If you have a chance to get to New York by September 1st, I highly recommend going to Fort Tilden and Rockaway Beach. MoMA PS1 is the host of some great interactive art at the Rockaway! exhibit featuring artists such as Patti Smith, Adrián Villar Rojas, Janet Cardiff and others. All the exhibits were mesmerizing in their own special ways but my favorites were Patti Smith’s The Resilience of the Dreamer which is the whimsical gold post bed with white drapes and sheets representing the resilience and courage of victims of Sandy whose entire lives were destroyed.
My second favorite was The Forty Piece Fortet by Janet Cardiff. This exhibit was housed in the chapel and when I walked in it just seemed like there were forty speakers in a huge circle in the chapel, but as I walked around there were different chants at each speaker. Sitting in the middle of the chapel hearing the forty speakers all at the same time was unreal. I didn’t know whether I should be happy because it was so beautiful or if I should cry because I was moved so much by it.
If you can’t get to the exhibit check out their website.
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