Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fog days im Kraichgau

''Trees 'n fog'' at the Kraichgau

The Kraichgau, located between the Rhine and Neckar rivers, in south west Germany, is a fertile agricultural district. A landscape of smooth rolling hills, forests, farm lands and timber framed villages.

more art stuff at the center for arts and media ZKM

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Playmo war

My nephews J. and S. love to explore the art of war with their favorite Playmo toys. They are pretty creative transforming their 'studio' into battlefields and fortresses.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Die before Arrival

Selected images from the 'I might die before I get a rifle' show at the Kunstverein Heidelberg in Germany. A project by Walid Raad.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas cookies by my mom

Being in Germany to see my family over the holidays I came to enjoy the art of christmas cookies by my mom. She was baking a big variety of cookies for the past weeks. She gives them away to her kids and friends and enjoys eating them herself. Check for recipies

Monday, December 15, 2008

War dealers

War instead of peace. Germany is the European champion in weapons exports.

The largest arms dealers in 2007

The largest arms buyers
resource greenpeace magazin germany

more on greenpeace

Friday, December 12, 2008

Flight UA 900 San Francisco - Frankfurt

SF-pacifica, marin headlands, richmond bridge

pyramid lake, snake river, rockies foothills

rocky mountains, middle of nowhere, netherlands

desent into the clouds and landing at Frankfurt International
The images above are selected flight documentary shots of the United Airlines flight UA 900 from San Francisco to Frankfurt on December 9 th.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blue Poetry

Images from the 'this place called poetry' exhibition at the San Francisco Arts commission gallery.
What happens when poetry comes into your life? Can words make a difference? Meet 11 San Francisco youth who’ve embarked on a lifelong journey with words. This exhibition of art and films tell the stories of young people finding and claiming their place. read more

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Felix Gonzalez Torres and Martin Puryear @ SF MOMA

Gold beaded string curtain by Felix Gonzalez Torres

SFMOMA show "the art of participation" is looking back nearly 60 years across a wide spectrum of genres and media, this exhibition examines how artists have engaged members of the public as essential collaborators in the art-making process.

Martin Puryear at SFMOMA

Made from a variety of natural materials — including wood, tar, rawhide, and stone — Martin Puryear's distinctive sculptures combine modernist geometry with international craft traditions. Read review by Kenneth Baker

Monday, December 8, 2008

Dirty corners and filthy sidewalks

These images are from the San Francisco Tenderloin sidewalks photography series. This series of images explores homelessness, street art, makeshift sidewalk squats, found objects and dumped junk. See also passing by strangers

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Labelized and Fruitified

Labelized and Fruitified is a series of letter size NIESATT drawings based for the most part on fruit/vegetable labels. The drawings are fixed to my fridge by magnets growing over time fruit by fruit label by label. The drawings are meditative reflections on the question if it's a healthy lifestyle when one consumes fruits/vegetables grown by industrial agriculture.