New York City
Last week wrapped up the final chapter in 24BY36, an ongoing experiment in art creation within the walls of Ace New York. For the project, 36 solo and duo artists spent the night with the purpose of producing 24 original works by morning. Love letters, collages, manifestos, musical partitions — we’ve been greatly amazed by the fruit of those twenty-four nights. The following snapshots are just an early glimpse into the collection of work and we’re already feeling inspired for the next edition.
ADAM DUGAS + CASEY SPOONER
Constantin Brancusi’s clean geometry, unveiling the essence of things in marble, wood and stone. The modernist sculptor born on this day in 1876 preferred simple clothes, a studio with a rock slab table and a primitive fireplace, and furniture, utensils and a phonograph he made himself.
With a nod to his Los Angeles-inspired Sky Backdrop series, indigenous artist Alex Israel outrigged our building-adjacent billboard with something that mimes the magic-hour cityscape and gilds our hearth. Central to the piece is an inset of the logo for the LA Dance Project, an intimate working partner of Israel’s. The LA Dance Project bring their magic to the Theater at Ace Hotel with shows on the 20, 21 and 22 of this month.
Photo by Lauren Coleman
Our dear friend and healer Yona Kanzen is back from India with notes on three powerful healing ingredients.
Did you know that walnut is a great source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, ellagic acid, melatonin, vitamin E, carotenoids and poly-phenolic compounds? This helps keep the skin cells healthy and rejuvenated. Walnuts are rich in copper which helps iron out wrinkles and helps protect skin from pollution and sun. They are a great post workout snack, and if you want to sleep like a baby eat a few walnuts at dinner, the melatonin will do the trick.
This one is for frequent flyers. To beat stress, fatigue and other ailments associated with the journey, the answer lies in a cup of warm tulsi tea (holy basil). Consume it every 4-6 hours while traveling. Start the day before and continue until the day after. Tulsi is believed to promote longevity, help the body deal with stress and enhance physical and mental health. It has a unique combination of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that can combat general stress, anxiety, relive symptoms such as forgetfulness and physical exhaustion and assists with sexual and sleep problems. As a mouth wash tulsi tea can treat bad breath, mouth ulcers and prevent dental plaque.
Turmeric has great healing powers and has been used in Ayurveda for purifying blood and treating skin, heart, liver and lung diseases. Turmeric powder is very effective for chronic cough and cold and throat irritations. Treat sprains and swellings with a pinch of turmeric powder, lime and salt. It’s also a great pesticide. Sprinkle a turmeric powder and water mix near all entry points of your house to ward off insects, ants and termites.