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New York Pause...

by Susan Horowitz

New York Pause… by Susan Horowitz is a tracking of one quarantine routine in this city of constantly evolving culture abruptly frozen. Weeks are spent viewing layers of urban history from the distance of the high-rise apartment building roof, apartment windows and long walks through the uncanny city. Inside the apartment, hours of compulsive reading about the arts present but closed or cancelled fail to compensate for missing highly valued experiences of city life. The close dialogue between Horowitz’s black & white images and Jason Moran’s jazz creates a very personal view of New York under quarantine, highlighting the strength and beauty of the city as a live theatre set.

25.Jun.2020 1946 views
Susan Horowitz Susan Horowitz

Susan Horowitz is an artist and curator based in New York and L.A. (BA-City University-NY and MFA-Otis College of Art + Design-L.A.). Her photo-text-video projects explore modernist architecture, urbanization, global tourism and international conservation. Perspective-The White City about Tel Aviv’s White City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 1930’s modernist architecture related to the Bauhaus diaspora, led to the project SOME SHULMAN ARCHITECTURE. It tracks the career of noted 1930’s Israeli architect Ben-Ami Shulman who had emigrated to L.A. in 1960 producing work that revealed an ironic facet in the history of L.A. midcentury architecture. Her current project, Case Studies – Architourism, traverses modern versions of cultural travel, the web of architectural histories, the ramifications of tourism on sites and now the implications for the future of these pursuits in light of Covid19.

The stopped present could be a good place from which to look at the near past and, most of all, the future.

TRANSFER NEXT aims to invite shared reflections on the new scene that coronavirus will probably usher in.

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