Posts in New York
Ryan McGinley's Winter exhibition, Team Gallery, New York

The opening of Ryan McGinley’s new show “Winter” at Team gallery, New York on November 5th should of been one in which the audience viewed his icy works just minutes after feeling the icy winter winds winding themselves into their bones. This was however, not the case. New York this November has not yet required the Michelin man like suits and woolen stockings of Prairie children. 

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An Interview with Ilk Yasha of the Arts Initiative 'No Longer Empty' in New York City

Ilk Yasha is an arts advocate, community builder, academic who hails from the great state of Virginia. We first met for tea at the Ace Hotel, New York in August and soon found that both our creative energy and social consciences were much aligned. Ilk engages arts audiences with his work at No Longer Empty; a contemporary arts organisation that revitalizes abandoned spaces. They create site-specific...

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The Whitney Museum of American Art designed by the architect Renzo Piano, New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street is home to the leading collection of contemporary and twentieth century art in the US. Designed by the architect Renzo Piano, its new building has been the talk of New York. It was first opened in Greenwich Village, before moving up to Museum Mile alongside the Metropolitan, Guggenheim and Frick.

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The Gary Winogrand Exhibition at Le Jeu de Paume, Paris

Rejected from the blockbuster exhibitions due to December congestion, I was rather pleased with myself when I stumbled upon the Gary Winogrand retrospective at the Jeu de Paume, Paris. Most visitors would feel a sense of guilt in going to see an American retrospective when visiting Paris, but having near-exhausted all cultural possibilities when living in the city, I felt it was acceptable. Gary Winogrand (1928-84) was a street photographer who captured the vibrancy of post-war America in the mid-20th century...

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A Travel Guide to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York City

Despite the gradual gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, its magic is still intact. This is the notorious neighbourhood where you can indulge the wildest fantasies of the secret hipster within you.  As you emerge from the Bedford Ave. subway, there is a giant chalk circle across the corner labelled ‘kissing spot’, where you are supposed to embrace any passer by you fancy. It perfectly captures the friendly, eccentric ambience of Williamsburg. 

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A Travel Guide to both the West and East Villages of New York City.

New York's famous network of Chelsea galleries host anything from high profile blockbuster exhibitions to provocative work from intriguing newcomers. Miraculously, they are all free, so it is such a joy to be able to wander around, liberated from the restraints of crippling entry fees in the vast, converted industrial spaces, which were bought up during the initial gentrification of the area. 

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