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


bakavir said...

Salam Roja jan

I always learn from you about art and you don't have any idea how much I appreciate that.



bayramali said...

My dearest Tameshk
i hope every thing be allright and you guys have safe trip
if your plants have problem with heat, wrap wet newspapers around them, it helps them
take care

Saivash said...

Why don't you drop by and pay a visit to Lubbock, TX?!:))))
Have a nice and safe trip.
It's not that hot here, they will survive.

bakavir said...

Thank you Kahnoom. Kolli khoshhalam kardi....

Tameshk said...

Dearest Bakavir
Thanks; I should confess that it goes both ways:D Also I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on your new studies.

Bayramali Joonam
Thanks a lot. We are finally here, but one of the plants died :( I will try to call you soon so I can get some tips. I really miss you guys.

Siavash Jan
Thanks for your invitation: after we are settled I would love to visit your side of Texas. And you should come here to Austin as soon as you can.