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what was the last piece of art that moved you?

For me:
I just saw choreography by Kate Weare. It was sexy and sophisticated, new and had roots all at the same time.

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Comment by Peter Ferko on May 15, 2008 at 7:07pm
Okay, I just saw another moving work; this one by Marin Gazzaniga. Her film, So Close screened last night at Film Anthology Archives. It tackles a tough issue with poise and humanity. Great soundtrack by Al Houghton. More at soclosefilm.com
Comment by Renee Watabe on May 15, 2008 at 7:13pm
Tim and I just saw the Frida Kahlo retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I was moved by a painting entitled "Moses" which struck me as a visual history of man's spiritual/theological evolution over time. She painted it after reading an essay written by Freud about the history of monotheism. She painted a large sun at the center top of the canvas and has a uterus with a baby in the center, (if memory serves) on either side we see entire hosts of historic leaders and mythological gods and goddesses. The painting reads like a tenderly colored hieroglyphic. Really fascinating. Filled with story and metaphor. Very ambitious. I never saw this before and was pretty impressed. I thought, man, this woman had it going on!
For me, having the sun and the baby, life itself as a primordial center to the painting was significant. All the stories, myths, history and politics are peripheral, interpretations, something to think about, but still peripheral.
I also liked "My Dress Hangs There" and "The Love Embrace of the Universe."
Comment by Edie Nadelhaft on May 16, 2008 at 11:22am
I'm sure this will make everyone want to screech but here goes-I lLOVE that Jeff Koons sculpture down by the pit (formerly, the World Trade Center). It's so shiny and fun and oddly a little sad too. It's one of the "Balloon Flower" pieces and it's near the entrance to the Path station. Recently the WTC subway station was partially closed so you now have to go outside to transfer which puts you on a variety of routes all of which have this piece in view. It's really nice at dusk.
Comment by Sky Pape on May 17, 2008 at 8:07am
I was completely transported by the diaphanous paintings of Morris Louis, shown last December at Paul Kasmin. (Reviewed on AU Issue here.) I haven't yet seen the Olafur Eliasson exhibition at MoMA yet, but expect that to make me swoon too.
Also, there's so much at Dia:Beacon that does it for me, it's hard to choose. Works by Fred Sandback, Blinky Palermo, Michael Heizer are just a few.

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