Archive for August, 2021

Michael Andre – John Cage Shoes Story

Sunday, August 29th, 2021
  • Interview – Michael Andre Talks about his Poetry Photo via

    Michael Andre: Years Skip By Like a Stone Across a Pond

    Michael Andre is a Canadian, poet, critic and editor living in New York City. Andre hosted radio shows in Chicago and New York. He interviewed, published, and occasionally socialized with W. H. Auden and Eugene McCarthy, Beats like Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, John Cage and Andy Warhol.

    Andre is the editor of Unmuzzled OX, an occasional magazine of poetry, art and politics which began in 1971 as a quarterly and has produced 16 volumes. Andre edited and published two books by Gregory Corso, Earth Egg and Writings from OX.

  • Ray Johnson

    John Cage took me to a party for Buckminster Fuller. I was surprised to meet my friend Ellen Burstyn, and introduced her to John. We gabbed until Merce Cunningham arrived. John excused himself. “Who was that?” hissed the Oscar-winning actress. A month later I read in The Times that Burstyn and Cage had hosted a lavish party for Fuller. They forgot to invite me.

    John Cage Shoes blog“>Merce danced in John Cage shoes.

    Happy birthday-Michael Andre

    Michael Andre told me about Benedetta Barzini’s father.

    This is an amazing book
    On page 37
    Beyond Realism
    You Know the details of the kangaroo. – Leonard Cohen.

  • “Starlet” – Sean Baker’s Delightful Early Film

    Thursday, August 26th, 2021
  • Starlet wiki (Starket is currently streaming at Kanopy).

    The film won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Interview at Lincoln Center

    what can you say about Starlet or the dog who plays Starlet?

    [Laughing.] It’s Boonee. B-O-O-N-E-E. He’s literally sleeping next to me at this moment. He’s a wonderful little dog—a rescue from Los Angeles County. He grew up on television sets that I worked on so he’s really comfortable and he could care less about a camera.
    He certainly seems it.
    Yeah. It really came down to two things: One, it was sweltering hot in The Valley so he was lethargic, and two, he really couldn’t care if someone was running around with this big object on their shoulder because he’s seen it so much. He never looked at the camera because he already knew what it was. You would think the boom mic pole would’ve attracted him, but he never cared about it because he had seen it growing up.

    (Happy int’l dog day Aug 26, 2021)

    Dree Hemingway wiki

    She is the daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway, her great grandfather is the author Ernest Hemingway.

  • Besedka J.

    Bedsedka Johnson was a break out star at 84

    Startlet” was her first and final film before she passed away in 2013.

  • Sean Baker’s top 10 at Criterion
    #6 Sean Baker picked Harold and Maude directed by Hal Ashby. He called it a perfect film and obviously a huge influence (Starlet was Baker’s Harold and Maude).

  • Wolfgang Aichner and Thomas Huber – Intervention Art Installation

    Saturday, August 21st, 2021
  • Wolfgang Aichner


  • Installation – Sisy at Woox
    (sisy at woox
    2021 in collaboration with Thomas Huber (GÆG)
    The red boat from passage2011 goes travelling again!
    on top of a factory wall in Jesenik/ Czech Republic)

  • Read the article here.

    German artists drag giant metallic pen through US desert

    Chuck Close (July 5, 1940 – Aug 19, 2021)

    Thursday, August 19th, 2021
  • Self Portrait
    Relief etching on Japanese paper, 100 x 76,2 cm
    (39 x 30 in.), signed and numbered. Edition of 99.

  • See more from his homepage

    RIP Chuck Close (wiki)

  • Fingerprint Paintings by Chuck Close

  • Notes On Chuck Close in Rome – Paris Review

  • The Passing of Korean artist Kim Guiline

    Monday, August 16th, 2021
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  • Kim Guiline
    Photo via Gallery Hyundai

    It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Kim Guiline (1936-2021) who passed away on the 12 August, last Thursday in Paris.
    Kim Guiline, the master of Korean abstract art, consistently pursued awareness of the surface through 50 years his oeuvre. Kim also encouraged spectators to actively participate in his perceptual activities, and suggested the act of looking at the works as a kind of meditation beyond mere encounters with paintings.

