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07.12.13 Marina Galperina

“There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you’re getting in,” Pace rep told my editor. She’s been getting calls about Jay-Z all day. “It’s a closed set.” Jay-Z was shooting a Mark Romanek-directed music video inside a gallery in Chelsea, lip-syncing and dancing with half the New York art world as cameos. When Tweets alleging “Jay-Z is doing performance […]

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07.10.13 Kyle Petreycik

As if Jay Z‘s new song “Picasso Baby” from the upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail wasn’t already art enough, the rapper has decided to perform the song at the Pace Gallery — for six hours without stopping. Pace Gallery is “a leading contemporary art gallery representing more than 70 artists and estates, with galleries in New York, […]

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03.13.13 Eugene Reznik

Los Angeles-born artist James Turrell, known for visceral immersive installations like Bindu Shards, works primarily with light and “indeterminate space” to alter his audience’s visual perception and consciousness. Towards that end, since 1974, Turrell has been developing a monumental land art project known as Roden Crater, a three-mile-wide extinct volcano near Flagstaff, Arizona. One of […]

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09.21.11 Marina Galperina

F.A.T. artist Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drop hack-art empire is growing. Here’s a giddy volunteer installing an “anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network” at highest point of the Teufelsberg — an abandoned U.S. NSA “listening” tower in Berlin. […]

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09.14.11 Marina Galperina

Artist and bike hero David Byrne has wedged a giant, inflatable globe into the Pace Gallery-owned lot at 508 West 25th Street, right under the High Line. It’s not bloated. It’s confined! The Tight Spot installation also makes “filtered and processed” moans with the Talking Heads frontman “trying to make [his] voice sound like a […]

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08.18.11 Marina Galperina

Oh-so-much-more-than-a-Talking-Head David Byrne created this series of fantasy smart phone apps for the upcoming social media-themed show at Pace Gallery. I know they’re meant to be faux-widget funnies, but someone get me that Weaselface. “Adds snark and satire to any written text” and comes with a “Libel Check?” Just imagine the clever shit you could […]

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12.09.10 Marina Galperina

Photographer and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto made these elegant photograms by electrocuting giant sheets of unexposed film with a 400,000-volt Van de Graaf generator “wand” in a darkroom. The “Lighting Field” series of organic, meotrite-inspired images are on view at the Pace Gallery now. Now see what this maniacal mofo looks like. […]

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