Around New York

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Starting last Friday, May 10 to next Tuesday, May 21, there are so many art and design events taking place around NYC, there’s no way we’ll see even half of what’s showing. For the first time, all of these events are being collected under NYCxDesign, which is promoting the shows, providing lists and a handy app too. Last weekend, the Frieze Art Fair took over Randall’s Island, and Pulse took over 18th street (Rune Guneriussen’s work was included, shown above). The first annual Collective Design Fair was also held last weekend, a high-end, well-curated collection of talented international designers. ICFF takes place this coming weekend – check out designboom’s guide for exhibitions, events and shows happening all over the city.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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