Looking forward to the summer season with collector and curator TIFFANY ZABLUDOWICZ.
I have just set up an artists’ residency, Work in Progress, which has been a fascinating and fun experience. Six artists —Joshua Citarella, Violet Dennison, Cyril Duval, Haley Mellin, Sarah Meyohas and Brad Troemel—have moved into a fully functioning office space in the heart of Times Square, questioning the state of the artists’ studio today. I am loving watching the residency unfold. Then, when the quiet of summer descends, I will jump into reading Haley’s Post-Internet Reader.
I can’t wait to vacation in Finland—it’s where my father is from, so we go every summer. The collection has so many exciting things there, including an underground tomb by Matthew Day Jackson. The tomb changes in appearance every year, getting more spider webs, dust and weather marks inside the surface of a skeletal figure’s glass casing. I can’t wait to see it again and observe these changes.
Also, Jon Rafman has a show opening at Stedelijk in Amsterdam, which is realized in partnership with the collection. I love how Rafman explores the Internet as if it were another world, and draws viewers into his excited yet dystopian perspective of that reality.
Back in London, the new Tate Modern is opening on 17 June. I have seen the building by Herzog & de Meuron from the outside and it looks perfect, combining a traditional brick exterior with a contemporary jagged shape.
In New York City, where I am based, I look forward to seeing the whimsical Creative Time project by Duke Riley at The Brooklyn Navy Yards, Fly By Night. Riley has got a massive flock of messaging pigeons wearing LED lights. The pigeons swoop and swirl and fly around, creating a beautiful light display right above the viewers’ heads.
Another big highlight of summer in New York City is always the Warm Up series at MoMA PS1, with new musicians and a great party every Saturday, and a chance to roam the galleries.
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Tiffany Zabludowicz (English, b. 1992) is a curator and collector who lives and works in New York. She graduated from Brown University in 2014. Recently, she has founded Work in Progress, an artists’ residency taking place in an office in Times Square, New York. She works closely with her family’s Zabludowicz Collection and writes a column for Artspace’s online magazine.
Photo credit: Sam Clarke