Summer Special: Art Cops Double Feature

While John Perreault is enjoying the beach on Long Island, the art cops try their hand at art criticism, above…and then, in the second video below, solve an art-world mystery: Why does the art world leave New York City in July and August?

[Please note there is nothing wrong with the following video. If you look really carefully you can just about see Dominic and Dominic Two, talking and gesturing in their usual manner. This new installment of John Perreault’s Art Cops is not meant to be a reference to avant-garde cinema. This is not a radio program. The single take and the long-distance view is to show how the city feels to the Art Cops in July and August.]



Reference images for first Art Cops video:

Mark di Suvero, For Buddy, 1993-95
















Anthony Caro, After Summer, 1968



Sol LeWitt, Large Modular Cube, 1969


 Short subjects:

This summer, outdoor dance out-performed outdoor sculpture. You move around and look at outdoor dance the way you might look at sculpture. And like outdoor sculpture, outdoor dance is primarily a photo opportunity. Nevertheless, Trisha Brown’s recreation of her 1971 Roof Piece above and around the High Line park was sublime; Australia’s Strange Fruit offered the hilarious The Three Belles at the World Financial Center and The Streb Extreme Action Company, also at the WFC, created a scary Human Fountain out of falling/jumping dancer acrobats. Warning! Don’t try any of these dances at home.



Coming Attractions:

“Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life,” Grey Art Gallery, N.Y.U. Sept. 9 – Dec. 3, 2011
“Willem de Kooning, A Retrospective,” MoMA. Sept. 18 – Jan. 9, 2012
“Sherrie Levine: Mayhem,” Whitney Museum of Art. Opens Nov. 10, 2011.
Mauricio Cattelan, Guggenheim Museum. Nov. 4 p Jan. 22, 2011.
Cindy Sherman, MoMA. Opens Feb. 26, 2012.



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