—>Andrew Cameron Zahn has the James Turrell experience at the Guggenheim and comes away wanting more. –the artblog editors————–> Post by Andrew Cameron Zahn James Turrell is by far one of the top innovative and creative artists alive today. His light installations have reshaped the way we understand form and color. Turrell’s work is more about experience than about the objects or forms we are used to seeing in an art exhibition. His retrospective in 2002-2003 at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, which I saw, provided us with an amazing overview of his work. On the other hand, this exhibition at ... More » »
Check out Doug Mills‘ photos of the Olympics Opening Ceremonies in the slide show on the front page of today’s NY TImes online. There is some combination of beauty and horror in the pictures of fireworks, military legions and legions of costumed performers. It’s right out of Leni Riefenstahl. Interestingly, if you put “beijing olympics” into the search engine at flickr what comes up on the first page are a big number of boycott the olympics images and free Tibet images including one photo that provoked a heated exchange about whether things have changed in China since Tiananmen Square.