A year ago Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was slapped with bail conditions — after an 81-day detention by Chinese authorities — the prominent activist and artist has been freed from those shackles, but there’s no rejoicing because of what may come next.
Instead of tackling a neighborhood like the Northside Festival of Williamsburg/Greenpoint or Bushwick Open Studios, the Queens Arts Express, a project of the Queens Arts Council decided to tackle the creative spirit of an entire borough over the course of four days.
Some of the most beautiful sculpture in New York is dark adornment to the city’s cemeteries, stunning reminders of transience conveyed through the semi-permanence of stone and metal. This is the story of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, one of the most elegant in the country.
This week, the doctor is prescribing some much-needed hot subway rides into Manhattan for some art-related fun.