This fascinating installation has been set up in New York’s brand spankin’ new hip spot – The Shed – at West 30th St. and the West Side Highway. A modern glass and concrete, multi-level structure, the Shed is a cavernous space of escalators and spare galleries, which is both imposing and, apparently, mobile (I’d love to see that!) The space hasn’t quite gotten its sea legs yet — some of the walls need that last lick of paint, escalators that final tweak, traffic more coherent management, and they have to figure out things like how to keep the restrooms stocked with necessities. Nevertheless, it is an exciting new venue that will no doubt only increase in popularity. Unfortunately, that also means that the massing hordes that have descended on that part of town are likely only to swell. The steady march of real estate development has given New Yorkers a whole new reason to throng.
Reich Richter Pärt: Reich Richter
by composer Steve Reich and painter Gerhard Richter; film by Corinna Belz, edited by Rudi Heinen
; music performed by Ensemble Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman. Richter Pärt
, by Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt, from a concept originally developed by Artistic Director Alex Poots
and Senior Program Advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist;
featuring The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.