Where is this? Greece? Italy? Paradise?
Sund, Lofoten Islands, Norway
Brazil. One day.
(I am excited to see this! I love this man!!)
James Turrell’s first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist’s groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic architecture—its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space—as one of Turrell’s Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976–). Reorienting visitors’ experiences of the rotunda from above to below, the exhibition gives form to the air and light occupying the museum’s central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist’s career will be displayed in the museum’s Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one-third of a major retrospective exhibition spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Giménez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
James Turrell, Afrum I (White), 1967. Projected light, dimensions variable. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Panza Collection, Gift 92.4175. © James Turrell. Installation view: Singular Forms (sometimes repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, March 5–May 19, 2004. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Paul Auster is reading at PowerHouse Arena Bookstore in about 20 minutes. I can’t go because I have to go find a 6 lb turkey and some marjoram and thyme and whatnot for Thanksgiving. Kind of bummed because I love him and he’s a total babe.
However, Jennifer Egan will also be reading at 7 pm! Go to Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO for Sandy Hates Books, which is a fundraiser for the store that sadly was hit with water damage. See this LINK for more details.
Now off to hunt a turkey.
New Bar Alert in Williamsburg.
Donna, open now.
See NY Times write-up.
Livehoods: New York
“Our research hypothesis is that the character of an urban area is defined not just by the the types of places found there, but also by the people that make it part of their daily life. To explore this idea, we use data from approximately 18 million check-ins collected from the location-based social network foursquare, and apply clustering algorithms to discover the different areas of the city.
We call the resulting areas Livehoods, reflecting the dynamic nature of activity patterns in the lives of city inhabitants. Like neighborhoods, Livehoods are a representation of the organizational structure of the city. However, Livehoods are different from neighborhoods. They give us an on-the-ground view of a city’s structure, helping us reconceptualize the dynamics of a city based on the way people actually use it.”
Visual mapping = awesome. There’s an intrepid-ness about this that I dig. I worked on something similar for work via Batchgeo and had fun with it.