Skin Fruit curated by Jeff Koons is an exhibit at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, it features selected works from prominent art collector Dakis Joannou’s personal collection. I will ignore what is supposedly controversial about this exhibit in favor of the fact that it is an amazing exhibit to catch. So, if you are in the area please stop by and enjoy the artwork. You have from now til June 6, 2010.
“Including over 100 works by fifty international artists spanning several generations, the exhibition explores the age-old preoccupation with the human body as a vessel and vehicle for experience, a distinctive focus of the collection. Koons’s title “Skin Fruit” alludes to notions of genesis, evolution, original sin, and sexuality. “Skin” and “fruit” evoke the tensions between interior and exterior, between what we see and what we consume. In the exhibition role-playing games and dramas occur: a man will stage a religious ritual; a sculpture literally sings out; white-chocolate monuments tower above visitor’s heads; voracious creatures eat themselves and each other while bodies are buried or frozen.”
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection Curated by Jeff Koons
New York, NY 10002