As you can probably tell by now, Noa Knows a lot. She even knows what’s happening in New York City! Having just returned from an art-filled weekend jaunt to NYC, Noa Knows Yayoi Kusama (Whitney) and Ghosts in the Machine (New Museum) are worth booking a flight for.
Gracing the Whitney from July 12–September 30, Yayoi Kusama brings her well known use of dense patterned polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments to New York. Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career.
Over at the New Museum until September 30th, Ghosts in the Machine makes for another museum must-see on Noa’s list. Surveying the shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art this group exhibition is for technophobes and philes alike. Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, this exhibition examines artists’ embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences.
Update your passport and start looking for cheap flights because Noa Knows you need to get to NYC and check this out!