Joshua King, Harpoon: Insular and Universal (NYC Edition)
The corner store was once an integral part of New York City life. You got your morning coffee there. Cigarettes when you need a break from work. Toilet paper on your way home. Scratch Offs and Snickers Bar, a million and one things that is part of everyday living. Except --- there are fewer and fewer corner stores and more and more CVS, Duane Reade and Walgreens.
In this one-night only site-specific installation, Joshua King takes the Readymade conversation to the next level, tailor made for New Yorkers in a space that was once an extension of our homes. Is the bag of chips from CVS the same as a bag of chips from the corner store? Is the human connection with the grocer worth an extra 25 cents? Will NYC become a papier-mâché version of itself? Is it still art when it is devoid of the humbling touch?
Tomorrow Night. Nov 6th, 6-9pm. Special on C, 195 Ave C / E 12th St.