I spend a lot of my free time looking at art, whether at a museum, a gallery, or a public art installation. In New York we have such easy and abundant access to art institutions. It's amazing!
My most recent art outing was to the Jewish Museum in Manhattan. The current exhibition is called Take Me (I’m Yours), and features work from 42 artists. The idea of the exhibition is to defy the well established museum standard of not touching the artworks and definitely not taking anything home with you. Visitors to Take Me (I’m Yours) are invited to touch, interact, and take a piece of the artworks home. It was such a new experience for me, and every time I touched an artwork I expected a guard to tell me to keep my hands off. No one yelled at me for touching things!
Here is a link with more info on the exhibition. The show is open until February 5, 2017.
Installation view of Take Me (I’m Yours), including Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled" (USA Today), 1990 to the right.
My Christian Boltanski bag filled with other artworks.
Installation view of Take Me (I’m Yours)
Carsten Höller, Pill Clock (red and white pills), 2015, gelatine capsules, placebo, mechanical drop mechanism, control unit, wooden box, water dispenser.