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Mario Ambrosius Curated Guen Inokuma, Léonard Foujita at Gallery in Ginza

May 12th, 2022
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    Mario A curated paintings by Léonard Foujita and Guenichiro Inokuma at Chuo Gallery in Ginza

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    Guen (this is how he signed his art) came to live in Honolulu in the mid 70’s after he suffered a stroke in NYC. He lived in Japan in the Summer and the Winter in Honolulu. Guen became a mentor to my sister Fung-Ching Kelling during his stays in Honolulu.

    (My sister Fung Ching Kelling sitting in front. Fung Lin Hall (myself) on the right of Guen Inokuma)

  • In My Resume (youtube only in Japanese)

    .. Inokuma and Foujita shared a house when they escaped wartime Paris. He talked about how Foujita bought the train tickets at the train station (today Musee d`Orsay) and that he only took a Matisse painting and left everything else in Paris. They stayed in the countryside more than month living in the same house.
    He showed us a special spot that Isamu Noguchi loved on the island of Oahu and showed us the beauty of natural rocks.
    In NY Guen Inokuma (sensei) and his wife Fumiko took my sister and I to Mark Rothko’s apartment and told us what he knew of Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Yoko Ono and Isamu Noguchi were his good friends.

    Painting (via artnet)
    Title : City Composition (3)
    Medium : Oil on Canvas
    Size : 30 x 40 in. / 76.2 x 101.6 cm.
    Year : 1966 –
    Contemporary Japanese Art from the Collection of B.H. Rockefeller

  • Rolling Stones Journalist Ben Fong Torres – See a Documentary of His Life

    May 10th, 2022
  • One of the most captivating documentaries about a journalist I’ve seen in a long while. If you are parents of teenagers, show this film, they can learn important history of America, not just Rock’n Roll.

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    (Ben Fong-Torres (left) and Art Garfunkel (right) mimic a famous album cover)

  • Ben Fong Torres wiki

    He conducted interviews for Rolling Stone of entertainment figures including Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, comedian Steve Martin and Linda Ronstadt’s first cover story in 1975. He also profiled Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney and Rodney Dangerfield. A Fong-Torres interview with Ray Charles was awarded the Deems Taylor Award for Magazine Writing in 1974.

    Fong-Torres was also a rock DJ for San Francisco radio station KSAN-FM in the 1970s. He later hosted a live, weekly entertainment and talk show, Fog City Radio, on NPR affiliate KQED-FM. On television, he is the five-time Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of the Chinese New Year Parade broadcast on KTVU (Fox) in San Francisco.

  • Happy Mother’s Day – 2022

    May 8th, 2022
  • Little Joe Jessica Hausner Sci-fi Plant Horror Drama

    Emily Beecham won the best actress award at Cannes 2019

  • Colin Marshall..

    Jeanne Dielman understands what all the best works of cinema do: implication and occurrence are two different things. Where so many mediocre films deal in visual shorthand that merely suggests to us that certain events have happened, this one has its events actually take place. That this builds their importance far beyond any quick-cut battle for the very future of humanity might point toward an answer to the feminist question: these are domestic duties we’re watching, and the film treats them with a gravity that somehow goes beyond aesthetics. You could call its story tragic, but just by existing it demonstrates an artistic fact that’s sadder than anything going on in its content. By letting its content dictate its form — or rather, by letting its content and form exist in symbiosis — the film achieves what most films could if they did the same. But almost no film does.

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    Jessica Hausner is an Austrian film director and screenwriter.

  • Happy Children’s Day – May 5 2022

    May 5th, 2022

  • (Toshiko D. Hamaoka, Boy’s Festival in May, watercolor, 1945. Depicts koinobori hanging from poles between Tule Lake barracks)

  • Children’s Day in Japan

    Name These Children archive

    The Photographer George Nobechi

    April 30th, 2022
  • George Nobechi – CV

    George Nobechi is a photographer whose work focuses on disconnection, duality and longing. As a bicultural Japanese/Canadian he is simultaneously an insider and outsider in Eastern and Western cultures and it is this “intimate distance” and space in between two cultures that is the unifying thread of his work.

  • See more here George Nobechi – Lens Culture

  • Ukrainian Actor Aleksey Gorbunov in Le Bureau, French TV Series.

    April 24th, 2022

    Aleksey Gorbunov and Sara Giraudeau who played a Seismologist and agent. In the series, she visited Ukraine in an episode from The Bureau.

  • Concert.UA – Alexey Gorbunov

    Alexey Gorbunov is a Ukrainian theater and film actor, musician and People’s Artist of Ukraine. As a musician, Alexey writes albums and performs with the group “Sad pilot”.

  • Oleksiy Gorbunov – his wiki.

    He has been named an Honored Artist of Ukraine (1991) and a People’s Artist of Ukraine (2016).


