Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The passing of two film greats

Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)

I'll never forget studying Bergman's 1966 Persona in a sound class at SAIC.

Michelangelo Antonioni(1912-2007)

Nor writing a lengthy paper on Antonioni's Blow Up also made in 1966

(an adaptation of Julio Cortazar's Blow Up, one of my favorites)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Places to go, People to see

Summer is a slow time for upkeep on my blog as I own no camera but borrow one from school. So going through my notebooks of last year, I made a list of names I had scribbled at various points of artists to look up. Here are some pictures as well as links.

Leandro Erlich Swimming Pool

Christoph Buchel Minus

Jennifer Reeves Untitled

Luis Tomasello at the Minus Space
Atmophere Chromoplastique No 851.

Alica Martin Kunst in die Stadt

Guthrie Lonergan Programming Media II (thanks to Jessie L)

Angella Bulloch Macroworld: One Hours3 and Canned

JOrge Macchi Gnocturno

SAm Durant Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres, and Monuments

Wim Delvoye Art Farming

Abelardo MorellCamera Obscura Image of the Empire State Building in Bedroom

Gerard ByrneA country road, a tree, evening

MOre to come

Monday, July 09, 2007

Modern Museums

Had the chance to visit the Milwaukee Museum of Art this past week. Santiago Calatrava's stunning architecture was for me in direct competition with Steve Holl's new Bloch building. In my search for photos I came across several other glowing, usually box-like museums and other buildings of the world. Here are a few of them:

Milwaukee Museum of Art: Santiago Calatrava (with two interior views)

The recent addition to the Nelson Atkins: Steven Holl's Bloch building (with interior view/I know the photo dosent do it justice)

Also Steven Hall's work at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design: Higgens Hall

Another of Hall's creations, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki

Alvaro Siza's Santa Monica Museum of Art

Tadao Ando's Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art

Zurich architects Weber & Hofer's Lentos Museum of Modern Art in Linz Austria

Diller Scofidio & Renfro's Boston Museum of Contemporary Art

Herzog & de Meuron's De Young Museum of Modern Art in San Fransisco

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa's The Toledo Glass Pavilion

Herzon and De Meuron's idea for The New Museum at the Tate

Another design concept by Herzog & de Meuron's of the Parish Art Museum in South Hampton New York

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Not Usually a Diary Blog But What the Hell

Sorry for the away. Road trip across the U.S. to Davis CA. (Congrats to my sister for graduating from UC Davis) up the coastal highway, down through Idaho, Wyoming, South DAkota...It was wonderful. (Pictured here are myself, my mother, my stepfather my girlfriend and a buffalo)