Sunday, September 2, 2007

Mike Nelson x Creative Time

Opening on September 8th, British artist Mike Nelson, commisioned by public art organization Creative Time, will open his installation, “A Psychic Vacuum,” a labyrinthine construction within a long-derelict wing of the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Viewers will find their way through it (or not, if they become lost), passing by spaces that evoke the tattoo parlors and storefront psychics of the neighborhood, places Mr. Nelson sees partly as emblems of a search for belonging and belief in America. To quote the New Yorker, "it's like an amusement park dreamed up by squatters."

Image and text from The New York Times, and bits from the New Yorker.

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