—Maeve visited the Matthew Barney exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum this summer and writes about the exhaustive, behind-the-scenes show and its beautiful catalog. The exhibit now travels to Paris where it opens Oct. 8 at the Biblioteque National. –the artblog editors—————————-> Matthew Barney’s recent show at the Morgan Library & Museum, Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney, was a triumph in preparatory drawings and conceptual ‘storyboards.’ Those mystified by Barney’s gleefully-heady films and performances were given the opportunity to access an assortment of clues elucidating the artist’s countless and convoluted references. While the show at the Morgan ended ... More » »
We arrived in Paris by TGV train from Karlsruhe on May 24, swept along at top speed of 317 KM/hr (196.975 Miles/hr). To drive the 532 KM (329.9 Miles) would take around five hours according to Google directions. The fast train did it in three. The Angel of the Odd: Dark Romanticism from Goya to Max Ernst at the M’O We were all excited to go to the Musee d”Orsay (M’O is their cute brand name) for the show of bizarre imagery. Goya is always a big draw, and who can resist dark romanticism? Steve, Stella and I met up with ... More » »
Fabulous amazing hall of Mirrors in Versailles is ready for prime time after a $16M face lift that took three years! Read the Alan Riding story in the NY Times.
Post by Charlotte Schatz [Ed. note: Philadelphia artist Charlotte Schatz made a trip to Berlin, Lyon and Paris this spring and wrote these lively reports on her visit. This and the prior post cover her time in France. The first four cover Berlin.]Hi Everyone: Poster for Los Frigos open studios (all photos by Charlotte Schatz) Fascinating day yesterday. Evelyne and I went to the area near the new Mitterand Bibliotek in the south of Paris to visit some big old factories which have been studios for years. The halls and stairs were covered in layers of graffiti. We were able ... More » »
Post by Charlotte Schatz [Ed. note: Philadelphia artist Charlotte Schatz made a trip to Berlin, Lyon and Paris this spring and wrote these lively reports on her visit. This and the next post cover her time in France. The first four cover Berlin.] Peruges, France (all photos by Charlotte Schatz) Yesterday we were taken to the countryside by a friend of Joan and Bob Menapace whom I am visiting. We drove to Peruges, a village settled by people from Perugia and later by the Romans. It’s an old, beautiful hill town where we met some folks at the Marie (City ... More » »