a r t + c r u s h is an annual exhibition curated by Platform with the hope of celebrating art crushes as a studio practice. a r t + c r u s h is an investigation into the relationships between the crusher and the crushed. Crushes are more popularly recalled as painfully beautiful
experiences of infatuation. They are loyal loves from afar that usually end in some sort of odd admiration. Due to social media and web trolling, crushes can now blossom without even the slightest of communication. To develop an art crush, an artist must be faithfully dedicated to support and awe of another artist’s work and studio practice. a r t + c r u s h: Kaita Niwa presents Kaita Niwa’s newest body of work while exhibiting the work of his crushes: Michael Dotson, Prisilla Jeong, Angel Oloshove, and Cecilia Salama.