“In the photograph that the Peter Blum gallery sent out to announce the opening of Esther Kläs’s exhibition Better Energy at MoMA PS1, three of the artist’s totemic sculptures – turquoise, charcoal and yellow, respectively – are depicted on a rooftop overlooking the skyline of Manhattan, as if paying homage to the city. Mistakenly thinking that this was an image of the installation, I was informed at the ticket counter that the PS1 rooftop is not open to the public.”
I quite liked aspects of Esther Kläs’s Better Energy at PS1 MoMA, which I reviewed for the September issue of ArtReview. She’s part of a group of young, female sculptors that are doing something related to the apotheosis of materials and their own bodies, that I can’t articulate into words because it’s probably not a valid theory. Kind of like Brancusi only with bitches. And I mean bitches in an empowering way.
Anyway, you can read the rest of the review here.