David Byrne and his collaborator Mala Gaonkar will present The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY opening October 28 at Pace’s new location, 350 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. For the exhibition, they have created room-size installations where visitors can undergo four cognitive experiments. Learn more about the interactive exhibition from The New York Times. Reserve tickets on Eventbrite here.
Social Media, installation view. At The Pace Gallery (510 West 25th Street, NYC) through October 15.Social Media at The Pace Gallery assembles a group of artists responding to the internet, whether as a way of bringing people together, as an aesthetic influence, or as a state of affairs to regard skeptically and even satirize. Social Media takes a long view that starts in the 1960s with Robert Heinecken (the show’s one pre-internet artist), who altered magazines like Time and Mademoiselle with hi
You could hear David Byrne’s installation Tight Spot—which opened yesterday beneath the High Line next door to The Pace Gallery’s 25th Street branch—long before you saw it. The piece is a large inflatable globe, crammed beneath the old re-appropriated train track in a small enclave off the street. The artist and former Talking Head recorded his voice and processed it so that, played through speakers, it rumbled and echoed, sounding like bombs hitting or distant battle drumming. The sound filled t
At the West 25th Street lot recently acquired by the Pace Gallery, visitors are encouraged to touch and squeeze the outsized inflatable globe that David Byrne has crammed beneath the elevated tracks of the High Line. But the public's interaction with "Tight Spot," the temporary sound and sculpture piece inaugurating this space, may not be quite as tactile an experience as the artist and Talking Heads frontman first had himself. "It was fun when we were doing the tests—it wasn't fully inflated an
After the Pace Gallery’s Marc Glimcher completed his recent purchase of prime real estate beneath the High Line between West 24th and 25th streets—it abuts one of Pace’s two branches on 25th Street—he faced a dilemma: what to do with the empty space before construction began on the new gallery he plans to open there in fall 2012? “I thought, O.K., we need the old demolition party, or something like that,” Mr. Glimcher, Pace’s president, told The Observer. But then Mr. Glimcher’s wife, Andrea, th
Starting on the evening of September 15, you’ll hear it as you approach West 25th Street, coming from under the High Line: womp, womp womp. It’s a little bit foreboding—the sort of low-frequency pulsations that signal zombies in movies and sent Jodie Foster alien-hunting in Contact. It plays on a loop, intercut with other baritone noises. It’s not a soundtrack that’s characteristic of the galleries, car-repair shops, and luxury condos of West Chelsea (though there are lots of subwoofer-equipped
NEW YORK— The Pace Gallery announced yesterday that it is expanding into the empty lot at 508 West 25th Street, a space adjacent to its current space at 510 West 25th Street and directly underneath the High Line. Before construction begins, Pace will host a public art installation by artist and musician David Byrne, who plans to fill the lot with a giant inflatable globe. Could this gesture stand as a symbol for the gallery's world-conquering ambitions? According to a Pace spokesperson, the gal