Journal (01.07.2015): Zero at Guggenheim / Cooper Hewitt Museum / Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery at the Frick / Dardennes’ Two Days, One Night /

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Journal (01.07.2015): Zero at Guggenheim / Cooper Hewitt Museum / Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery at the Frick / Dardennes’ Two Days, One Night /

Zero:

a good answer to a bad question (the ontology of painting) / insistence on the Renascence rectangle / standout: Otto Pienne’s Venus was made of two inflatable balls, about the height of a person, the black one inside the transparent one.  They inflated and deflated at opposite times and sometimes together.  Like breathing, like an animal.  Beautiful. /  Günter Uecker had two standouts: the Irked Sand Mill, which drew and erased itself in the sand, and the Dancer (an answer to the Vagina Dentata?)

http://www.zerofoundation.de/uploads/tx_zeroslider/Geisselmuehle_Uecker_Guenther_1930_738ad5b1.jpg

http://www.benshimolarte.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Screenshot-2014-10-20-13.58.20.png

Cooper Hewitt:

the most Kantian Sublime image of the day: NASA high definition live images of the sun (and a tiny spec to represent the size of earth).  Constant explosions in a sea of fire. Terrifying, marvelous.

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Marisol at El Museo:

kitsch, interesting, alive.
http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/scottish/checklist

Frick:

I love Watteau: the melancholy of Proust, of The Rules of the Game, of a society that is the light of dead stars / what an amazing Botticelli!  One of my favorites of his.  Seeing it in person changes it.  An amazing still life on the foreground: at left a bush of blue flowers on a background that is pink and green.  A supremely poetical color arrangement.  Made me think of Volpi. / The Velasquez is a witch’s scene disguised as an everyday moment.  Very mysterious.  The egg is the the same than Clarice Lispector contemplated. /

http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/scottish/checklist

Two Days, One Night:

exemplary case of Marxist capitalist alienation.  What makes one a person are interpersonal relationships.

 

This was a very good Wednesday.