial surroundings of the now-abandoned building, drawing attention to Fort Tilden’s history as well as the devastating damage inflicted on many buildings in the area by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Rockaway! 2018 is presented by MoMA PS1 with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
The highlight so far was connecting with people who have true passion for their craft. The Chambre Monegasque de La Mode works very hard to make their fashion week especially welcoming.
The Bellevue from the terrace of the Cafe de Paris can’t be beat- and despite language barriers, the conversations were lively as they were insightful.
Mario Boselli, above, spoke representing the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana. He spoke of Milan’s continued success within the Beautiful and Well Made ready to wear garment sector, he then advised me personally to go to Shanghai. It’s such an inspiration to see a well-educated and articulate woman speak of her national history and its influence on post-modern fashion: Olga Egorova representing the Caspian region poised above, center. Myself: not as poised but petite and energized nonetheless. Next photo, the creator of Caspian Fashion Week, left, and designer Nezha on the right are elegant and charming.