R.H. Quaytman, Distracting Distance Chapter 16, 2010
What do the children of tech-industry workers think the future will be like? Spoiler alert: it’s pretty grave.
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Don’t drop the Rothko (Winni Wintermeyer).
Read more about SFMOMA’s big move here.
Don’t drop the Rothko, indeed!
Today on SFMOMA’s Open Space blog, Christian Jankowski speaks about his work, Silicon Valley Talks, as part of the exhibition Project Los Altos.
Silicon Valley stands for our time; it has a similar tone to Hollywood or El Dorado—the imagination that already goes with the name “Silicon Valley.” Having a specific context is good for my projects because the context impacts my process—in Silicon Valley TalksI use Los Altos as a kind of atelier, a stage on which to begin a performative work.
Since I often work in existing formats, the idea of the TED talk came naturally. I was really struck, the first time I saw this kind of presentation, by the fact that although one thinks of business as formal, in the realm of the TED talk you see this dude in washed-out jeans, walking up and down on stage, pretending to be super smart and your best friend.
I also wanted to work with the form of the TED talk as something creative, as a template, but not in the way it was originally used. So, I asked the speakers not to talk about their jobs, or anything technologically related but, rather, to talk about topics of humanity and very personal things.
Read more about the work here. Project Los Altos is on view through March 2.
Sarah Stein (left), one of a family of influential art collectors that included her husband, Michael, and his brother and sister Leo and Gertrude Stein, achieved an intimate connection with Henri Matisse. Acting as an early patron, enduring admirer, and close friend to the artist, Matisse purportedly said of Sarah, “She knows my paintings better than I do.”
Matisse arduously worked on this depiction of his friend, before arriving at a painting that some believe reveals Sarah’s true likeness. Sarah, on the other hand, thought she looked “too French.”
Matisse from SFMOMA is now on view.
Learn more about Matisse’s friendship with Sarah Stein by watching this terrific video:
The good life.
We could start an entire new Tumblr just for pics of Dogs + di Suvoro.
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Spark Gap Quasar Field
oil and spray paint on canvas