Archive for November, 2012

“Elles: Pompidou”

Detail from "Barbed Hula" video, by Sigalet Landau

Detail from “Barbed Hula” video, by Sigalet Landau

"Jeune Fille en vert," by Tamara de Lempicka

“Jeune Fille en Vert,” by Tamara de Lempicka

Detail from "Mes Poupees," a video by Marie-Ange Guilleminot

Detail from “Mes Poupees,” a video by Marie-Ange Guilleminot

The “Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists” exhibition at the Seattle Art Gallery mentioned below is an astonishment, with works by Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, Georgia O’Keefe, Adrian Piper, and Kusama. The exhibit on the fourth floor, “Elles: Pompidou – Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris,” is even more enthralling. It turned me into jelly. The images above link to some particularly breath-taking parts of the exhibit. I was more moved than I could ever convey by a slideshow of Nan Goldin’s photography of the intimacy between loving couples, with Bjork’s very dear “Prayer of the Heart” as the soundtrack. (You can get a taste of it here, in this surreptitiously taken YouTube video uploaded a couple of months ago.)

Jenny Holzer at The Paper Hammer

It was a serendipitous little visit. The Paper Hammer is a delightful paper-product store on 2nd Avenue in Seattle. Jenny Holzer’s exhibition on the walls outside (see some of the work above) is striking. I’m off to see more of Holzer’s work tomorrow, at an show called “Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists” – “seminal” is an odd word to have chosen, I think – at the Seattle Art Museum. I’ll let you know what it’s like.

Outlook TV’s November Show

Longtime basil.CA friend Jack Fox interviews Vancouver’s Bif Naked (above) on this month’s edition of Outlook TV. Visit the show’s Facebook site and website for updates and behind-the-scenes news from this fine magazine program, devoted to British Columbia’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual Trans Two Spirit Queer Question Intersex community.

Change, Coming Together


Academic Tweeting

I’m a fan of it. This semester my third-year marketing class students are tweeting their ongoing, outside reading (hashtag: #MRKT3311) on the on the topic of digital media platforms as a complement to their blogging analyses and traditional textbook reading and report assignments.