The best thing I saw on my trip to NYC was by far the Os Gemeos exhibit entitled "Too Far Too Close" at Deitch projects. Here's the link to the Deitch website and here's a link to The World's Best Ever blog which has some great photos of this amazing environment that these Brazilian twin brothers created. No photos can really even show how it felt to be inside of this place. The installation was huge- lots of color, a giant space filled to the brim with magical folk art. There were musical pieces, wooden sculptures that you could crawl inside of and sequined paintings that lined the walls.
Show continues until August 09, 2008! Don't miss it if you are in NYC. It's sooo cool!
18 Wooster Street, New York City.
Os Gemeos (pronounced "ose zhe'-mee-ose.") are two artists from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo were born in 1974, identical twin brothers whose pseudonym, Os Gemeos, translates to "the twins" in Portuguese. In addition to their incredible works created on the streets of Sao Paulo, the twins have in recent years exhibited their art in museums all over the world. They met Barry McGee in 1993 in Brazil and the artists have collaborated and influenced each other since then.
Read about and see more of Os Gemeos' work here:
I will blog more about my own art opening in Brooklyn and my recent trip to NYC, so stay tuned.