The large line that fashioned across the block within the western reaches of Chelsea on Thursday evening wasn’t for a live performance, a streetwear drop, or perhaps a trend present. It was for the opening of Social Works, the primary present curated by new Gagosian director (and GQ contributor) Antwaun Sargent, who joined the mega-gallery in January of this 12 months. That includes works by Theaster Gates, with 5,000 data from the non-public assortment of Home music legend DJ Frankie Knuckles; an infinite limestone sculpture by David Adjaye; and a practical farm by Linda Goode Bryant, the present is about “artwork as a social act,” Sargent instructed the New York Times.
As enthralling because the artwork on show was the gang, which introduced folks watching to a brand new degree. (It was extra like persona viewing.) Sargent’s universe has at all times embodied a very New York symbiosis between artwork and tradition. The attendees on the present did not disappoint, and reminded us that New York is in a brand new golden period of exuberant and expressive private fashion. These are a few of the greatest appears to be like of the evening.