  • (Aleksey Gorbunov as Mikhail Dmitrievich Karlov, and Mathieu Kassovitz on the right – film still from The Bureau)

  • Aleksey Gorbunov also starred with Emir Kustrica in Spy Thriller “Farewell”

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    RIP Jacques Perrin (July 13, 1941-April 21,2022)

    April 21st, 2022
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    (1977 at Cannes)

    Remembered for Cinema Paradiso, French actor Jacques Perrin died


    Jacques Perrin wiki

    He appeared alongside Claudia Cardinale in the romantic comedy La Ragazza con la valigia and Marcello Mastroianni in Family Diary. He then played several roles in films of Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Truth in 1960) or Mauro Bolognini (Corruption in 1963) and leading roles in four films by Pierre Schoendoerffer : La 317e Section (1965), Le Crabe-tambour (1977), A Captain’s Honor (1982) and Là-haut, un roi au dessus des nuages (2004). He played in two musical movies by Jacques Demy : The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Donkey Skin (1970), both with Catherine Deneuve. He also was the adult Salvatore in the international success Cinema Paradiso.

    In 1966, he won two Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival, for the Italian film Almost a Man and the Spanish film The Search.

    At 27, he created a film production company and produced and acted in Z, directed by Costa-Gavras and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, and Irene Papas. Z received the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 1969.

    He produced Costa-Gavras’s films État de Siège (State of Siege) in 1973 and Section spéciale in 1975. Both had political themes, and as a producer, Perrin continued along this path with a documentary on the Algerian uprising (La guerre d’Algérie) and a film on the Chilean presidency of Salvador Allende (La Spirale). In 1973, Perrin produced the first film by Benoît Lamy, Home Sweet Home in which he starred alongside Claude Jade as his love interest. The movie received 14 international awards.

    In 1976, he produced another Oscar-winning film : La Victoire en chantant (Black and White in Color) by director Jean-Jacques Annaud. A year later, he embarked on Le Désert des Tartares as a producer and an actor, co-starring Trintignant again, but also Max von Sydow, Vittorio Gassman and Philippe Noiret. The film won the Grand Prix du Cinéma Français.

    Adieu Catherine Spaak (3 April 1945 – 17 April 2022)

    April 18th, 2022
  • Adieu Catherine Spaak


    (Catherine Spaak with Vittorio Gassman and Jean Louis Trintignant)
    (Il Sorpasso – directed by Dino Risi)

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    (With Kevin McCarthy in Hotel 1967 movie)

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  • Born in France to a Belgian family, Spaak became famous in Italy as an actress, singer, television presenter and dancer. Two years ago, she had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. For 15 years, she presented Harem on Rai 3 and was the first presenter of the magazine show Forum.

  • Camille Norment, Oslo Based Sound Artist

    April 16th, 2022

    Venice, 27.04.2015. Biennale – Giardini. The artist Camille Norment.

  • Her Studio

  • DIA Projects Camille Norment Plexus Exhibition

  • Adieu Michel Bouquet (6 November 1925 – 13 April 2022)

    April 13th, 2022

  • Michel Bouquet passed away on Maurice Ronet’s birthday (April 13)

    Michel Bouquet BBC Obit

    Michel Bouquet

    He appeared in more than 100 films from 1947 to 2020. He won the Best Actor European Film Award for Toto the Hero in 1991 and two Best Actor Césars for How I Killed My Father (2001) and The Last Mitterrand (2005). He also received the Molière Award for Best Actor for Les côtelettes in 1998, then again for Exit the King in 2005. In 2014, he was awarded the Honorary Molière for the sum of his career. He received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 2018.

  • Pawel Pawlikowski’s Parents & “Cold War”

    April 9th, 2022


  • Making Cold War – How Director’s disaster parents became a love story

    Pawlikowski has been trying to tell the story of his parents’ relationship, in one way or another, since he first started making features after an earlier career as a documentarian, although in the past he’s explored it only in the least obvious, most metaphoric sense. Ida, after all, was about a young Polish nun who discovers she’s actually Jewish. His 2004 feature, My Summer of Love, was about lesbian teenagers in an English boarding school (one of them played by a young Emily Blunt). But, until he had a conversation with his friend Alfonso Cuaron, Pawlikowski was unsure about taking on his parents’ 40-year love story in any literal way. “It was too long and messy,” Pawlikowski says of his trepidations. “I didn’t know if I could tell it the way I wanted to.” Cuaron, though (who has his own autobiographical feature out this year, Roma), pushed him to try.

    Pawel Pawlikowski IMDB

    Criterion – Cold War

    Pawel Pawlikowski his early films in England

    With Cold War nominated for major awards at this year’s Baftas and Oscars, the Polish film-maker talks about returning to his homeland, and how a tumultuous family life has made a mark on his work


    (Closing Ceremony – The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival)

    April 9 – Happy birthday Kristen Stewart!

  • Wittgenstein Plays Chess with Marcel Duchamp

    April 6th, 2022
  • Marjorie Perloff -Marcel Duchamp & Wittgenstein (From Tablet)

    At 90, the poetry critic Marjorie Perloff doesn’t want to analyze verse. She wants to discuss Wittgenstein and Duchamp

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    Network of Stoppages

    (Marjolie Perloff on Wittgenstein and Marcel Duchamp)

    Marjorie: They did have a lot in common. They were almost exact contemporaries, you know—only two years apart. Duchamp was born in 1887, and Wittgenstein was born in 1889. And they both had training in engineering and mathematics. They made equations. There’s Duchamp’s Three Standard Stoppages. That is the key work. I really do think so.

  • Wittgenstein Archive

  • Marcel Duchamp Network of Stoppages – 2018