The Jeff Koons Retrospective : A Selfie Playground
I'm not a huge Jeff Koons fan but I do find his work to be striking and pretty incredible from a fabrication stand point. The scale of his work alone is really impressive but I've always thought it lacked a bit of depth. It absolutely pulls you in but doesn't really take you anywhere. That not necessarily a bad thing, just my observation of it. Currently Koons has taken over then entire Whitney Museum and is showing a wide array of his work, this is the last show in this building before the museum relocates downtown. You should check it out for that reason alone.
A lot of his pieces are reflective and everywhere I turned I saw someone standing in front of his work, phone in hand, posing, taking a selfie. This was happening so much that people were forming short lines in front of works of arts just to take a photo in it. You would think that this would be repulsive but once you're done eyerolling and actually stand in front of a piece - the colors and shape often placed you in a distorted version of your surroundings and begs you to take a photo.
Maybe this is all in my head and I'm just way too obsessed with selfies...maybe we all are. I-ow-no. All I'm trying to say is that this exhibit is worth checking out and taking a few selfies at. Ok?