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"There are two ways to traverse the thrilling survey of Willem de Kooning's paintings at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea: forward and backward. Both are rewarding, but backward is encouraged.".
- selma 4-30-2004 6:29 pm [link] [1 comment]

"Creative life may be flourishing in widely different ways across Europe, but the most common cultural link across the region now is a devotion to American popular culture in the form of movies, television and music." This is what Alan Riding has to say, I am not sure I agree (or do I fear what if he is right?)
Also, see his list of "leading living artists" per country (top of page 2) Nytimes, April 26.

- selma 4-27-2004 7:08 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

The opening of Sonic Forest ’04 by artist Christopher Janney: an enticing grove of 16 aluminum “electronic trees” that rustle, sing, whisper and sometimes “dance” in response to people’s movements. To celebrate the opening, legendary dancer-choreographer Sara Rudner will perform in the grove with colleagues to set Sonic Forest ’04 into action.

Friday, April 23, 2004
6 p.m.

Union Square Park
Union Square West near 14th Street

- selma 4-21-2004 5:36 pm [link] [2 comments]

"P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center announces the launch of the world’s first internet art radio station."
- selma 4-19-2004 10:55 pm [link] [add a comment]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York
April 6, 2004–July 25, 2004

The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery, 1st floor

This exhibition documents the evolution of the widely anticipated outdoor work of art The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979–2005, conceived by the husband-and-wife collaborators Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Scheduled for presentation during 16 days in February 2005, the completed project will consist of 7,500 saffron-colored gates set up at 12-foot intervals along 23 miles of pedestrian walkways that lace New York's Central Park.

Mr. Wilson, I wonder - knowing you spend a great deal of time in the Park - what you might think of this project? (if you have posted on this already, my apologies).
- selma 4-12-2004 11:58 pm [link] [7 comments]

went to see the fall last night at maxwells. saw nickas there but not uglow. they did a cover of frankie vali's song "walk like a man." my first fall show. last punk band standing . actually he wasnt standing because of a broken foot he sat and entered/exited on crutches. best back up band in years, but mark e smith seams a lil broken down.

- bill 4-11-2004 7:26 pm [link] [add a comment]