I had a low key weekend. I dropped into a few art galleries and viewed Sophie Calle’s “Take Care of Yourself” exhibition at Paul Cooper Gallery and Adel Abdessemed’s “Rio” at David Zwirner.
I survived the rain and met Pooja at her apartment where I found her drinking an enormous glass of milk. I thought people stopped doing this after elementary school.
Namik and I in front of Abdessemed’s remarkable sculpture “Telle mere tel fils.” This entwined and braided piece constructed from three planes extends over 65 feet long.
Namik and Pooja caught in the knot.
How do we lighten the mood? Jump of course.
Take two. Haha.
Then we explored the rest of the artist’s works, like this regulation sized soccer ball made from razor wire.
I was struck by this photograph, “Saturday” of the artist’s wife and children walking down a street near their home in New York. Look closely and the urban idyllic setting breaks down.
Stunningly sculpture of a blackened car body evoking violent imagery of riots, bombings, and war. “Practice zero tolerance” is a clay replica formed from the remains of a vandalized car during the 2005 riots in Perpignan, France.
Then we hopped into another gallery nearby.
Wall E as an old man.
What mystery does this suitcase hold?
The banal wood suitcase is actually a portable party to go!
Lastly, we went to Sophie Calle’s exhibition. Previously where she asked various women to analyze a break-up email she received from her boyfriend. This was a wild exhibit that I highly recommend. And we were privileged to see the artist in person that day, although we were all too chicken to talk to her.
The email shot by a female sharpshooter at a shooting range.