Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Le Cabinet de Curiosités

Over the holidays, my friend Jessica and I visited an amazing exhibition organized by the Marlborough Gallery downtown in the old Mercantile Exchange building. Le Cabinet de Curiosités, is a show conceived and curated by Thierry Despont, where "contemporary art converges with 18th- and 19th-century antiquities in a setting that blurs the confines of time and categorization." It mixes pieces by Thierry Despont himself and artists Manolo Valdés and the late Claudio Bravo, as well as rare antique furniture from the Steinitz Collection. I especially loved Thierry Despont's sculptures of animals and bugs made from metal machine parts and found objects.  It's a small jewel box of an exhibition but worth the visit.  

Le Cabinet de Curiosités
6 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Tuesday thru Saturday
11:00am to 5:00pm
Open through January 31, 2012

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