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Jerry Saltz Triumphs Over TriBeCa’s Art World Ascendance

September 18th, 2019

Jerry Saltz pens a piece in NY Mag this week trumpeting the return of the TriBeCa art scene, as a range of galleries open in the neighborhood. “Against all odds, can New York have a good art neighborhood with a walkable density of galleries?” He asks.  “Galleries with wooden floors, flaws, and funny footprints, which are more like where artists actually make art than all those perfect, concrete-floored slick showrooms?”
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Whitney Breaks Ground on Monumental David Hammons Sculpture

September 18th, 2019

The Whitney has broken ground on David Hammons’s Day’s End (2020), a permanent install across from the museum in the southern edge of Gansevoort Peninsula.  The piece is referred to by the artist as a “ghost monument” to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1975 work of the same name in the same location.
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Ragnar Kjartansson Interviewed on Making ‘The Visitors’

September 18th, 2019

The Guardian’s running series of highlights of 21st Century arts features Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, calling it the best artwork of the 21st Century so far.  “It has a special place in my heart, but it was such a feelgood piece that I had to make some really dark shit afterwards,” he says of his work. “No artist has a favorite piece. Maybe you can pick one when you’re really old – but it’s something I’m super proud of. It took on a life of its own.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Deitch Projects

76 Grand Street (at Wooster)
New York, NY 10012

18 Wooster Street (Grand St.)
New York, NY 10012

212-343-7300
212-343-2954

Deitch Projects, located in SoHo, New York City, has been producing ambitious projects, exhibitions and public events by contemporary artists since its 1996 opening. Founded by Jeffrey Deitch, the gallery has presented over one hundred and twenty solo projects and exhibitions by artists from thirty three countries. A few of the best known projects include the Shopping exhibition in 1996, comprised of installations by twenty six artists in twenty six SoHo shops and the Ex It exhibition by Yoko Ono in 1998, featuring trees growing out of one hundred wooden coffins. The gallery is known for its rambunctious, spectacle-driven, live performances by such performers as Fischerspooner, Citizen’s Band, the Dazzle Dancers and more. Deitch Projects is one of the only galleries in New York that wholeheartedly embraces the convergence of contemporary art, music, fashion, street art, partying and spectacle.