A couple Fridays ago, I somehow convinced Derek to go with me to see the “Give Me Love” exhibit at the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea. I had only heard about this exhibit through hearsay, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I definitely wasn’t expecting the line stretching down the block. But just like every other line in New York, when you see one, for some reason or another you’re even more attracted to stay. So we did.
After waiting for about 45 minutes, we finally made it to the front of the line, and were greeted at the door of what appeared to be a yellow suburban home squeezed into a garage-like gallery space. We were handed a sheet of stickers, and just like that, it was our time to add to the exhibit.
The cool thing about this exhibit by Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama, is that the art is basically created by the visitors. See, when this exhibition first opened a few weeks back in May, all the walls were completely white. Not a sticker in sight. However, each visitor that steps through the threshold of the door is invited to apply the colorful polka-dot stickers to anything and everything desirable. Absolutely nothing is off limits. We even saw some people leaving with stickers on themselves as well!
This was pretty cool to take part in. Wild and cooky, but nonetheless genius. I cannot wait to see the finished product when the exhibit closes on June 13th!