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Infectiously Playful – Anthony Caro on the Roof of the Metropolitan

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 30 April 2011

Anthony Caro, Early One Morning (1962) Painted steel and aluminium

Ken Johnson has written “On the Met’s Roof Garden, Sculpture at Play”, an article in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at the venerable Bristish sculptor Anthony Caro, his ebullient, “anything-is-possible” sculptures of the early 1960s, of which the above “Early One Morning” (1962) is certainly a wonderful example, and the exhibition on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New York entitled “Anthony Caro on the Roof” (through 30 October at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; (212) 535-7710;  Johnson writes of the, perhaps thwarting, effects of art critic Clement Greenberg‘s hyperbolic praise on Caro’s work after the mid-1960s, and laments the fact that work such as “Early One Morning“, above, are not included in the Met’s show.  Happily, what Johnson terms Caro’s “break-out” sculpture, “Midday“, below, is part of the show.  Its gleaming taxi-cab yellow should be right at home in the blaring, dynamic wonder that is New York City.

Here’s an excerpt from what the Metropolitan says about the exhibition:

Sculptures by Anthony Caro (b. 1924)—who is considered the most influential and prolific British sculptor of his generation and a key figure in the development of modernist sculpture over the last sixty years—are featured in the 2011 installation on The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The installation includes a selection of sculpture in steel, painted and unpainted, spanning the artist’s career to date and highlighting principal aspects of his long career: engagement with form in space, dialogue between sculpture and architecture, and creation of new, abstract analogies for the human figure and landscape.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first exhibition of steel sculpture by the artist, who lives and works in London. The large-scale works on view this summer are Midday, 1960 (Museum of Modern Art, New York), After Summer, 1968 (Collection of Audrey and David Mirvish, Toronto), Odalisque, 1984 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Blazon, 1987–90 (Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York and Annely Juda Fine Art, London), and End Up, 2010 (Collection of the artist, courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York). The installation is situated in the Museum’s dramatic open-air space offering unparalleled views of Central Park and the New York City skyline.

“Midday”, Anthony Caro, 1960, included in the rooftop exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

image: top, © Barford Sculptures Ltd/Tate, London 2009/; bottom, Anthony Caro/

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Facebook “Fans” to Disappear

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 1 April 2010

From the Great Depression Through the Great Recession: A Brief History of Marketing

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David Berkowitz has written an article entitled “Facebook Gives ‘Like’ More Love, ‘Fans’ the Boot” in Advertising Age (online) discussing ways of looking at Facebook’s upcoming elimination of the “Fan” designation in favor of a, rather differently perceived, “Like”.  How deep is your love?

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Engage In A Richer Narrative, Immerse Yourself In Other Worlds

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 22 November 2009

Our title, paraphrased from Jeff Gomez’ paraphrasing of  Henry Jenkins in Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, as included in Nick de la Mare’s article “The Power of Transmedia Experiences – Another approach to knitting narratives together” in Creativity (online), (phew!), is not really anything new to artists, and seemingly not that new to media “creative” types (read advertising, PR and other marketing communications ilks), either.  That doesn’t mean that it’s not interesting; it is.  It’s essentially what “multi-media art” has been about for, well, forever.

De la Mare’s take on it makes it all, naturally enough, more easily discussed, designed, manipulated, produced and, in the end, billed to clients (the cost of which will be included in the products these “clients” sell, and so, in the products we buy from them, meaning everything we buy).  The technology is here (or there), or most of it is, and our collective technology/media behavior is certainly about up to par.  So, in the probably not particularly distant future, we will no longer see a TV show made into a movie made into a video game with all of the associated products (t-shirts, and all that) developed along the way.  What we will see, it seems, is the use of each of these media to tell their part of the story in their own quintessential way thus, in the end, offering us the aforementioned “richer narrative” and the, no doubt refreshing, opportunity to “immerse ourselves in other worlds”.

So churns the minds of those whose mission, so critical in this time of global economic crisis, is to motivate us to buy more things.  Rest assured, the future is in good hands.

However, and honestly, the simplicity of tone and “terminology” in the article offers perhaps a less abiguous way to look at and discuss the idea of “transmedia experience” as distinct from “multimedia experience”, and that’s nice.  Isn’t it.

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A word at the top of the page…

Posted by the editors on Monday, 14 September 2009

NII logo aNothing Is Invisible looks at everything.  What is culture, anyway?  From art to science, from marketing to love, from a desire to learn, share, think, feel, act.  Please, if you’re at all inclined, join us or at least let us know what you think.

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