Archive for March, 2020

Take a Contemporary Art Trip with Nina Beier

Monday, March 30th, 2020
  • Nina Beier – Metro Pictures

    Croy Nielsen Showing Nina Beier

    Standard Oslo, Nina Beier Works

  • (Thanks to Marlene Sharoff)

    Nina Beier

    Posted by Marlene Sarroff on Monday, March 30, 2020

    ARTIST: Nina Beier, “Empire” 2019
    Nina Beier tackles some messy copies and creates some others herself. Pieces of collectable porcelain dinnerware inhabit birdcages that imitate man-made architecture. Installed on the gallery’s parquet flooring, the antique china doesn’t seem out of place in this formerly domestic space. Each hand-painted plate or vessel belongs to a series called Empire that was produced by Royal Copenhagen. Porcelain ceramics imported from China became coveted status symbols in Europe as early as the 14th century. They were quickly and widely copied, yet European craftspeople couldn’t match the quality of Chinese exports for another nearly 400 years.

    By placing things into an uneasy state of cohabitation, Beier causes them to become more honestly themselves – as if an exhibition could also be group therapy for wayward commodities. Whether this is the case for the art dealer surrounded by paintings of himself is harder to say, but the short circuiting of the dynamic between a gallerist and the works they exhibit reveals something interesting about the machinations of art.
    Excerpt: – Patrick Armstrong

    Dirk Bogarde directed by Visconti in Death in Venice

    Saturday, March 28th, 2020

  • ( Dirk Bogarde and Marisa Berenson- film still from Death in Venice)

    The Horror of Contact: Understanding Cholera in Mann’s Death in Venice

    Thomas Mann’s novella, Death in Venice (Der Tod in Venedig) was published in 1912, and written during a time when cholera as a fatal disease had made its presence felt in Italy in 1911 and caused a series of fatalities.

    Born on March 28, 1921,Dirk Bogarde, Actor, Writer, Artist & Gardener (See more photos here)

    Dirk Bogarde. .. actor/writer.. gardener – most admirable for courage and honesty.. J. Losey said his career was revived by teaming up with Bogarde.. The Servant & The Accident (Harold Pinter script)..Dirk B won Bafta with Darling (he was superb).. Providence (Alain Resnais) He persuaded Charlotte Rampling to do the Night Porter (Liliana Cavani).. he liked danger & taboo subjects..Despair (Fassbinder).. Death in Venice (Visconti).. his last film was Daddy Nostalgia (w..Jane Birkin directed by Bertrand Tavernier..

  • Although at least two portrait drawings by his father were exhibited in Dirk’s lifetime, it is thought that he sat only once for an official study.

    COVID-19 Claims Playwright Terrence McNally

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020
  • Multiple Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally dies at 81



    Terrence McNally

    His plays and musicals explored how people connect — or fail to. With wit and thoughtfulness, he tackled the strains in families, war, and relationships and probed the spark and costs of creativity. He was an openly gay writer who wrote about homophobia, love and AIDS.

    “I like to work with people who are a lot more talented and smarter than me, who make fewer mistakes than I do, and who can call me out when I do something lazy,” he told LA Stage Times in 2013. “A lot of people stop

  • Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in Frankie and Johnny

  • 10 favorite books
    (Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette is in the list)

    RIP Maurice Berger, Critic, Curator & Author of White Lies

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
  • Critic, Curator Maurice Berger(Artnet)

    Art Critic and Curator Maurice Berger, Whose Prescient Work Addressed Representations of Race, Has Died of COVID-19 at Age 63
    The influential writer was the author of books including ‘White Lies’ and ‘For All the World to See.’

    Maurice Berger poses in the “For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” exhibit in the National Museum of African American History and Culture Gallery of the Smithsonian’s American History Museum July 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit, which focuses on the power of visual media, is on display to November 27 and is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland and the National Museum of African American History and Culture


    Akira Kurosawa – Red Beard

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020

  • Red Beard, Mifune played a good doctor.
    The last time Toshiro Mifune and Kurosawa worked together. The film took one year to make.