    Kim Guiline Painter Dead (Art News)

    Kim Guiline, Korean Artist at Forefront of Monochromatic Painting Movement, Has Died at 85

  • (Title – Poetry of Grid)

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    Art Net – Kim Guiline

    Catching up with “Our Friend” Casey Affleck Interviews – 2021

    Thursday, August 12th, 2021
  • The Oscar winner chats about his involvement in bringing the frontier drama The World To Come to screens, and the fine acting balance his role required.

    Casey Affleck interview (Cowboys & Indians)

  • Casey Affleck Gets Philosophical About Life, Time & The Whole Damn Thing

    Casey Affleck Interview (Haute Living)

  • Brad Pitt
    (Pitt and Casey Affleck from the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Ford)

  • 1) 3 films directed by David Lowery’ Ain’t Them Bodies Saints A Ghost Story and The Old Man and the Gun.
    2) “Gerry” was written by Van Sant, Affleck and Matt Damon.
    3) Dominik saw “Gerry” and cast Affleck for “The Aassassination of the Jesse James and the coward Ford”
    4) Manchester by the sea – Oscar, Golden Globe, Bafta and Critics award. Screen actors guild , Australia, Chicago & others.
    5)Light of my Life – Affleck was the writer, director and an actor.

  • Casey Affleck 1a-casey-affleck-polaroidGUS
    polaroid by Gus Van Sant

    Happy birthday Casey Affleck

    Anri Sala – an Artist from Albania

    Sunday, August 8th, 2021

  • (Anri Sala. No Barragán No Cry. 2002.)

    (Anri Sala The Last Resort, 2017 )

    Finding the words, Anri Sala and Language

    Anri-Sala, Marian Goodman

    Anri Sala was born in 1974 in Tirana, Albania. He lives and works in Berlin,
    Sala’s transformative, time-based works are constructed through multiple relationships between image, architecture and sound, utilizing these as elements to fold, capsize and question experience. His works investigate ruptures in language, syntax, and music in order to validate or invalidate narrative and composition, inviting creative dislocations which generate new interpretations of history, supplanting old fictions with new, less explicit, and less duplicitous ones.

    Les Rendez-Vous de Paris – Eric Rohmer

    Friday, August 6th, 2021
  • The everyday miracles of Eric Rohmer (Mubi Speical)

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    Les Rendez-Vous de Paris


    Review by Janet Maslin

    Eric Rohmer’s “Rendezvous in Paris” is an oasis of contemplative intelligence in the summer movie season, presenting three graceful and elegant parables with the moral agility that distinguishes Rohmer as the Aesop of amour.
    Precise, simple and deeply serious beneath their breezy and seductive surface, these stories enchantingly explore love’s little treacheries and the stubborn immutability of human nature.

    Gego Artist from Venezuela, Drawing without Paper (Aug 1,1912- Sept 17 1994)

    Sunday, August 1st, 2021
  • Gego – Autobiography of a Line (2015)

    After the Betty Parsons exhibition in 1971, Gego did not have a solo exhibition in New York again in her lifetime, and her oeuvre remains largely unexamined in relation to the constellation of international artists of the time. She spent the majority of her later years at her studio in Caracas, working on a series of works called Tejeduras (weavings), which will also be on view in Autobiography of a Line.

    Gego (wiki)

    Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt (1 August 1912 – 17 September 1994), known as Gego, was a modern Venezuelan visual artist.[1] Gego is perhaps best known for her geometric and kinetic sculptures made in the 1960s and 1970s, which she described as “drawings without paper”

    Gego was born on August 1, 1912, 109 years ago.

    MoMa (Scroll down to see 73 works online)

    A leading figure of Venezuelan abstraction of the 1960s and 1970s, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1912, and graduated with a degree in engineering and architecture from the University of Stuttgart in 1938. With the advent of World War II, she migrated to Venezuela, settling in Caracas in 1939.