Art, Chelsea, Galleries, Contemporary Art, New York City, NYC

Nummer zestien, the present moment, 2016 [NSFW!]

by David Behringer of the Two Percent

Guido van der Werve @ Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 W 24th St, NYC, ends 17 Feb 2016. Exhibition Website (NSFW)

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A gallery exhibition in Chelsea features a strong warning of "graphic sexual content" at the entrance. Take it seriously if you're easily offended (or more likely, if you're visiting galleries with your mom... because I can't even describe the resulting level of awkwardness).

I think it's a poetic and sad 1-hour film about age, and time, and space, and "now", but it IS a wall-sized film of young attractive people having VERY GRAPHIC sex, paired with a second film of old naked people eating soup.  It also features a REAL player-piano in the middle of the room that provides the soundtrack (composed by the artist himself) that pairs really nicely with the show (Un-synced Melody) at the New Museum.

 

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