Weekly Culture Report:  Cooped Up x Infinity

Weekly Culture Report: Cooped Up x Infinity

Hey, mom. Yesterday was real long, right?  I spent most of the rainy weekend inside with my guys,  while they ran laps around the place wielding various light sabers and swords.  I’d peek outside from time to time and wonder longingly, “What’s going on out there?”  

Here’s what the internet told me: 

People are going nuts for Yayoi Kusama's exhibitions at two David Zwirner galleries in New York.  Famous for her "Infinity Rooms" which are part-installation/part-performance,  Kusama is, perhaps primarily, is a prolific painter, who's been a force in the art scene since the 60s.  

Selfies abound in the mirrored Infinity Rooms.

 all YK photos via NYTimes

all YK photos via NYTimes

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Her paintings don't get as much PR, but feature the same preoccupation with repetition and color.

 66 canvases by Kusama at Zwirner Gallery on 19th street

66 canvases by Kusama at Zwirner Gallery on 19th street

 Details of Kusama's paintings

Details of Kusama's paintings

And I'm loving these collaged paintings by artist and curator, Derrick Adams

 various works on paper by Derrick Adams

various works on paper by Derrick Adams

Adams is currently showing at Tilton Gallery in NYC, called “Figures in Urban Landscapes," which opens November 8.

 photo via  Cultured Mag

photo via Cultured Mag

I'm bummed I'm just learning about this guy.  I missed his "Future People" show at Stony Island Arts Bank this summer.  BTW, do you know about this place?  

 via the Rebuild Foundation website

via the Rebuild Foundation website

It's a new art space opened by Theaster Gates and his Rebuild Foundation.  They're doing amazing work to bring free arts programming to the South Side of Chicago, create affordable housing for Black artists, and execute dozens of other super awesome ventures in the city.

Our mission is to demonstrate the impact of innovative, ambitious and entrepreneurial arts and cultural initiatives. Our work is informed by three core values: black people matter, black spaces matter, and black things matter.
— Rebuild Foundation

Find out about some of their projects here.  Founder Theaster Gates just spoke at the Obama Foundation Summit last week in Chicago.  

Ok some other fun stuff:

Aidy Bryant's smart and funny feature in The Cut.

I don’t know anything about crystals; I just go and buy these rocksI have the most millennial crystal collection ever... I don’t know what any of them mean.
— Aidy Bryant, The Cut, November 2017

All the synth in this Mynth video.

Madewell's new "Beauty Cabinet."  I have this and want to try the French Girl line, cause I'm a sucker.  

Finally, all things velvet right now.  I couldn't decide between these two dresses for a wedding... so I ordered both.  

Which one, mom?  And tell me all about the velvet in your life!

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

Cover photo by Stephen Shore, a retrospective of his work will be at MOMA starting November 19.  

Hey, Cool Mom! with Tricia Hyland

Hey, Cool Mom! with Tricia Hyland

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