BEAUTY AT THE COOPER HEWITT

Feb 24, 2016by tracey Comments

I’ve been here in New York and not traveling so much. I  must say I’ve been enjoying it. In the winter there are no crowds. It’s basically the people who live here and a smattering of tourists who don’t mind the cold.

Since I have been staying put I have been making an effort to get out and do more of the endless things we have here: museums, theatre, concerts and browsing antique stores. Last weekend my friend Jamie and I went to the Cooper Hewitt to check out their new show called Beauty.

I could try and explain it myself but it was easier to just cut and paste the description from the museum’s website.

Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is the fifth installment of the museum’s signature contemporary design exhibition series. With a focus on aesthetic innovation, Beauty celebrates design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body, and senses. Curated by Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator, and Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, the exhibition features more than 250 works by 63 designers and teams from around the globe, and is organized around seven themes: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative.

 

See I couldn’t have explained it that well.

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A Giambattsia Valli dress is the first thing you see when you enter
A Giambattistia Valli dress is the first thing you see when you enter.
That is not beauty that is me using this very cool pen like thing that you used to tap an item you liked, this records your favorites on their website that you can access through a special code that is on your ticket. You end up with your own personal catalogue you've curated on your computer.
That is not beauty that is me using this very cool pen  that you used to tap an item you like.  This records your favorites  you can access through a special code that is on your ticket. You end up with your own personal catalogue that you’ve curated on your computer.
It's not beautiful but it deserves a proper explanation.
It’s not beautiful but it deserves a proper explanation.
I recorded this.
I recorded this.
The concept of course beauty comes in all forms.
The concept of course beauty comes in all forms.

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For instance this is not beautiful to me.
For instance this is not beautiful to me.
But this is.
But this is.

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Garth Pugh clothes
Garth Pugh

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This was the most spectacular installation. It's a poly thread knitted textile pavilion. Made by Jenny Sabin.
This was the most spectacular installation. It’s a poly thread knitted textile pavilion. Made by Jenny Sabin.
It's so cool you deserve a better image than mine. This was taken from the Cooper Hewitt website.
It’s so cool you deserve a better image than mine. This was taken from the Cooper Hewitt website.
As we were leaving I found the window very beautiful.
As we were leaving I found the window very beautiful.
And I thought had a definite charm sitting in the window of the gift shop.
And I thought had a definite charm sitting in the window of the gift shop.