[A note from Cecilia: This is a very late review as the Biennale is closing in November. I went in May but have been very busy working on a book. I am resuming my postings here and will do so as often as I can. There are many things I want to write about: shows and artists from Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and lots of other places, not to mention new experiments in neurobiology that may explain artistic expressions and creativity] Read More »
Posts Categorized: Essays
Alfred Barr, the legendary founding director of MoMA has Read More »
Robert Smithson, Dead Tree, 1969 (Destroyed. Reconstruction at the 2015 Venice Biennale). *
‘“When you look at the issues facing society now – whether it’s health care, climate change, terrorism, energy – these are the kids who have the most potential to solve these problems,” says David Lubinski, professor of psychology in Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. “These are the kids we’d do well to bet on.”’
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Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI, Rome). Image from Another Something & Co.
During one of her early Read More »
Water Lily Pond (1917) Claude Monet (1840-1926) *
Harvard University announced in late January of this year a major revision to Read More »
It’s actually an excellent movie, a suspense thriller about a Google-type Read More »
Ellsworth Kelly, White Relief over White (2003)
What is this?
Two white, shaped-canvas panels joined and hanging on the wall – which one is the Read More »
What exactly is consciousness?
There is a bonobo (a near relative of chimpanzees and our own close cousin) that in his lifetime learned Read More »
Lord David Cecil? I hadn’t heard Read More »
Reclining Figure (For Rome,2013)
I’d like [visitors] to have a window into the studio and feel an ambition about what sculpture can be, feel the energy, both positively and negatively…these are the things I am trying to do without irony or anything hidden.
The British-born, Los Angeles-based sculptor Thomas Houseago has just come Read More »