Opening this weekend at MOMA is a major monographic museum exhibition of works by Bruce Conner. ‘It’s All True’ surveys the late artist’s 50-year career with over 250 objects from film to painting to performance. One of the foremost American artists of the postwar era, Conner touched on various themes of American society following WWII, from the rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. It’s because of this legendary picture that Conner made it to “Image of the day”. The film still from CROSSROADS (1976) comes from a daring film in which Conner epitomizes the horror and fascination with nuclear bombs, as well as with the capacity of art and cinema to create a powerful record of death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. For their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958) and CROSSROADS (1976) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema. Connor’s exhibition runs from this Sunday July 3 2016 until October 2.
Peas with goat cheese snow at Souvenir in Ieper. 2015 has kicked off, but it happens these days that I think back about the things that were great last year. What better than have a scroll trough all my Instagram posts of 2014 and take a trip trough memory lane…. I must admit, looking at these moments, it was a good year. Why not share the best of my Instagram memories? I went trough all the great trips I made last year, the restaurants I visited, the wonderful work collaborations and the unforgettable art shows and exhibitions I went to. Here they are. It’s a selection, a best of.
The streets of New York City, well known from visit visits, various movies and TV shows, are lined with loads of a abandoned, discarded domestic stuff. Think used furniture, books, plants, toys and tiles. Photographer Justin Bettman and Brooklyn-based prop stylist Gozde Eker have been inspired by these seemingly random objects and used them to create poetic, fun scenes, crafted entirely from unwanted materials they found abandoned on the sidewalks. Bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms are built with wallpaper, tables, posters and assorted props, each which seek to tell the story of the family, couple or single inhabitants that are meant to reside in the spaces.
It’s been a while since I posted something on one of my favorite items on the blog: the “image of the day”. This item should be one that pops up on regular bases, but damn, it’s been so busy lately … But, this one was too nice to let go. The image of today is an off-the-grid houseboat/urban sustainability laboratory that’s can be spotted nowadays in one of America’s filthiest waterways: Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal.