The mid-career Texas-born sculptor Aaron Curry has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years with sculptures that are essentially playful extensions of Calder’s sculptural practice, realized in steel, wood and electric colors of paint. Expertly mining and updating a master is no small feat, but his work has always felt a little incomplete: superbly crafted and seductive but too slavishly devoted to its rich source material. Mr. Curry’s 14-work show in Lincoln Center’s plaza is a game changer.
In her Inside Art column in The Times today, Carol Vogel has the scoop that Christian Marclay’s The Clock, a 24-hour video montage that literally counts down the seconds of a full day using clips from throughout film history, will be screened once more in New York. The Clock will be shown for free this summer–“from mid-July to early August,” according to Ms. Vogel–at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium.
Architect Charles Renfro was standing on conquered territory Thursday night, as he lectured in a screening room at Lincoln Center. The firm where he is a partner, Diller Scofidio+Renfro, reworked parts of the campus a few years back, slicing open some of the stolid modernist buildings, expanding others. “We like it!” he told the crowd of about 50, of the performing-arts Mecca. “That’s why we got the job!” (David Rockwell designed the lecture room.)
The New Directors/New Films festival, presented by the Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center, has announced the first seven films that it has selected for its 2012 edition.