Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Art: Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum: From the Brooklyn Museum: “Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary, the exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.
The exhibition chronicles the period in Haring’s career from his arrival in New York City through the years when he started his studio practice and began making public and political art on the city streets..” Essential, obviously.
Through July 8, 2012, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor at the Brooklyn Museum.
Nothing Is Invisible: Contact
Posted in Art, Drawing, Exhibitions, General, Museum & Gallery Shows, Museums, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible, painting, Printmaking, video | Tagged: Art, Brooklyn Museum, Collection Keith Haring Foundation, Exhibitions, Keith Haring, Keith Haring Foundation, Keith Haring: 1978-1982, Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum, Morris A and Meyer Schapiro Wing, Museum & Gallery Shows, New York, New York City, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible | Leave a Comment »
Posted by the editors on Thursday, 22 March 2012
Arts: Damien Hirst’s official website has now launched: “The official website for the British artist Damien Hirst has now launched. Visit damienhirst.com to browse a selection of over 250 major artworks. Taken from a wide cross-section of the artist’s most important series, the websites Catalogue of Work spans 31 years and will be added to every month.
As well as an extensive resource on Hirst’s work, damienhirst.com will enable visitors to keep up to date on his latest projects and exhibitions, including Tate Modern’s forthcoming retrospective — the first to be held in Britain. The site also provides a unique view into Hirst’s studio practise by way of a live video stream.”
image: Damien Hirst; text: Other Criteria
Nothing Is Invisible : Contact
Posted in Art, Conceptual Art, culture, Exhibitions, General, Installations, Internet, Links, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible, painting, sculpture, video | Tagged: Art, Artists' Websites, Damien Hirst, damienhirst.com, Exhibitions, Internet, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible, Other Criteria, painting, sculpture, video, Websites | Leave a Comment »
Posted by the editors on Saturday, 18 February 2012
Books: Started Early, Took My Dog (2010) by Kate Atkinson (Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995), Human Croquet (1997)). This crime novel, part thoughtful travelogue, of loves and losses, follows semi-retired private investigator Jackson Brodie as he attempts to trace, through the good, bad old days and the precariously, obliquely good, bad new days, the origins of a client, adopted a young age. More than touching on a diversity of themes: of adoption, of dogs that belonged to women, of shockingly, rashly, bought children, of kidnapped, history-less children, of forcibly orphaned children; of adaptation to ever-changing circumstances, and glimpses of true, and erroneous, self-knowledge; confusion of names; childhood, the good, and, so often, the bad, the thwarted, the difficult and the ugly; parents and children and families in all their stifled hope, errors, lies, and miscommunications; not to mention inspiring, uplifting, dark and hopeful poetry; and of course, crime, with its police, private investigators, cover-ups, murders, power and money. Sounds like a lot? It is. But with Atkinson’s deft, even tender touch, and her sensitive portrayals, Started Early, Took My Dog, is an easy, captivating novel, and a very agreeable, if at times brutal, read. (PR)
We recommend that you buy your books. Have a great personal library.. Here’s a link to amazon.com:
top image: The Guardian
Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, General, Literature, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible | Tagged: 2010, amazon.com, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Book Reviews, books, British Novels, British Writers, Crime Novels, fiction, Human Croquet, Kate Atkinson, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible, Novels, PR, Started Early Took My Dog, The Guardian, Wikipedia | 1 Comment »
Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Movies: Kiss the Girls (1997) Directed by Gary Fleder, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, with a screenplay by David Klass based on the novel Kiss the Girls by James Patterson. Morgan Freeman is excellent in his portrayal of a police forensic psychologist detective, full of calm, effective determination and Ashley Judd, as a surgeon, is vibrant, complex and very good, indeed. Unfortunately, Freeman and Judd are the only two positive points in Kiss the Girls, an overly complicated thriller, with clear overtones of The Silence of the Lambs. With poor acting on the part of the rest of the cast, and a poorly written screenplay with a prominent lack of character development, Kiss the Girls received a largely negative critical reception. Nevertheless, for fans of Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, Kiss the Girls may be worth watching, though it leaves one wishing that the film around them was worthy of their participation. (PR)
See our post on the film Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
We recommend that you buy your DVDs. Have a great personal film library.. Here are links to amazon.com (Amazon Instant Video, DVDs, and Blu-ray Disks, in that order, when available):
top image: Wikipedia
Posted in Blu-ray Disks, DVDs, film, Film Reviews, General, Movies | Tagged: 1997, amazon instant video, amazon.com, Ashley Judd, Blu-ray Disks, David Klass, DVDs, film, Film Reviews, Gary Fleder, Invictus, James Patterson, Kiss the Girls, Kiss the Girls (novel), Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, movies, Nothing Is Invisible, nothingisinvisible, PR, The Silence of the Lambs, Thrillers, Wikipedia | Leave a Comment »