July 31, 2011

sean cheetham: urban realism

in use

black lamb

evil twin


bone amie


656 1/2 tularosa

spoonful of sugar



front door

gretchen and roscoe

all content © sean cheetham

more urban realism
more modern painting

July 30, 2011

jan steele: voices and instruments (2)

side a:

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from the 1975 release on obscure records
lyrics: james joyce and e. e. cummings
performers: jan steele, richard bernas, steve beresford, fred frith, robert wyatt, carla bley
via wfmu.org

more new music

July 29, 2011

john divola: dark star (2)

many thanks to john divola for permission to post these images!

photographs copyright © john divola 2008 all rights reserved

review: john divola at gallery luisotti

more john divola
more art photography
more man and nature

July 28, 2011

rem koolhaas: casa da musica (details)

casa da musica - 2005
porto, portugal
rem koolhaas | OMA architects >projects > casa da musica...


via johan@panoramio.com

casa da musica
copyright © diegoperez74

via amazon.com

exterior details:

image ownership unknown

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interior details:

via case-architects.com

a room
copyright © sam grover

red hall
copyright © sam grover

escaleras metálicas
copyright © diegoperez74

more casa da musica details
rem koolhaas in seattle (details)
more modern architecture

casa da musica slideshow:
flickr 'casa da musica' group pool slideshow [best viewed full size]:

re-posted from 6.29.9

July 27, 2011

dreamscapes: art | architecture | fiction

the pulitzer foundation for the arts 2/11/2011 - august 13, 2011

“as you go through the building, the scenes will change, the mood will change, the fiction will change. if they are subtle enough then you will not think of it as fiction or a story, you will just live it as reality.”
tadao ando, 2000

rene magritte
the active voice 1951

previous three images:
scott burton
rock settee 1988-90

do ho suh
staircase - pulitzer version 2010

previous two images:
kiki smith
pee body 1992

curators at the pulitzer respond to the multiple fictions and experiences of ando’s architecture. art selection and placement are determined by the art’s formal, material, or metaphorical relationship to the architecture. lights are generally turned off because natural light “brings geometry of the space closer to nature. . . is the soul of a space . . . like breath to a body.” the pulitzer’s watercourt allows light to come off the water and through the glass walls so at certain times of day one sees the movement of the water as a reflection inside the space. ando’s architecture “brings life to what is inside it,” and it is the curator’s privilege to work within this living, constantly changing environment.
excerpt, foreward to the exhibition

dreamscapes: curatorial introduction

more from the pulitzer foundation for the arts

July 26, 2011

ziv ayal: allochtonen

allochtonen: definition / discussion

many thanks to ziv ayal for providing the images for this post!
all content copyright © ziv ayal all rights reserved

more at art-allochtoon.com

July 25, 2011

david cousin-marsy: les villes invisibles

all photos copyright © david cousin-marsy all rights reserved
via vue en ville