“Double O,” by Zilvinas Kempinas, consists of facing fans and two large loops of magnetic tape. The fans run constantly and the tape floats in the air but never touches the floor. The piece is part of MOMA’s “On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century” exhibition, up until February 7, 2011, which challenges the assumption that drawing is about mark-making and paper. The show is interesting, but rather repetitive.
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Well, maybe not. It’s a nuisance to check wet and oddly shaped items in the coatroom, so they are doing an experiment at the museum. The miserable weather is supposed to clear up this afternoon.
The second-floor bookstore at MOMA has a waist-high red glass divider which enlivens the view from the lobby. Looking through the red is pleasantly trippy and displacing, and makes you feel like you’ve wandered into a 1960′s experimental film.
The painting over the desk, by a Japanese artist, I read as a tribute to modernist Kenneth Noland, painter of chevrons and targets, who died last year.