Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Enchanted Boom Boom



   On the 38 L, stopping for 2 minutes in front of the Boom Boom on Geary and Fillmore.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Native American Basketry at SFO



Nez Perce bags, for more here

Nuu-Cha-Nulth basketry weavings
currently shown at San Francisco International.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Planet Hollywood Vegas (road trip images 3)





Planet Hollywood in Vegas, to me aesthetically the most interesting casino on the strip.
The interior reminded me of works by Flavin, Judd and Gonzalez Torres.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dune weed shadows at Pismo Beach (road trip images1)




selected images from the dunes @ Pismo Beach
The Oceano sand dunes area is recognized as the most extensive coastal dunes remaining in California.

here for Edward Weston nude at Oceano dunes 1936

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

De Staël revisited, paintings by Gunter Wessmann


de stael revisited 2, 50 x 70 cm, oil on metal, 2008


de stael revisited 1, 50 x 70 cm, oil on metal, 2008

Wessmann's paintings de stael revisited are recalling the highly abstract landscape painter Nicolas de Stael in all it's grandness.


Nicolas de Staël was born in St. Petersburg in 1914, undocumented refugee in Belgium and France, suffering from depression committed suicide in Antibes in 1955.

“Il faut travailler beaucoup, une tonne de passion et cent grammes de patience.”


Je peindrai des tempètes, en rentrant ...

here for more images by de Stael

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Lighthouse for Lampedusa a project by Thomas Kilpper



via email

Thomas Kilpper
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR LAMPEDUSA
Model at Villa Romana, Florence, 2009
Thomas Kilpper
15.04. – 15.05.2009

We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening
of the exhibition on Wednesday 15th April at 7 p.m.

Unfortunately the model of the Lighthouse can not be realised in Piazza San Pancrazio.
Exhibition and model will be shown at Villa Romana!


Opening Times: Tues – Fri 3 – 7 p.m. and by appointment


Last autumn the artist Thomas Klipper, who lives and works in Berlin, set up the project A Lighthouse for Lampedusa!

Every year approximately 20,000 people, most of whom are immigrants from Africa, try to reach Europe via the island of Lampedusa. According to the Italian Home Office, in 2008 this number reached as much as 35,000 people. Thousands die at sea: humanitarian organisations have estimated that nearly a tenth of the total number of migrants die during the dangerous crossing. Thomas Klipper plans to create a major lighthouse and arts centre, in collaboration with architects, engineers and island residents.

A lighthouse equipped with a powerful beam could provide important support to those navigating at sea and reduce the danger of shipwreck. The light would also convey an important message to migrants: “We’re here, we aren’t hiding”. For those living in Lampedusa the lighthouse could become a meeting place, exhibition space and a venue for conferences, concerts and other cultural events.

The building of the lighthouse will now be possible thanks to wide local and International support. Over the winter an initial model was presented at the “dispari&dispari project” exhibition space in Reggio Emilia. In Florence Thomas Klipper has designed a model to be set within the urban context of Piazza San Pancrazio, right next to the Museo Marino Marini.

Other works by Thomas Klipper will be presented at Villa Romana, among which two documentary videos and some large scale xylographs from London and Frankfurt.

Thomas Kilpper, class of 1956, is renown for his works that intervene with artistic readings of specific social and political contexts. His work has been shown in prestigious spaces such as the South London Gallery, the Generali Foundation in Vienna, the Schirn Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Frankfurt and the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe. He is currently preparing an engraving on linoleum, in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, measuring 800 square metres and intended for the floor of the ex Ministry of State Security building (the Stasi) in East Germany.


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