Sunday, August 24, 2008

East to South

If you are around New York – I am not in the East Coast anymore –there are two exhibitions worth your visit: J.M.W. Turner exhibition at Met, the largest Turner exhibition in U.S. in forty years on view until September 21st, and Polaroids: Mapplethrope at Whitney which focuses on Robert Mapplethorpe’s instant photography on view through September 14th. I cannot curse myselfe enough for not visiting Mapplethrope’s exhibition. But I visited Turner’s exhibition and wrote a review for the next issue of Peyk (#117): what was really touching in Turner’s exhibition was not only his abstract landscapes and the Sublime that turner is famous for, but also the abstraction that was created by the repetition of more than 140 works of Turner: the high number of canvas covering the walls of Tisch galleries encircled the eyes an created one huge abstract painting.

I just said I am not in the east cost anymore; we are driving our way down to the south. The more we drive south, the hotter it gets. My plants are not doing well and I am wondering whether they survive the transition; I wonder the same about us. We are in Little Rock, Arkansas, tonight; tomorrow morning I will visit Arkansas Art Center.

The Snow Storm, J.M.W. Turner, 1942

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Daily Haiku II

The narrow road ended with her flower garden;
The old lady cared for flowers,
Only to watch butterflies in the afternoon!

Pescia, Italy, Summer 2007

*You are gone, and in one of the last days, we met your old neighbor by her garden, where she sat in the afternoons, watching the many butterflies that enjoyed the tender corners of her hard work. When we complimented her flowers, she told us, she does it all for the butterflies. It took us a moment to grasp what she just said; the understanding came in a small pressure shared between our hands. That moment of understanding is what keeps me going without you.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

In New Haven: Abelardo Morell

In New Haven:

Rushing out the door to catch the train to New Haven I forgot to take my toothbrush which I had left to dry after my morning wash up. The worst was I noticed its absence later during the night. But of course, my lovely host helped me out with providing one nice blue toothbrush.

Now I am heading out with Eitan for some New Haven adventures. A week or two ago I visited Behind the Scene: The photographs of Abelardo Morell at Yale University Art Galley and I really enjoyed it. This will be my second visit. I hope Eitan like it as well; Unfortunately we are missing Eyal.

I will write about Abelardo Morell’s exhibition soon: I really enjoyed his Book Photographs. This exhibition will be on view until August 10th, 2008.

Some Updates:

The Tameshk Film Club is also accessible on Facebook: Let me know if you want me to send you an invitation.

Three Dictionaries, by Abelardo Morell, 200

Happy 200th Post !

PS. This is Tameshk's 200th post. Many bloggers celebrate the annual anniversaries of their blogs. As a former Cinema student, however I have been celebrating every hundred posts: in filmmaking when they shoot the 100th shot they have a little party.