Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happenings in Art?: The Lincoln Center Loves Its Grass

So the Lincoln center supposedly loves its grass. Architects have been called in to cultivate and make mock up sized miniature Lincoln centers to see just how they can make it prettier.

Lets take a look at some of the mock-ups...

The first one comes from NYC OPERA, where did they find the people? The grass doesn't seem so over the top as the next few.

The second wave pool of grass comes from My Upper West. 

This is a satellite view of the Lincoln Center- NO GRASS ANYWHERE.

A couple a mill later and voila, would you sit on that?

Dubai Dubai Dubai

The market in the Middle East for art is increasing steadily but forcefully. Recently Christie's just held its tenth auction in Dubai with Contemporary works as its focus point.

Dubai which is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) brings to us an artist Khalid Sharan who creates amazing one of a kind chairs.

My favorite so far...

photo: The National

There is also this Madonna chair...

photo: The National

The HOT COUTURE FURNITURE might not be suitable for all homes, but it is nice to look at.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Boston's Independent Film Festival Announcement

So the Independent Film Festival is happening on April 27, in BOSTON.


YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, Robert Dinero is angry about politics.

The lineup for this year is supposedly really good.

I will try to venture an 1 1/2 away to see at least one of the movies.

Regular tickets are $10, ouch, what no student discount?

Visit This PDF to get a full listing of all the movies and for showtimes.

Also, do not go see Insidious.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Other Awe-some stuff @ the MFA

Giant BABY HEADS, Oh How I love them so... (No I am not related to the artist)

Antonio Lopez Garcia

People falling asleep in art museums... I had to be extra sleuth-y in order to capture this picture.

Dale Chihuly

So, this past week and pretty much the month leading up to this week the exciting metropolis of Boston has been filled with one name, CHIHULY.

The MUSEUM OF FINE ART aka the MFA has been advertising the hell out of Chihuly like it is the only  thing to have happened to the metro area in years. Well, that's because it is the biggest thing to happen to Boston in a LONG WHILE.

Boston is not exactly on the art map of places that people should visit before they die, but the exhibit 'Through the Looking Glass' by Dale Chihuly is exciting. I got the idea from a woman exclaiming 'I could just die now.'

So much so that the people/ audience/ gawkers are actually reading the description boards of what the artist has to say about each piece.

The eye-patched Chihuly who is called one of the greatest glass artists since Tiffany, you know the blue boxes that women ooze over come holidays or important things like marriage, or the Jersey Shore. If Tiffany only knew.

Dale Chihuly 'Lime Green Icicle Tower' 2011
The 10,000 pound sculpture that towers over the restaurant area while sophisticates stuff their faces.

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Dale Chihuly 2011

Dale Chihuly 'Scarlet Icicle Chandelier' 2011
 This very cool chandelier uses the lighting in the room to create amazing shadows that bounce off the walls and have tourists dieing to capture it.

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Also, before you become completely mesmerized by the amazing photos (see above ) Chihuly either really likes Passion Pit or the MFA took the initiative to have a video backed by what they consider a popular artist.  //

Monday, April 11, 2011


    At the end of the National Conference for Media Reform (which I will talk about later) I realized that I needed to get some art stories for this week. Besides all the subconscious advertising for Dale Chihuly's Glass pieces plastered around the Boston area I was trying to find a gallery or some sort of museum. I stopped and asked a cop who I presumed would know the area and give me a tip, maybe where the art section of Boston was? Nope, I was so wrong. He told me to go to the bars and I continued on my merry ways downtown, hoping that downtown meant some culture...Nope. I was then redirected to the ICA which is the Institute of Contemporary Art but that would cost me $15. Since I do not have 'legit' credentials and am 'just a blogger' I could not get in for free like most places. I left the area, more like ran away from it.

Is the MFA for $20 too much money to see art?
ICA for $15... NOPE

   I attempted to walk into the MFA, but as the signs for Valet parking and the movements of the parker were too distracting for me to consciously make it into the actual museum without already feeling overwhelmed. After reading the ticket price which said $20 for admission, I like most students looked for the alternative price, the student/senior price. Which was $18, the equivalent of getting into Boston and back to New Hampshire, so, NOPE.

   I hear the cries of the ever resonating sound of those who do not understand art.  Prices  for admission to get into an art museum are so exacerbated that we who make a living of barely nothing must scrape the bottom of our pockets in order to get in. Living in Europe for five months I got into every museum for FREE, you only have to be a student within the EU. How wonderful! A place were students can actually eat and be educated, at the same time. WHAT A CONCEPT!

   Maybe the MFA needs to raise some more money after that $20 mill they dropped on a Degas painting quite a few years back, which in its own right is not even that famous. While in Paris I was walking around the Museum of Sex, which was not really a museum just had a lot of raunchy stuff and decided to call themselves a museum for the touristic purposes. Behind plastic slabs which were nailed to the wall crookedly I then noticed it was a 'DEGAS.' It was jumbled with the rest of the photos and other 'stuff.' Having the people suffer for semi-famous work by super-famous artists just does not make sense.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Contemporary Arts Struggle

Here is a quickie that I put together of MOCa and their recent exhibits...

In lieu of the recent article that was published by THE MAIL talking about how visitors only view works in contemporary museums for less than 5 seconds.

Why is it that many people just walk by the exhibits without giving it a second thought. Many do not understand contemporary art and just discard it as well, ummm...I could do that.


AIDS-3D 'Berserker'

Nari Ward 'Nu Colossus'

Nari Ward 'Nu Colossus'

Nari Ward 'Mango Tourists'
Nari Ward 'Mango Tourists'

Katharina Grosse 'One Floor Up More Highly'

Katharina Grosse 'One Floor Up More Highly'
Katharina Grosse 'One Floor Up More Highly'

Katharina Grosse 'One Floor Up More Highly'

There was a very cool video exhibit by artist Nari Ward titled 'Sweater' + 'Jaunt' which was located in the back room. In a wide room the projectors showed an image of the artists pores sweating furiously while asleep. Juxtaposed on the opposite wall were images of a boat at sea in Jamaica and then it cuts to a man washing an invisible car in North Adams, MA. This piece got the most attention, visitors sat down in the dark room and gazed while slowly turning their heads trying to understand the piece. My companion thought that the images of Jamaica and the washing of the invisible car were a dream the artist was having, sweating profusely while dreaming. It was definitely an interesting piece.

Saturday, April 2, 2011



Warpaint a band that was born in LA which consists of four females who will rock your socks off. I went to the show on Tuesday 03.29.11 at Paradise in Boston.

There was a sea of people waiting for the band to come on stage. The most surprising aspect of this show was the generation gap. The mix of teeny hipsters drinking sodas and the silver foxes drinking wine was truly something different.

I unlike many like to stand up in the mezzanine by the sound mixers and the electrical technicians. I like to see the communications between the artist. I feel its better than standing by their feet and voyeuristiclly staring at them for more than an hour.

During the show the amount of swaying and WOOING was very surprising, I would never think to WOO at this kind of music. But other than that, what a magical show.

WARPAINT's playing is soo dreamy.

I think that it was appropriate to cover them this week because when everyone asks them, "Well, what is your sound?" They respond with, "I don't know."

They play very well and they are so raw cannot describe their own presence.

The Boston Globe's article was ehhh ummm...alright. I didn't think that the tiny blurb was sufficient enough...