Floor Cone (1962), by Claes Oldenburg. Courtesy, Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio
Spring seems to have come late this year. The season is cool: there is still frost in the mornings in New York City, and we in Atlanta are turning on the heat on at night. Still, the light and the air are energized with nature’s potential.
Art’s potential is also energized this season. The Frieze Art Fair has come to NYC with many of her sister art fairs, and the museums have put up some major shows. Soon we will see the opening of the 55th Biennale in Venice; Art Basel will open a new venue in Hong Kong for the first time, then open at its home base in Switzerland. Art is brewing and buzzing.
As for The Art Section, our three articles this month are: a sonorous reflection on the rock and roll songs about summer and their relationship to a postwar teenaged audience by our editor Philip Auslander; thoughts about the pop-up phenomenon as an approach to showing art; and a reading of The Bride and the Bachelors exhibition at the Barbican in London by artist and writer Anna Leung. The exhibition is an ode to Duchamp channeled through Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns.
All my best,
The Art Section