Archive for July, 2022

Jennifer Bartlett (March 14, 1941 – July 25, 2022)

Thursday, July 28th, 2022
  • Artforum Review- Leaking System by Jennifer Bartlett

    Jennifer Bartlett Obit Artnet

    Artist Jennifer Bartlett, Known for Her Intensive Investigations Into the Possibilities of Painting, Has Died at Age 81

  • Jennifer Bartlett wiki

    Jennifer Losch Bartlett (March 14, 1941 – July 25, 2022) was an American artist. She was known for paintings and prints that combine the system-based aesthetic of conceptual art with the painterly approach of Neo-Expressionism

    In 1983, she married German actor Mathieu Carrière, with whom she had a daughter, Alice; they divorced in the early 1990s.

    MOMA Jennifer Bartlett

    See “At Sea Japan”

    Critic Calvin Tomkins on Jennifer Bartlett

    Brian Hioe – A Taiwanese American Journalist

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

  • Brian Hioe/info

    New Bloom Magazine net/author/Brian Hioe

    Brian Hioe is one of the founding editors of New Bloom. He is a freelance journalist, as well as a translator. A New York native and Taiwanese-American, he has an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and graduated from New York University with majors in History, East Asian Studies, and English Literature. He was Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy from 2017 to 2018.

    Popula com/author/Brian Hioe
    (Read the articles by Brian Hioe here).

    Brian Hioe at Amy Goodman – Pelosi planned Taiwan visit triggers threats.

  • RIP Bob Rafelson (February 21, 1933 – July 23, 2022)

    Monday, July 25th, 2022
  • Jack & Bob

    Rafelson did six films with Jack Nicholson, Head (1968), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Man Trouble (1992), and Blood and Wine (1996).

    Photo via Esquire Interview

    Bob Rafelson Emerges to Reflect on His Feud-and-Brawl-Filled Career (Esquire Interview)

    Hunter S. Thompson was an Aspen neighbor with whom Bob Rafelson would practice shooting using pictures of Richard Nixon.

  • Bob Rafelson wiki

    Rafelson left home at 14 and worked variously as a rodeo rider, a hand on an ocean liner and a jazz musician. He later enrolled at Dartmouth College to study philosophy. He started writing plays in 1953.
    During his military service he was based in Japan where he took up disc-jockeying and subsequently working on films produced by the Shochiku company.

  • (Directed by Bob Rafelson. With Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, and Sami Frey)

  • Aspen honored Bob Rafelson with the life time achievement award and his lost masterwork Mountains on the Moon
    On “Mountains on the Moon” “It’s my best work and it’s my most personal work,” Rafelson said

  • Tours de France Paris Finale 2022

    Sunday, July 24th, 2022
  • Jonas Vingegaard wins Tours de France for 1st time

  • Tours de France 2022 Stage 21 – live updates winner results

  • Pelotons, Protest, best photos from Tour de France 2022 (Guardian Gallery)

  • Claes Oldenburg (January 28, 1929 – July 18, 2022)

    Monday, July 18th, 2022
  • Art in America – Oldenburg and Mouse House

  • (Two pocket sized books – Claes Oldenburg Notes in Hand (spread) and a novel by Harumi Setouchi – photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Widewalls – Claes Oldenburg

    Claes Oldenburg homepage (He shares with his wife Coosje van Bruggen)

  • Ridiculous costume for Police.New York, 1967
    Ball point pen, typewriter. His note below.

    “You must realize cops are just you and I in uniform. Now I propose then a uniform which is ridiculous. When they do the thing they do, they learned to do,
    namely when they do restrain you and they draw the blood – they look ridiculous. As you and and I if caught drawing , draining blood.”
    Artts Magazine (New York) Summer 1967. p 34.
    The costume is shown on a rack, as it might be hung in the station house.

  • Claes Oldenburg wiki

    And more his giant Wikiart Claes Oldenburg sculptures from here .

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    (Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, George Segal, Patty Mucha, and Robert Rauschenberg at George Segal’s New Jersey home, circa 1968)

  • Ai Wei Wei, Arch Installation in Stockholm, ETC.

