Friday, March 12, 2010
I know, I know – last Rodarte post for awhile, I promise. Their exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt closes this Sunday though, so New Yorkers: please do as I say, not as I (am unable to) do, and high-tail it up there if you haven't yet done so. For Em and me and everyone else who has not been able to go, here's the next best thing:
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Incredible San Francisco Artists' Soapbox Derby, 1975. , a short film by Amanda Pope, posted by Mike Haeg on Vimeo. [via Swiss Miss]
This would be so fun, either as a participant or a spectator – imagine sitting on the side of the road in a lawn chair and enjoying a refreshing beverage while all of these amazing creations roll by you. 104 artists built 75 cars and 32 trophies. A sponsorship for each car was $250. The artist got $100 of it to use toward materials, and the rest was donated to SF MoMA. After the race, the artists could keep their car or sell it.
Hmmm... we live in a hilly city...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I'm really looking forward to seeing the documentary Modern Views: A Conversation on Northwest Modern Architecture, which debuts next month. Funded by the University of Washington Department of Architecture and produced by studio/216, the film focuses on five architects from the Northwest School whose work adapted European Modernism to the climate and topography of the region.
Modern Views premieres at 6 p.m. on April 19, at the Architecture Hall on the UW campus. (See the trailer here and commence jealous drooling now.) If you miss it on the big screen you can catch encore presentations every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on UW TV, from April 28 – June 2.
Congratulations to The Second Pass, which launched one year ago today!
Pictured above, via a recent post there: the inside cover of David Foster Wallace's annotated copy of John Updike's Rabbit, Run, on view at the Harry Ransom Center.
Visit The Second Pass at thesecondpass.com.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
[ via Refinery 29 ]
An image by Australian photographer Michael Corridore, from the series Angry Black Snake – on display through April 8th at Aperture Gallery in New York. Corridore describes the series thusly:
Angry Black Snake presents specific scenarios where crowds have gathered to participate in and watch various leisure activities and spectacles. I photographed people during moments of excitement and enjoyment as they celebrated the events they had come to experience. I wanted, however, to portray individuals or small groups of people seemingly out of context with their existing environment and the surrounding events, so that the various scenes appear suspended in a dreamlike state, whether pleasant or post-apocalyptic.Aperture is holding an artist's reception this Thursday, March 11th, from 6–8pm. More info about the show at aperture.org. See more images from Angry Black Snake at michaelcorridore.com.