Nuit Blanche New York presents 50 or so artworks — all involving light – lining the blue-collar streets and filling a few of the disused factories of Greenpoint in Brooklyn for one night only – tonight, Oct. 1. The roster includes Diller and Scofidio, Richard Serra, Krztsztof Wodiczko, Dustin Yellin, Luke Dubois, Chakaia Booker, Daniel Canogar, Jeremy Blake, Marcos Zotes-Lopez, Eli Keszler and others.
Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift starred in the film version of Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer. I love that film, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, but I’d never seen the play live until I happened upon a production now in Chelsea. It’s an emotionally satisfying hour and a half, worth making an effort to…
Daniel and Mirella Levinas’s mansion in Georgetown is an ultra-modern museum displaying their collection of Latin American contemporary art. He is a trustee of the Hirshhorn Museum who fled the Argentine dictatorship and became a successful businessman in Washington, D.C..
“Art on Lake” displays contemporary art from the European Union installed on the surface of City Park Lake in Budapest. Organized by the nearby Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibit is intended as an instrument for introducing an uninformed public to the pleasures of contemporary art.
Sophie Fiennes’ documentary “Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow,” about Anselm Kiefer’s subterranean earthworks at Barjac in the South of France provides little valuable material about the German artist. It’s an amateurish New Agey cliche, replete with spacey music by György Ligeti.