    Saturday, July 16th, 2022

  • (Ai Weiwei’s Arch Installation Opens in Central Stockholm)



    The artwork was last seen in 2017 in New York, under the arch of the Washington Square Monument, as part of the Good Fences Make Good Neighbors installation. According to the artist, when the piece was first shown, it was about racism and the global refugee crisis caused by regional insecurity. Since then, the artwork has taken on new meanings, just as more crises and conflicts unfurl, like the collective isolation and vulnerability experienced during the pandemic, and more recently, the war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Interview via Inews UK Rwanda Asylum Policy Racism

  • Books that inspire Ai-Wei-Wei
    Existentialism Is a Humanism – Jean-Paul Sartre (1946)
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx (1848)
    The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry (c. 11th – 7th Centuries BC)
    Salt Seller: The Writings of Marcel Duchamp (1973)
    The Classic of Mountains and Seas (c. 4th Century BC)
    Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism – Vladimir Lenin (1917)
    Gypsy Romance – Federico Garcia Lorca (1928)
    Life on the Mississippi – Mark Twain (1883)
    The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again) – Andy Warhol (1975)
    Permanent Record – Edward Snowden (2019)
    Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman (1855)
    The Trial – Franz Kafka (1925)
    Tao Te Ching – Laozi (c. 4th Century BC)
    Philosophical Investigations – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1953)
    A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking (1988)
    Heavenly Questions – Qu Yuan (c. 475 – 221 BC)

  • Ingmar Bergman – Persona , Madame Sade & Magic Lantern

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

  • (Watch it on youtube here.)


    Madame Sade Bergman’s hit production of Yukio Mishima’s play.

    ‘Starkly ascetic regarding the physical effects, yet vibrating with sensibility.’

  • Curious Conundrums of Bergman’s Magic Lantern

    I’m planning, you see, to try to confine myself to the truth. That’s hard for an old, inveterate fantasy martyr and liar who has never hesitated to give truth the form he felt the occasion demanded.

    – Ingmar Bergman, The Magic Lantern

  • The Magic Lantern, Bergman’s
    first autobiography, was a huge-
    revealing and honest piece of
    writing. In general terms, how-
    ever, Bergman’s unparalleled
    successes as a film, theatre
    and television director have
    clearly overshadowed Ingmar
    Bergman the author. Dubious
    as a document, masterful
    as literature, the book had a
    non-chronological structure,
    with altering chapters on child-
    hood, theatre work, the tax
    affair in 1976, marriage crises,
    and encounters with artists like
    Laurence Olivier, Greta Garbo,
    and Herbert von K

    Siah Armajani – Follow This Line

    Saturday, July 9th, 2022
  • Art News – Philadelphia Museum, Siah Armajani Floor

    Siah Armajani wiki

    Siah Armaani The Crime of Hospitality

  • Siah Armajani – Glass front porch for Walter Benjamin

    (Read about Walter Benjamin’s tragic life from previous post)

    Siah Armajani at The Met Breuer press preview of Siah Armajani: Follow This Line February 19, 2019.
    Photo courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.



    Fraught and Fabulous: Art That Shows a Passion for Democracy

  • Theater Visionary Peter Brook dies aged 97

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
  • Guardian Obit – RIP Peter Brook

  • (English theatre and film director Peter Brook was the first person to win the International Ibsen Award, in 2008.)

  • Moderato Cantabile

    This was Peter Brook’s second movie, coming seven years after his first, The Beggar’s Opera (1953); it’s surprising that it seems largely to have dropped off the radar, especially since it brought Moreau the Best Actress award at Cannes that year (shared with Melina Mercouri for Never on Sunday [1960]), with Brook being nominated for the Palme d’Or. It features also an exceptional performance from Belmondo, gloriously miscast and rising to the challenge: instead of his customary extrovert swagger we have here a rendition of great restraint.

  • “They Say Nothing Stays the Same”, Joe Odagiri, C. Doyle collaborated again.

    Saturday, July 2nd, 2022
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    They Say Nothing Stays Same (Aru Sendou no hanashi)

    Odagiri’s somber observations about transition within tradition make for a meditative, rewarding viewing experience.
    Ten years after his debut feature, Looking for Cherry Blossoms (2009), actor-turned-director Joe Odagiri‘s belated follow-up, They Say Nothing Stays the Same, was selected in a sidebar of 2019’s Venice Film Festival.

    Joe Odagiri

    photo by Masatoshi Nagase

    Immunodeficiency – MUBI (See photos of Chris Doyle, Tilda Swinton and Joe Odagiri.. future project?)

  • As an actor Odagiri joe was directed by Kim Ki Duk, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Hirokazu Koreeda.