Eliot Spitzer accomplished much during his political career in New York, both as attorney general and as governor. He fought with determination for consumers’ right, investigated corporate abuse and corruption and took a firm stand against the excessive greed of Wall Street. He triumphed in many areas previously ignored, so it is a pity then [...]
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Danspace Project presented choreographer DD Dorvillier’s 2005 piece No Charge or “freedom is a psycho-kinetic skill” over the weekend. The space, in Saint Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, isn’t your typical dance space. In an oversized, hollowed-out nave, a white floor and floating wall have been constructed to create a stage. Immediately apparent in the choreography, use [...]
Alan Del Rio Ortiz recently directed a light enfused Super 8 video called Automobile for Gospel Music that has me missing summer. Camera Obscura’s Trayanne Campbell sings some of the vocals. I got to know Alan while working with him for Thisartist.tv last June, and I really admire his precision in capturing whimsy – like [...]
London’s newest cultural institutionThe Museum of Everything opened its third exhibit this week. The museum is based on the idea that self-taught, unintentional, anonymous curators would be able to showcase obscure folk, marginal and non-traditional art. The first exhibit featured 500 pieces by 100 artists, with essays by Ed Ruscha, Annette Messager, Jarvis Cocker, Pete [...]
National Geographic has a series of videos on their site called Unlikely Animal Friends. It’s what it sounds like: animals you would never imagine together and the stories of how they have become friends. A dog and an orangutan who swim together, a lioness who adopts an antelope cub, a kitten and a crow who [...]
Santiago Mostyn’s solo show, The Symapthizer!, is opening tonight at Capricious. An installation based on his travels in Western Norway, the opening will feature hourly performances by Karen Skog Orkester, a Norwegian sound orchestra. The Sympathizer! opens Friday, Oct 15, 7-9 pm at Capricious Space, 103 Broadway, Brooklyn. The exhibition runs through Nov 13.
Another one for tonight! Creatures of Comfort is hosting the release for Children of Nepal’s book, Signs & Voices. With a workshop by Peter Sutherland and Maia Ruth Lee, music by Cool Calm Pete and candy from Papabubble, this shouldn’t be missed. Opening is Wednesday, October 13 from 7-9 pm at 205 Mulberry St. Click “Read [...]
Our friends at End of Century, a new clothing store on the LES, are having an opening tonight,Wednesday, October 13. It’s from 7 – 10 pm at 175 Rivington St. Cocktails by Lillet. Rsvp@endofcenturynyc.com. See you then.
The Future of the City: this is the motto of the carmaker, Smart, and the six New York City magazines who have joined forces to design “great things” – in the literal sense of the word. Take a look behind the scenes and hear what the artists themselves have to say about the project. The murals [...]
My friend Thomas Lemut has handwriting so minuscule and so delicate that I don’t know how he can even read it. I certainly can’t. He has words tattooed around his arm and the letters look like lines, almost too small to see. He carries that same kind of micro vision into his work as a [...]