Dispatch from the Annual Awards for Design Excellence at the Whitney Museum. Invited as holdovers from the Giuliani Administration, there is a whole new crowd here; goateed hipsters, women with green hair and folks who wear shirts with buttons on the back of the shirt (?.) Free Brooklyn Lager and the cutest little ice cream Read more about Whitney Museum Awards[…]
Yes, ekphrasis ( the curators know what this means and you don’t) was a big hit in terms of over 400 people, cool music and the joining of writers with artists in the dead doldrums of a harsh, cold winter. Although many of us spent the evening being shusshed in the adjoining room where some slightly inebriated artists seemed to be enjoying themselves a little too noisily. Ok. The readings went on for an hour and a half. Ok? This is a long time for all the art folks with the collective attention span of a gnat. But curator Pamela Hart did put together a cool group of writers and poets.