One City

co-written by Nuala Clarke and Patrick Groneman (aka namenorg)

Nuala: I was walking down the Bowery and afriend told me that the next show at The New Museum was called Youngerthan Jesus.  Got it…younger than Jesus when he died at 33 years old. Then, beforegoing to see the show I had a dream… 3 women art professionals, inblack, are sitting behind adesk and there’s a crowd gathered. They tell us that in fact Jesus didnotdie at 33, he died at age 66. Iwoke up thoroughly amused at my subconscious.  (Nuala admits to being 38 years old at the time of publishing.)


Namenorg:  Does this mean the curators are making a direct comparison between these artists and Jesus?  Woah.  Didn’t Buddha live till like 80?  (Namenorg confesses to being 24 years old and very excited about this show.)

Some excerpts from twitter (namenorg)
and real life (Nuala)

namenorg Feeling obligatedto live tweet the generational show at the new museum…sleeping womanwas startling, cory arcangel doesn’t translate live


Nuala It’s not all about porn or bling.. It’s more about daily life filtered through a net of pixels and RGB.

namenorg Too much audiogoing on at once on the second floor of new museum, also whoever wrotethe artist bios is putting words in other’s mouths.
Nuala It’s noisy but it’s refreshing.
namenorg Ryan trecartin is wow on the 3rd floor
philpinto @namenorg good lookin’ man. I feel like I’m there, but I’m not!
Nuala Laughing at “go buy yourself something to think about” From Ryan Trecartin‘s video “K-Corea Inc.K”
namenorg @philpinto you’re here in spirit
namenorg Cyprien Gaillard‘s video of the demolition of a housing project in france is really beautiful.
Nuala Seems like the time for dogma is gone.
namenorg I lost my pen andcan only take notes on my cell phone : the third and fourth floors aremaking me think about consumerism & authenticity
Nuala the 4th floor is a relief. cooler, high ceiling and grids. I like grids. and Kirstin Bratschs oil paintings on paper, used as backdrops for performances.

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escordato @namenorg I agree on trecartin & gailard they were the stars
namenorg Found my pen, it was behind my ear, noticed it while conversing with the gallery attendant in the white track suit.


namenorg@escordato yeah, some work is getting drowned out in the museum setting, liked cory arcangel’s piece better on second viewing.
namenorg Nuala just laughed when I told her that eastern europe is really hip.
Nuala Patrick really wants to have a party in here.
namenorg Matt keegan’s photo portraits of 22 year olds really capture the transition from youth to adulthood.
Having trouble locating where the feeling of delight is coming from…something to do with community
Nuala Overall it’s very playful, kinetic, personal, coherent.
namenorg Nuala is rolling a cigarette and we’re back on the bowery, talking about ego, marketing and personal spirituality

Shout out to occasional IDP attendee Faye Driscoll who had a really cool video/dance piece in the show. 

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