This afternoon, I will be giving a presentation on my personal design and photography work at Smith College as part of the spring lecture series, Daughters of Invention. I am thrilled to be in such an inspiring company! Last hours of preparation…
I have unearthed, after 13 years of it laying dormant, my Masters of Science thesis project on Architecture+Music. Still today, the subject is so relevant to me, and fresh!
Morton Feldman once said: I paint the canvas of time with colors of sound. John Cage may have added: …and silence….
I am happy to announce that two of my photographs have just been published in two separate editions.
On a dreadfully ugly day like today I was delighted to wake up to the world that celebrates a new (but long-in-the-making) architecture of light and human interaction. The main prize in architecture, the Pritzker Prize was awarded yesterday to a Japanese duo of architects SANAA.
1. DESIGN FOR THE MASSES Tomorrow is the last day of the
. This is the first major show on the famous art and design school at MOMA since 1938.
(The slideshow on this website has some beautiful visuals, don’t miss it) This show follows the inspiring
in Northampton, MA held in the fall of 2008 and guest curated by Dr.Karen Koehler, Five College professor of art and architectural history.
Color Study: Squares with Concentric Rings,1913
2. ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT WALLS. If you happen to be in Vienna this winter, don’t miss the
I was particularly drawn to
. This young and extremely talented designer from Israel works with rapid prototyping technology, and in her research combines biomimicking with the design and construction of built environment. This may as well be the language of our not-so-distant future architecture.
Pompidou Center in Paris currently features Alisa Andrasek, one of ‘Transitory Objects’s’ participant’s project
Speaking of Pompidou, the Center as always has an array of amazing shows. Among them, a
, a first show of its kind, where a museum showcases the feminine side of its permanent collection. Around 200 women artists are represented from 20th century to the present day.
And a couple of other shows at the museum I want to mention, one of them still up and running.
3. EYEBALL RE-CUT
- this exposition just closed, but the evocative video collage intro is well worth watching
4. THE PAINTER OF BLACK AND LIGHT
Reminds me of Louise Nevelson’s ‘Queen of the Black Black’ period. Although, while Nevelson went through a number of creative phases, her inspiration and expression growing from color to white, from black to gold, Soulages has always been the ‘king of the black black’.
Check out Artsy's page for Pierre Soulages: https://www.artsy.net/artist/pierre-soulages
Louise Nevelson, Cityscape, 1979
Pierre Soulages, Peinture 324 x 362 cm, 1985 Polyptyque C
Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne