On View: Yayoi Kusama’s Give Me Love at David Zwirner Gallery

On View: Yayoi Kusama’s Give Me Love at David Zwirner Gallery

Yayoi Kusama’s current exhibition Give Me Love at the David Zwirner Gallery is a visual trip: pumpkin sculptures are covered in polka dots; large paintings titled My Eternal Soul depict hallucinogenic-like fractals; an all-white living room called the obliteration room is pasted over with colorful circles. The current exhibition is Kusama’s second with Zwirner and is on view through June 13th, 2015 at 519 & 525 W 19th St, New York, NY. 

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The Various Visions of Stephen Posen

The Various Visions of Stephen Posen

In Stephen Posen’s first monograph Ellipsis: Dual Vision, meaning is created through the pairing of photographs. The collection as a whole abandons narrative in favor of disparate and ostensibly unrelated images. Posen’s juxtapositions reflect a well-trained eye (he is also a painter with an affinity for abstraction and realism). With an emphasis on form, color, light, and texture, Posen asks the viewer to make connections between a urinal and a crocodile tank; a swan and a pool table; a graveyard and a merry-go round. Significance emerges out of this dual vision, or rather, the pairings allow for enough ambiguity that meaning is potentially infinite.

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Goldrush at the Fondazione Prada

Goldrush at the Fondazione Prada

In a drab neighborhood in southern Milan, far behind the Porta Romana train station, peeks something gold. It's the centerpiece of Fondazione Prada Milano, an experimental art enclave that opened May 9th, 2015, with the help of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas who has collaborated with Prada for 15 years, designing some of her flagship stores as well as  sets for runway shows. Prada and Koolhaas transformed a 100-year old distillery into a 19,000 square foot space that houses their art collection established in 1993. Eva Munz explores the new museum. 

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