Concert and museum opening night
On Wednesday we went to the “Tribute to Elliott Carter” concert at City University of New York Graduate Center (34th st & 5th Ave). A varied roster of (mostly) great (mostly) young performers, and Elliott Carter
s unmistakables compositions. I must admit it is not my favorite kind of music to say the least, but I do keep trying to expand my horizons. Always learning, or trying to. Experience, expose, try… isn
t that the hackers attitude?
But we had to leave the concert during the intermission in order to make it to the New Museum`s cocktail party and opening night for “NYC 1993: Experimental jet set, trash and no star”.
As it is so often the case with The New Museum, the exhibition had terrible things and a couple of very interesting pieces. But upon further thought, it makes perfect sense: we are talking contemporary art here. 1993. Twenty years (yes, I`m sure we all thought, at some point or another, when watching the exhibition “times flies, I remember when…") is not enough of a perspective to discern.
We are in the middle of it. And that, in itself, makes it wonderfully fun if not brainy deep – no matter how much the curator tries to make it look so in the silly information label/tag next to the works.
The evening ended with a delightful “sampler” dinner at the Crosby Hotel Bar and Terrace.