One of the highlights during my trip to New York has got to be the Reich Richter Pärt show at The Shed. If you haven’t heard of The Shed, it’s the new home to emerging artists from hip hop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. Designed by Diller Scofido + Renfro and Rockwell Group, it’s a cushion-like building that sits right next to The Vessel in Hudson Yards.
In Reich Richter Pärt, painter Gerhard Richter presents two distinct immersive installations made in collaboration with two composers, Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. The Richter Pärt partnership builds on a concept developed by Alex Poots and Hans Ulrich Obrist for the Manchester International Festival and features a live performance of Pärt’s captivating choral composition surrounded by Richter’s new work, including wallpaper and three jacquard tapestries. During the show, it draws audience into one of Richter’s famous “Patterns” series, accompanied by Reich’s rigorous musical structures synchronized with a live orchestra performance - it was calming yet mesmerizing - 50 minutes simply went by in a flick.
Reich Richter Pärt
From now til Jun 2, 2019
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