Artist Malachi Farrell In His Own Words

We stopped by the opening party for Malachi Farrell's exhibit, The Shops Are Closed, at Abrons Arts Center on Friday.  Along with a version of his famous electronically animated air-conditioning tubes, there is a sculptural installation involving two missiles "on vacation" with an audio track (see video below), various projected video animations and even some shoes thrown over a wire, strung across the courtyard at Abrons.  Malachi told us about the show (held in concurrently with his show Malachi Farrell: Strange Fruit in the Streets, at Jane Kim/Thrust Projects) and talked about why the shoes hanging from wire are such an intriguing urban symbol. (Although he denies it, we think Malachi was most likely doing a tribute to The Lo-Down's logo.)

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Shoes hung in front of Abrons Arts Center by Malachi Farrell.