Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I am entirely convinced that the future is Papier-mâché

Johnson Wax for no reason

I never thought I would blog a Frank Lloyd Wright building, but this has been sitting at the image folder for ever, so maybe by posting it I'll find out why it was there. or maybe not.
maybe it's because it looks kind of interesting under construction
its also very cool as finished
or even under analytical demolition
the hall falls under the "I always love a lotus flower ceiling" building

Sunday, March 21, 2010

As Spring rolls along, Troll building remains Ungreen

Another Sunday a few weeks ago, we walked by a building I love.
It seems to sit there abandoned, 

overrun by greenery that is no longer green

I often wonder if that's what people mean 
when they talk about Green architecture.

This house just looks haunted, 

down to the dead cat doormat

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Butch Queen Voguing Fem

or maybe they should make a category "Butch Queen Voguing Art"
Robert Morris is of course the guy who invented Minimalism 
(along with maybe Process art and Earthworks)
Here is pics and a clip from "Site" 1964-1993, a performance by Morris

interpreted by the white hot Andrew Ludke
and Sarah Tomlinson in the role of Olympia

 shot by the great Babette Mangolte

and newly acquired by Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. 

Another version of the performance exists on youtube, 
grainier but somehow less sexy, with Morris and Carolee Schneemann.
I'm always super intrigued by Morris' legendary
and super straight minimalist show 

and the super gay poster for a subsequent show at Castelli-Sonnabend

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Panda Friday

Mai Ueda made these drawings of the two happy Pandas.
They have been sitting for a while in the 2blog folder
Along with the curious cats, they decided it was time to be here.

Primer Proforma Pre-Bellevue

 It is not often that artists can have a museum to their disposal, to do as they please for 40 days. That is the case with Primer Proforma at MUSAC where Txomin Badiola, Jon Mikel Euba and Sergio Prego take over the museum and continuously work for 40 days
an inflatable structure snakes through the rooms

leaving behind it artefacts

and interestingly akward spaces for the visitors to negotiate
a black horse
visitors get the chance to see something completely in progress

tripods waiting for cameras

from room to room the inflatable
results in a giant pillow, that ate their studio

at another section Yorgos Sapountzis takes over the Laboratorio 987
 with a mashed-up structure containing screens and sticks and black fabrics, 
titled Pre-Bellevue
that expands to the roof to look at Leon
and here is a clip of his always great videos

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Did I just blog the entire Thomas Schutte exhibition at Museo Reina Sofia?

(child pose?)
Last Saturday I visited Thomas Schutte's Hindsight exhibition at Reina Sofia in Madrid. I was never a huge fan of Schutte, because I had never seen such a comprehensive presentation. I could not stop taking photos.
bleeding monster?

Lonely watermelons?

shy watermelons?

grave with guard

 blue temple

monument to a guy drowning in concrete
golden dragon with smug expression

bronze dragon with slightly pathetic pleading expression
sad bleeding dragon overlooked by obnoxious humans

crying fountain
rusting spirits

tourist spirits taking photos of each other
glassed in  politicians (enemies of course)

presented in a palace backroom

ending with "goodbye cave"