Top 10 of 2012 // Best Season: Park Avenue Armory
When thinking of which institution provided the most consistent and stellar exhibitions in the past year, my mind went straight to the Park Avenue Armory. The lineup featured: Space Program: Mars by Tom Sachs, Merce Cunningham’s final choreographic collage and the most recent The Event of a Thread installation by Ann Hamilton which transformed the space into a swinging playground.
The Park Avenue Armory had an exceptional program in 2012, and succeeded in uniting art, performance and experience in one space. The highlight of the year was Janet Cardiff’s The Murder of the Crows, an overwhelming installation of over 200 speakers at various heights, progressing through a 29 minute cycle of symphonic movements ranging from the Red Army march to dream-like sonatas.