  • Akira Kurosawa left us 20 years ago, on Sept 6, 1998.Here is a great bio site..

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  • (Throne of Blood)

  • (Idiot – based on Dostoevsky – 1951, Masayuki Mori, Setsuko Hara and Toshiro Mifune)

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    Yoshiko Yamaguchi and Mifune Toshiro from Scandal directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    (A very funny photo – the dude on the right looks like Henry Miller )

    Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa (made history with Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Ikiru)

    42 Choreographers , One Dance

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020

  • Dancing Voices Meredith Monk (previous post)

  • Literature for a Lockdown

  • Staying Alive, Mask & How To Wash Hands

    Friday, March 13th, 2020

  • Carnivale Mask (sold in Venice)

  • Renate Buser was ahead of timerenate1
    showing how to wash hands in 2008.

  • Garlic and Ginger – G Theory

    (photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Garlic & Ginger..the two spices that grace the oriental cooking. In contrast to other theories which circulate in the world today, They are constructive without being overly critical. They deliver the essentail services of being pungent and relevant. Unlike the Russian constructivist, the origin of this theory is ancient and anonymous. The subscribers to this theory are seldom arrogant, and their work is
    understood and appreciated by all.

  • TP Meditation I~digital image by Fung Lin Hall
    TP Meditation II digital image by Fung Lin Hall

    TP Meditation IIIdigital image by Fung Lin Hall

    Humans are the only creatures who use toilet paper – and what a nightmare!! (Don’t know who designed this paper toilet site.)

  • RIP Max Von Sydow – His films with Ingmar Bergman & Beyond

    Monday, March 9th, 2020
  • Max Von Sydow Dies aged 90
    (See his life in pictures slide show)

    Best Intentions – Max Von Sydow played Ingmar Bergman’s grandfather. (Directed by Bille August, scripted by Ingmar Bergman, won Palm d’Or at Cannes)

    Max Von Sydow became a French citizen in 2002. He has appeared in many films in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish (via wiki)

  • Max Von Sydow in Citizen X

  • The Greatest Actor Alive, Terrence Rafferty-2015

  • Max Von Sydow as Knut Hamsun

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    Max Von Sydow – photo by Julian Schnabel

    (Brilliant casting of Max Von Sydow in “Diving Bell and Butterfly” by Julian Schnabel)

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    They made 13 films together.

    Max Von Sydow at 80

  • Happy Int’l Women’s Day

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020

  • (Lena Olin and Juliette Binoche from the Unbearable Lightness of Being)

  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Megan Rapino

  • Vogue 2019
    (Greta Thunberg)
    (“School strike for the climate” the sign said.)

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    Carla Fernandez

  • Elvis with Takamine Hideko and Minamida Yoko.

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • Toni Morrison here.

  • Carla Herrera Prats

  • RIP McCoy Tyner (December 11, 1938 – March 6, 2020)

    Friday, March 6th, 2020

  • McCoy Tyner (December 11, 1938 – March 6, 2020)

    McCoy Tyner Jazz Pianist dead (Rolling Stone)

    McCoy Tyner, Jazz Pianist Who Anchored John Coltrane’s Legendary Quartet, Dead at 81

    Musician’s bluesy, muscular approach made him one of the most influential pianists of the past six decades

  • Official Secrets, Starring Keira Knightley & Ralph Fiennes

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
  • Official Secrets

    Official Secrets Review

    Knightley gives a sympathetic performance as Iraq war whistleblower Katharine Gun in this shrewd and relevant spy drama
    Keira Knightley: ‘Iraq was the first time I’d been politically engaged’

  • 1richard-hamiltonBlair
    (Shock and Awe)
    Portrait of Tony Blair by Richard Hamilton Brit-Pop Visionary

    RIP James Lipton, His interview with Jeanne Moreau

    Monday, March 2nd, 2020

  • (photo via)
    Brad Pitt interview here

    James Lipton died, Celebrity Reactions

  • (James Lipton was in Paris to interview Jeanne Moreau)

  • Links to Actors Studio – Full Episodes