NO Future

Inspired by a letter penned by a concerned citizen. Received at work, in the ”letters from the public” box; that is usually where randomly addressed letters with all kinds of bizarre requests are received, a kind of spam mailbox but with actual pen and paper letters.

A sane citizen’s plea in these insane times. Worth noting that it was sent just a few days before the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

June 6th, 2017

Rain of Light

My title, not the artist’s. The artist left it untitled so I thought, what if I call it ”Rain of Light”, isn’t it more fitting? Presumptuous may be, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it illuminating the stairwell, making it an integral part of the museum rather than a solely utilitarian feature. I instantly thanked myself for choosing to take the stairs instead of the lift.

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Ambience

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
”Untitled” (America), 1994

Twelve light strings, each with forty-two 15-watt lightbulbs and rubber sockets, at the stairwell of The Whitney Museum of American aRt.

September 10th, 2016

No Sex, No City: Miranda

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Steward Uoo
No Sex, No City: Miranda, 2013 (detail)

Polyurethane resin, epoxy, ink, pigment, acrylic paint, wires, cables, clothing, accessories, ferrofluid, razor wire, steel, feathers, human and synthetic hair, makeup, glitter, synthetic eyelashes, maggot cocoons, flies, dust, and other materials

When the unrelated, the unexpected and the repellent get together to form a thing of beauty.

At the Whitney Museum of American Art

September 10th, 2016

Slumped against the pillows

Feeling

…Exhausted…
…Bored…
…Don’t mind me, go ahead…
…Melancholy…
…Wake me up the day after the day after…
…Mellow and relaxed…
…Waisted…
…Pretty fucked up…
…Peaceful…
…Alone, together at last…
…Too old for this…
Happy, tired and excited… (as seen through the humorous eye of Gil. You can check Gil’s funny, happy, tired and excited cartoons on his blog les dessins d’humeur de gil).
……..
(fill in the blanks)

I am the female version of this man, if only for a few minutes on any given day. Except bored – I’m never bored. And haven’t had a hangover in a long-long time.
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Rudolf Singel

Untitled (After Sam), 2005-6
Oil on canvas

The Whitney Museum of American Art

September 10th, 2016

New Yorkers I

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Howard Kanovitz
New Yorkers I, 1965
Acrylic, graphite pencil, fabricated chalk on linen

This painting depicts composer Richard Rodgers who, together with Oscar Hammerstein, co-wrote such legendary Broadway musicals as Oklahoma!, South Pacific and the Sound of Music. Howard Kanovitz based the painting on a newspaper photograph because he was impressed by its low definition quality which suggested an isolation of the figures from their environment. It was the same quality that made me want to capture the detail on the first photo above.

September 10th, 2016 at The Whitney