The massive queue that shaped across the block in west Chelsea on Thursday evening wasn’t meant for a live performance, streetwear drop, or perhaps a trend present. It was the opening of Social work, the primary exhibition, curated by the brand new Gagosian director (and GQ Contributor) Antwaun Sargent, who joined the mega gallery in January of this 12 months. With works by Theaster Gates, with 5,000 data from the non-public assortment of home music legend DJ Frankie Knuckles; a large limestone sculpture by David Adjaye; and a practical farm by Linda Goode Bryant, the present is about “artwork as a social act,” Sargent stated New York Occasions.
As thrilling because the artwork on show was the gang, which took the viewers to a brand new degree. (It was extra of a persona viewing.) Sargent’s universe has at all times embodied a very New York symbiosis between artwork and tradition. Individuals who attended the present didn’t disappoint, reminding us that New York is getting into a brand new golden period of exuberant and expressive private fashion. These are a number of the greatest seems of the evening.