Dana Sherwood and dOGUMENTA in The New York Times

Treats, Jewelry and AstroTurf: Scenes From an Art Show for Dogs

By JOSHUA BARONE   Photographs by KRISTA SCHLUETER   Produced by LAURA O’NEILL

AUGUST 11, 2017

Read in The New York Times.

Could a pioneering art show for dogs — supposedly organized by a dog — be called anything other than Dogumenta?

The idea came from the art critic Jessica Dawson, whose rescue dog, Rocky, often accompanies her on trips to galleries. “I was surprised to see that Rocky could sniff out some of the best artwork in New York,” Ms. Dawson said in a statement. “I realized that a canine sensibility might be the key to navigating today’s complex art world.”

Hence, Dogumenta, which is on view at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan through Aug. 13. Rocky is credited as the curator, which might explain why the artworks involve treats, a pool of water and a wall dogs can admire — and pee on.

Below are scenes from the art show’s opening reception on Thursday night.

Petra, a Pomchi interacting with Dana Sherwood’s piece ‘Confections of Canines and Kings’

 

Rosie, appreciating Dana Sherwood’s”Confections of Canines and Kings.”