One way to think of this is that Richard Serra's consistently awe-evoking, maximalist sculpture and your response to it is a kind of microcosm of the critique leveled against cold, agonistic, divorced-from-political-realities modernism and modernism's eventual usurpation by post-modern work that quite intentionally confronts the viewer with the detritus and traces of human life (and with the artifice of making work for cultural consumption).
In other words, your response, clear and convincing, is part of a larger discursive and historical shift away from awe, respect for "mastery", and corollary attitudes towards, I would suggest, an appreciation for story, for objects that provoke relations that carry on after the experience, for an indication of a human pulse and a desire for a recognition of our own presence as viewers.
I just do not like this woman. she is not very attractive and her voice is far from it as well. In each role I've seen of her, she acts whiny and annoying and I can never bring myself to call her funny. There is a reason why this woman was canned from SNL after 1 season. She's a hack.
Agreed that there is a big difference in pole dance fitness and the more vulgar types of poledance. For exercise it's really great. Try www.poledancingclasseshq.net to get some start up help.
You know things come and go, Italy had its Renaissance and Paris had its 19th Century on into Picasso and Duchamp, New York had its AbX, Pop, Minimal, Conceptual. It's almost as if one has to subscribe to a rise and fall theory of art. If not, then the conversation shifts to different expectations, like just being able to sustain a career in the field you love. Nothing wrong with that.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that people are beginning to study the effects of it on our sex lives. which is committed to abstaining from porn and masturbation,has helped researchers open the door to a better understanding of the effects of pornography on our lives.
This list is a joke for a number of reasons, but mainly for no mention of The Gate, the first craft beer bar opened in Brooklyn back in 1997, long before the many posers and pretenders jumped on the microbrew bandwagon, and still going strong today.
The film is weighed down by it's own pathos and sense of 'great story telling'. I live in London and have kind of watched Steve Mcqueen's career grow. I thought Hunger was a good film about the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, but that guy was a terrorist?? Should we therefore have told a story to 'glorify' the London 7/7 bombersif any of those idiots had survived?????
Anyway, I digress from the subject of 12 Year's.....i'm not sure whether I saw such a 'great' movie either. At best, I would say it's a fair enough film, but to give it Oscar category plaudits is surely way off the mark. It reminds me of the hyperbole concerning that other truly awful film made by another extremely average film maker, Danny Boyle,....yes that total load of nonsense Slumdog Millionaire.
It is plainly obvious that there is a pervading agenda which the Hollywood fraternity are trying to follow, by allowing middle of the road directors who choose to make films which have a 'racial' slant which will thus attract sympathetic reviews and garner large audience figures because the story portrayed tugs at our heart strings and emotions. This film was NOT about slavery, but more about a free man being robbed of his freedom. In a sense Northrup's experience is almost 'sanitized' by Mcqueen, because he does NOT deserve to be where he is. What a major flaw that is!!!!!!????? I mean ALL of the people who were enslaved didn't deserve to be there either! That is why this film fails.....it tugs at our heart strings, attempts us to feel guilty, without any real thought going into the whole aspect of what Slavery entailed....so this is an Oscar charade...all smoke and mirrors......As one reviewer correctly asserts, women being torn of their children
A deeply flawed film which almost suggests that Mcqueen tried to make the film before he even read the book.
One to put in the 'not so good..... over hyped film' collection.
I love Woody Allen, and at the same time, I can believe that he is out of his mind, and a perv...the source I base that negative on in the memoir from the '90's by their kids' nanny, called 'Mia and Woody' (sorry, it might be 'Woody and Mia', and I can't recall the author's name, but it was really convincing in terms of reporting the alleged abuse, at close range)...my other source is the photo that is at the top of the article here, and EVERY photo I've ever seen of Woody with baby Dylan, or even "growing-up" Dylan: she is ALWAYS miserable, crying or about to cry, at the very least visibly unhappy. There has to be a reason for that, don't you think?
I've hated this commercial since it first aired. Makes us women seem so childish and trivial.
People are beginning to study the effects of it on our sex lives, which is committed to
abstaining from porn and masturbation,has helped researchers open the door to a better understanding of the effects of pornography on our lives.
Why bother with this place. Big, corporate, Republican Whole Foods trying to act trendy and drawing upon uninformed and apathetic newer white residents to gorge themselves on the shores of the fecal waves of the turbid & befouled Gowanus canal. There is literally untreated sewage dispersed into the canal there, mere feet from that Whole Foods location there and your salivating mouth.
Okay, we already know that the demographic Whole Foods is pursuing here is the yuppie/hipster dollar, white people who are so rich or their parents are so rich that the significance of avoiding & staying away from Whole Foods is completely lost on them.
Not only is Whole Foods a huge supporter of every right-wing cause, the owner being a staunch lifelong Texan Republican, but Whole Foods also greased local councilmen, Brad Blander and Dull de Blahsio before him, in order to gain access to this location, which was zoned for two spots and was zoned for manufacturing, and not for retail, a completely illegal rezoning engineered and arranged by real estate lapdogs Blander and Dull Blasio. This was orchestrated by political and real estate high level collusion of the ugliest kind, even with most local residents protesting the collusion by the local councilmen - dull Blasio then rewarded with being "elected" mayor. Nasty stuff. Look into the way modern centrist Democrats use neo-liberal economic tactics to gain office and line their pockets and then claim to be "progressive" merely because they support marriage equality.
The Gowanus canal is, of course, one of the filthiest bodies of water in the country and was designated as such by the Environmental Protection Agency, to the chagrin and objections of Dull de Blasio and little Braddie Blander, who both claimed that the Gowanus canal, as they put it, was "not that dirty", in order to expedite big business dreams and big real estate. Classic, garden-variety political collusion and deception. Now big Billy Dull Blasio is mayor. Guess how that happened? Guess where those campaign funds came from?
But you guys will eat anywhere. No scruples from the new local lilywhite honky residents when it comes to rich, expensive food & drink. Entitlement never tasted so good to y'all. But remember... you'll be eating your expensive grub & brews atop a toxic site, a filthy industrial brownfield that it is projected will take at least a hundred years to completely clean, if ever.
Battery Harris: not on "Harris Street"
Thanks for the <3 BK Mag!
To be or not to be? That is the question. For in our time of sorrow we find solace in the knowing and the presence of a greater good. Yet we toil and tarry with the storms of life, rocking our rickety boats and casting us asunder. Ye though we walk through the valley of the darkness we find respite in the light. Fix up, look sharp and carry on.
The expression "unverbal and unknown" nails it. That's most of the artists.
I agree with chocoa. Well said.
Is that a beet with a condom on it?
“The ideas aren’t great in NYC right now,” Grabner said-
She would know since her work appears so dated, unoriginal and bland.
It's not that the ideas aren't great; it's the lack of focus of the curators, critics and galleries on the unverbal and unknown.
That's the best headline ever.
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Your words saved me this summer!
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