The massive line that fashioned across the block within the western reaches of Chelsea on Thursday evening wasn’t for a live performance, a streetwear drop, or perhaps a style present. It was for the opening of Social Works, the primary present curated by new Gagosian director (and GQ contributor) Antwaun Sargent, who joined the mega-gallery in January of this 12 months. That includes works by Theaster Gates, with 5,000 data from the private assortment of Home music legend DJ Frankie Knuckles; an infinite limestone sculpture by David Adjaye; and a purposeful farm by Linda Goode Bryant, the present is about “artwork as a social act,” Sargent instructed the New York Occasions.
As enthralling because the artwork on show was the group, which introduced folks watching to a brand new degree. (It was extra like persona viewing.) Sargent’s universe has all the time embodied a very New York symbiosis between artwork and tradition. The attendees on the present did not disappoint, and reminded us that New York is in a brand new golden period of exuberant and expressive private model. These are a few of the greatest seems to be of the evening.