Monday, 28 April 2014

Blue Jeans

Their sound was such a blast when I first listened to them in the early 00s; and I still love them.  Retro retro Ladytron from their epic 2002 album Light & Magic:


Video from NettwerkMusic's youtube channel

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Art that pops

Martin Creed's Half The Air In A Given Space at Hayward Gallery, London 2014:



Pop art is ...

Popular (designed for a mass audience)
Transient (short-term solution)
Expendable (easily forgotten)
Low cost
Mass produced
Young (aimed at youth)
Witty
Sexy
Gimmicky
Glamorous
Big Business

- Richard Hamilton 1957, from his retrospective show at Tate Modern, London 2014.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Konkrete Monkiewitschs + Homebodies

From the group exhibition Vom Hier Und JetztLienhard von Monkiewitschs at Kunstverein Hannover, 2013:





From the group exhibition Homebodies, Julia Fish at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago 2013:




From the group exhibition HomebodiesRodney McMillian at the MCA, Chicago 2013:

Monday, 21 April 2014

Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin

I visited this relatively unattended building when I was in Berlin last summer - not a single visitor inside.  Right across the street from Daniel Libeskind's well renowned 2001 Jüdisches Museum is the recently completed Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin.  It's so unmistakably Libeskind.

Libeskind's 2012 Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin:














Libeskind's 2001 Jüdisches Museum: