Beacon / Otomo / Marclay / Chrysler

Beacon / Otomo / Marclay / Chrysler

Trip today on the North Metro Line an hour or more out of Manhattan, on a pretty lush Fall day. Out to Dia:Beacon to visit the gallery there.

Modernist, minimal, a major permanent collection housed in this vacuous silo in the country-side, with a basement reserved for changing seasonal shows.

Currently downstairs, the ‘Circa’ video art selection from the 70’s – EAI selections.

The whole mix including big ones like Acconci, Beuys, Bourgeois, Serra, Paik, Lewitt, etc the list goes on.

Apocalypse castle moat views on the way back along the Hudson, and onto a pre-show talk and install by Otomo Yoshihide, and Christian Marclay.

An enjoyable performance, probably the best I’ve seen as far as turntablism is concerned.

Outside, the Chrysler beaming down on a chill evening with its omnipresent glare.

I’ll miss this monolithic pillar, viewing it almost daily for the past 4 months as it guards Broadway from Uptown, all the way down to Canal St.