Saturday, February 22, 2014

Last Call: Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum Closes on February 23

Jean Paul Gaultier, "Musette," from the 2000 Collection

Say it's not true!  The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalks to the Catwalks will close this Sunday.  It's a show that many feel rivals the exhilarating experience of the Met's Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty in 2011.  But no spoilers here.  To see what the Brooklyn Museum has achieved cannot be explained in print.

Go.  See.  Marvel.

This show must not be missed - trust me on this.

Please let me know what you think on our blog: New York Arts Exchange

Happy Almost Spring - 
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Chloe Bass' Tea Will Be Served at Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY on March 5

Chloe Bass. Tea Will Be Served, at Apage Enterprise, December 18, 2011 

Performance Artist, Chloe Bass will mediate her work Tea Will be Served at the Neuberger Museum on Wednesday, March 5, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. To participate, please contact the Neuberger Museum at

Ms. Bass explains: "Tea Will Be Served primarily addressed the relationship between expectations and reality. Through a series of relatively normal behaviors turned on their heads, the performance explored how making strange can illuminate both the moment itself and our understanding of the everyday. The performance also aimed to make guests, rather than the artist, the central featured performers, generating the “watched” content for themselves as they experienced it. The artist served only as mediator and guide."

Who wouldn't want to have a cuppa with the lovely Ms. Bass and company?  A rare opportunity to be part of a performance piece.  Bravo!

Here is a video of the December 2011 performance: 

See you there,
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gong Xi Fa Cai - Happy Chinese New Year!

Xu Beihong (Chinese, 1895-1954), Heavenly House, c. 1942
Hanging scroll, ink on silk 
The Lin Yutang Family Collection, Gift of Richard M. Lai, Jill Lai Miller, and Larry C. Lai, in memory of Taiyi Lin Lai, 2005
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wishing you Good Health and Prosperity in the 

Year of the Horse

Gong Xi Fa Cai 

Happy New Year!

The New York Arts Exchange