Monday, June 30, 2014

MoMA PS1: Rockaway! Patti Smith Installation

MoMA PS1 is celebrating Rockaway with wonderful installation pieces by several artists at Fort Tilden. The event takes place in the part of the city most devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

I was most impressed and moved by Patti Smith's "The Resilience of the Dreamer" set in a decaying warehouse type structure. The centerpiece is a golden bed draped in white fabric, hanging in the middle of the vast and decrepit space. It is quite dramatic and moving. I also loved the part of the installation in nearby room, where a large stone vessel containing many white stones sat amidst graffiti in the dilapidated space. The effect of these pieces was truly beautiful and evocative.

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