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Letter From New York: The Art of Survival

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Sipping chardonnay, a fastidiously hip coterie of New Yorkers and international art scenesters — exactly the gathering you’d expect at the Museum of Modern Art’s latest opening — passes from display to display, admiring the attributes of the offerings: the vibrant color of a Red Cross first-aid kit, the delicate refinement of a fireproof sweatshirt, the sleek curvature of a gas mask designed to accommodate the beards of religious Jews.

Sometimes art imitates life, sometimes it protects it. That’s one idea behind the MoMA’s newest exhibition. (more…)