Catinca Tabacaru Gallery + Milk and Night’s “TRANS-Ville” Exhibition

Performances, sometimes NSFW, inviting and exploring transitional states of being

by Ida Therén If you happened to pass by Broome Street last Wednesday and saw a naked woman wag a fur tail in a gallery window then you were in “TRANS-Ville.” The three-part performance series opened to a packed, steaming audience, during an unseasonably warm Manhattan night. “TRANS-Ville” is an art project inspired by vaudeville with short performances, all of which discuss the current state …

Little Scream: Silent Moon

Existing within the crossing of eerie and sultry, the track “Silent Moon” by Little Scream now has a visual companion. The video, starring drag performer Neon Burgundy, emphasizes the ethereal with pool-side lip-syncing sequences. Off of the Montreal-based artist’s 2016 album Cult Following, the song exists almost in a dream and the Kaveh Nabatian-directed portrayal adds to the colorful haze.

Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” Performance

The New York Times’ Wesley Morris had the uncommon, extraordinary experience of, as he explains, sitting in on “246 songs spanning 240 years for 24 straight hours,” performed by artist Taylor Mac during his “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” extravaganza. Morris’ takeaway was one of wonder and appreciation, especially regarding Mac’s moral grasp and the way he addressed “racism, chauvinism, homophobia, misogyny and white …

Creative Time + Pedro Reyes’ “Doomocracy” at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

A politically-themed haunted house across the epic space in Sunset Park

For anyone unfamiliar with the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, statistics help paint a clear picture. Built back in 1917, it’s over 95 acres of land, warehouses, cargo and docks in South Brooklyn. There are similarities here to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which has been playing host to art galas, performance pieces and product releases for years now. Public art powerhouse (and non-profit) Creative …

Maarten Baas Paints the Time at Schipol

A new variation of the Dutch designer's conceptual clock takes inspiration from the Amsterdam airport itself

Dutch designer Maarten Baas revisits his 2009 “Real Time” concept in a new site-specific project commissioned by Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, following in the footsteps of other “Real Time” clocks found in the nearby Rijksmuseum, as well as the Victoria Museum in Melbourne and MoMA, New York. This edition is a gigantic three-meter-high version found in Lounge 2 at the European hub that sees 15 million …