Monday, June 12, 2006

Finally art and sport are friends.

Have you ever seen that show "Iron Chef?" OK, cool. Now imagine bringing that same amount of competition to the modern art realm. Saturday the good folks at P.S. 1 MoMA in Long Island City, Queens did just that. It's called "Iron Artist." Two teams of artists battle to best convey a given theme in 45 minutes. We're talking commentators. We're talking judges. We're talking all out art fight. We missed the first round's topic, but that hanging snowman looks pretty cool. The second round's theme was "man's inhumanity to man." One team constructed a large box, went inside of it, and then busted through the walls in a fit of violence. The other team created a brick out of Styrofoam, attached it to two giant balloons, and then threw the whole creation at the other team's box only to have it fly away. So, um, your interpretations are as good as mine.

After checking out P.S. 1 we explored more of Long Island City. Dinner was at some Greek restaurant. Supposedly this part of Queens has the best Greek food, but as you can see Sarah was not too impressed.

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