Urs Fischer: New Museum
Fred and I spent a bit of the day together today. We lunched at Ruby's in Nolita and did a bit of strolling, shopping and such. We also hit up the New Museum.
I have been to the New Museum a few times. I don't love the spaces there. Almost like a gritty gallery trying to do it on the cheap but maybe that is the look. I wanted to see the Urs Fischer exhibit and so we went.
This is the first solo exhibit for Fischer in an American museum. The work on the top floor, I believe, was made exclusively for this show. Over-sized clay looking aluminum structures. As you continue downstairs, each floor has a different vibe with different sculptures. The third floor has a very cool purple piano that appears to be melting. Personally, I wasn't that into either floor but the second floor was a total, love.
The second floor is filled with triangular and square cubes of aluminum that are then covered with images. They are fantastic. Different angles of a cupcake, a lipstick tube, half a loaf of bread, a sneaker, a Dell computer, a Balanciaga sandal, etc. It is a maze of these cubes. Each one reveals itself to you are you walk through the room. Clever, thought provoking and I would love to bring one home!
I am still not loving the New Museum but the 2nd floor is absolutely worth the trip. Kids would love it.