This past Sunday, MoMA PS1 hosted a talk by Marina Abramovic inside the top-floor post-apocalyptic space designed for “Expo 1” by Adrián Villar Rojas.
Ms. Abramovic began by talking about teaching and her “cleaning the house” workshop: pretty much the performance-art equivalent of boot camp. “You have to go through some training if you want Read More
The invitation was cryptic, asking only that guests RSVP and consent to be filmed, but it was obvious, walking into Pace’s easternmost gallery on West 25th Street on Wednesday afternoon, that everyone knew what they were getting into: a music video shoot for Jay-Z’s art-reference-heavy “Picasso Baby,” the second track off his new album Magna Carta…Holy Grail. (His art advisor, Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, got the location through Pace’s Andrea Glimcher.)
In an article over at The Guardian about a tour of one of director Robert Wilson’s latest projects, Walking—which includes a sound installation of a recording of crickets “slowed down by Tom Waits”—Mr. Wilson tells the author that he has several collaborations in the hopper, and said he wants to work with, and has already visited, musician Jay-Z.
The Art Newspaper reports that nonprofit organization Word Above the Street has signed up a bevy of artists for a 12-week project to transform 300 of New York’s water towers into public artworks. Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, E.V. Day, Tony Conrad, Andy Goldsworthy and Tony Oursler, as well as rapper Jay-Z are just some of the artists on board with the aptly named Water Tank Project, an effort to increase public awareness of the need to conserve water.