New York City and mayor-elect Bill de Blasio set up a
bitching tent meeting place on Canal street where New Yorkers are encouraged to participate in discussions about the future of this fair city. Talk Transition runs through the end of the week—there are a series of presentations on education, jobs, technology, transportation, healthcare, and every other topic people want to complain about discuss. So, if you want to be heard, head downtown and pick up a marker, because Mr. de Blasio will certainly read all of these cute little name tags.
Full disclosure: 1. I love the work that Creative Time does. It is important, at times irreverent, and always forward thinking. If you have money to give away, give them some. 2. I have an intellectual crush on Creative Time's President and Creative Director, Anne Pasternak (pictured above). She is smart, fiercely independent, widely respected, and she had on an awesome jacket last night. That being said, last night Creative Time had its Fall Ball and it was not very creative.
Charlie Finch, art critic and gossiper extraordinaire, hosted a dinner last night at the Yale Club to celebrate Richard Johnson's return to New York City. There were broken glasses, screaming obscenities at the table, ruined linens, pot smoking on the street, covert nudie photo shots, and great food.
Last night The Hole opened AREA: The Exhibition, an exhibition (clearly) celebrating AREA (of course!), one of the hottest night clubs in NYC during the 1980s. The fabled club was the nexus of the downtown art scene, and Mr. Deitch, lead curator of the show and former director of MOCA, wanted to recreate the experience.