Sunday, September 28, 2008

All We Need is Art

As our money becomes worthless in the financial bailout of Wall Street, as candidates swing at one another, all barbs and darts, maybe it's time to have an Art break. Today, I heard our deeply loved Icelanders Sigur Ros perform at MOMA. I also saw our friend Kara Walker's latest work in the Sunday New York Times. After the rousing performance last week of Marcia Ball, the answer to our woes is, as I see it, Art and More Art:

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PopRally invites you to a special performance by the celebrated Icelandic band Sigur Rós, in conjunction with the exhibition Take your time: Olafur Eliasson.

Featuring thirty-eight works installed at both MoMA and P.S.1, Take your time explores the highly experimental work of Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments

and large-scale installations elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Iceland. Eliasson’s work recontextualizes elements such as light, water, ice, fog, stone, and moss to create unique situations that shift viewers' perceptions of place and self.

Sigur Rós creates ethereal, transcendent music that often induces a feeling of wonderment—a stirring accompaniment to Eliasson's explorations of space, color, and illumination.

This event includes an exclusive viewing of Take your time,

which closes to the public on June 30.

Special thanks to Grolsch, Reyka Vodka, Fred, and GuS–Grown-up Soda.

Above: Olafur Eliasson. 360° room for all colours. 2002. Stainless steel, projection foil, fluorescent lights, wood, and control unit, 126 x 321 x 321" (320 x 815.3 x 815.3 cm). Private collection. Installation view at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar
Gallery, New York. © 2008 Olafur Eliasson

Above: Sigur Rós, The Museum of Modern Art 2008.
Directed and edited by Jesse Reding Fleming

Above: A Portrait of Sigur Rós, The Museum of Modern Art, June 17, 2008.
By Ruvan Wijesooriya

Then we have Kara's view of Autumn:

Kara Walker:



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