Ian Cheng at MOMA, PS1 and Glasserie
We went to Ian Cheng’s opening at PS1. One of the smartest things MOMA did was getting behind PS1, an exhibition space in Long Island City that was founded by Alanna Heiss in 1976. It is a place to experience emerging art.
Video art is finally having its heyday. In the past year, we have gone to several installations in major institutions. I highly recommend getting over to see this installation of Cheng’s work. It is pretty amazing. This is his first US museum solo show.
There are 3 parts to this body of work. It is called Emissaries. What I love about his work is that it is built on a gaming platform so through predictive technology it is always changing and growing. It is almost apocalyptic. In one room there is two screens where you can experience something being zoomed in on. You could honestly sit there for hours. There are 3 rooms in total.
Afterward, we went to Glasserie, located in Greenpoint, for dinner. The grit of that area and the restaurant has the perfect vibe that fits right into the neighborhood. A Mediterranean menu with a new approach. My favorite is the grilled bread, hummus, and herb salad.
My pics were dark so I won’t give the entire rundown but this beet salad served with feta was not only beautiful but good.
Nice way to spend Sunday in NYC.