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jenlindblad

writer // curator /// stockholm // new york
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arty start

It’s been an arty start to the new year! I’m about to head back to Sweden for six months to finish my masters degree, so I wanted to take a moment to wrap up and list out the exhibitions I’ve seen in the past week:

Charline von Heyl at ICA, Philadelphia. Space Savers Project at Breadboard/EKG exhibition space, Phildelphia. Michael May, Dan Levenson, Todd Baldwin, and Michael Van Winkle at Vox Populi, Philadelphia. Cities and Things That Matter at Lombard-Fried Projects, NY. The Birdwatchers at bitforms gallery, NY. Andrea Bowers at Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY. Trisha Brown at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, NY. Matta: A Centennial Celebration at Pace Gallery, NY. Not for Long, My Forlorn by Work of Art winner Kymia Nawabi at Brooklyn Museum, NY. HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at Brooklyn Museum, NY. Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India: 1100-1900 at the Met, NY. de Kooning: A Retrospective at the MoMA, NY — for the THIRD TIME, because it’s that good. FIN.

And for kicks, here’s a picture of me standing in line for the bus back from Phila>NYC, looking like a baller with my pink suitcase. You think the guy on the right is checking me out?

— 2 years ago with 20 notes
#personal  #exhibitions  #travel  #philadelphia  #New York City  #sweden 
West Side Highway (Meditation)

Aaron Smith

This evening New York looks
how it always looks in photos

except more flawed, like someone picked it up
and didn’t put it back the way they found it.

This far west the buildings could slip
into the Hudson, and who would miss them,

miss me?  This far west it’s all construction,
someone’s good idea, each high rise

becomes another high rise stacked
against the soon-to-be-black sky.

Twilight’s only bearable in the city,
lights making something different

than daylight, little lies saying,
you’re not really alone.

This is the life we asked for,
and it’s everything we expected.

There’s nowhere else so light
and dark at the same time.

Because there’s nowhere to go
when we die, maybe our lives really can

be summed up by so many buildings
between two rivers, and because they’re

unfinished the sky behind glows
pink and grey inside them.

— 2 years ago with 4 notes
#poetry  #New York City  #light 

After a long, gorgeous summer in California, I have finally arrived back in New York. New York New Yoooork— it’s a wonderful toooown!

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#New York City  #California  #personal 
Manhattan juxtaposed with San Francisco at a 1:1 scale.
Chris Cobb’s ”Admit it, you think New York is really just better than San Francisco in every way” on SFMOMA’s blog open space.

Manhattan juxtaposed with San Francisco at a 1:1 scale.

Chris Cobb’s ”Admit it, you think New York is really just better than San Francisco in every way” on SFMOMA’s blog open space.

— 3 years ago with 25 notes
#New York City  #san francisco  #sfmoma  #geography 
Corner of East 1st and Bowery, 1942 and now.

Corner of East 1st and Bowery, 1942 and now.

— 3 years ago with 3 notes
#new york city  #architecture  #change 
Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, framed through nearby buildings, June 1974. Photo by Danny Lyon. See the rest of the series here.

Manhattan Bridge Tower in Brooklyn, New York City, framed through nearby buildings, June 1974. Photo by Danny Lyon. See the rest of the series here.

— 3 years ago with 9 notes
#new york city  #brooklyn  #retro  #1970s  #Danny Lyon 

If you’re about to move to San Francisco and a boy sends you this, does this mean he’s in love with you?

— 3 years ago with 6 notes
#magnetic fields  #san francisco  #love  #New York City  #empire state building 
"Oh my lord there is so much to do. Tomorrow I think I’ll pour a pitcher of water down the mail chute. Oooooooooooo I absolutely love the Plaza."
Eloise
— 3 years ago with 13 notes
#eloise  #the plaza  #new york city  #childrens books 
dgorman88:

1925 postcard taken from paleofuture.com

Retro future.

dgorman88:

1925 postcard taken from paleofuture.com

Retro future.

(Source: marvelousreality)

— 3 years ago with 30 notes
#the future  #new york city  #retro future 
Most tourists take pictures from the same spot. See more here.
Brought to my attention by the lovely blog of one Mr. John Freyer.

Most tourists take pictures from the same spot. See more here.

Brought to my attention by the lovely blog of one Mr. John Freyer.

— 3 years ago
#ghosts  #photography  #travel  #New York City 
"With the proximity to Central Park and the concentration of the city’s top private schools and foreign consulates, the Upper East Side was once known as the ‘Silk Stocking District.’"
Shelly Banjo, “Upper East Side Shows Its Age (Younger)” for the WSJ
— 3 years ago with 5 notes
#New York City  #upper east side 
"Leandro Erlich’s “Subway” (2010), a video installed inside a real subway door, was totally entrancing. It stopped more than a few visitors dead in their tracks. What makes the work so hypnotizing is how the subway car moves and shifts while the viewers don’t."
This is a little kitschy, but it’s evoking NYC- and art-world-nostalgia. 

"Leandro Erlich’s “Subway” (2010), a video installed inside a real subway door, was totally entrancing. It stopped more than a few visitors dead in their tracks. What makes the work so hypnotizing is how the subway car moves and shifts while the viewers don’t."


This is a little kitschy, but it’s evoking NYC- and art-world-nostalgia. 
— 3 years ago with 3 notes
#art  #video  #armory  #new york city  #subway 

New York City nostalgia, set to Satie.

For me, it lost momentum at the elevator, but otherwise solid.

joshmorrissey:

Check out this short film my friend Tom Mason made.  He describes it as “An ode to the moment of emergence from the New York City subway.”

Sub City New York (by sarah klein)

— 3 years ago with 4 notes
#New York City  #subway  #Satie