Wednesday, August 26, 2015

YOKO ONO (Closing Soon)

Yoko Ono: One Woman Show
1960–1971

Unofficial MoMA Debut
1971
At that time, Ono advertised her “one woman show,” titled Museum of Modern [F]art. However, when visitors arrived at the Museum there was little evidence of her work. According to a sign outside the entrance, Ono had released flies on the Museum grounds, and the public was invited to track them as they dispersed across the city.
Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to Ono’s unauthorized exhibition, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. A number of works invite interaction, including Painting to Be Stepped On (1960/1961) and Ono’s groundbreaking performance
"Bag Piece"
1964
(Interactive at certain times, we are invited to try)

Instructions for Painting
A room full of small framed typeset pieces 
(this nearby)

To See the Sky
(New Installation)





John

Half A Room 1
Half A Room 2

"Yes"   and   "Bottoms"

Televised Pieces and Films

The Fab Four

"Bed In"

"Fly"

"Cut Piece"
1964
  
"White Chess Set"
By remaking the chess set in all white
the artist changed the nature of the game.
Play an exhibition copy of Yoko Ono’s White Chess Set
(1966)
A special collaboration with Chess in the Schools, this program is open to visitors of all ages and abilities.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays May 19–September 5, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Sculpture Garden (weather permitting) Free with Museum admission

The Music Room
A closed acoustical space with seating and sets of headphones
where we may play selections from her albums. 
Memorabilia under glass
at the center
Around 1968, Ono decided to create a band “that would never exist, that didn’t have a set number of members, that could accommodate anyone who wanted to play with it.”  The name derived from a small three-dimensional work composed almost entirely of transparent plastic objects that John Lennon made in response to Ono’s initial idea.

"Woman Power"
https://youtu.be/GtvdYy7tZL0

Multimedia
Beginning with the Introduction, scroll down to view and listen to eleven short pieces wherein Yoko explains her works:
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1544

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Friday, August 21, 2015

ALL YOU NEED

 "Nothing you can do that can't be done."
 "Nothing you can sing that can't be sung."
 "Nowhere you can go
that isn't where you're supposed to be."
"It's easy."

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

TWO EVENINGS - TWO PRACTICES

Monday
The New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
"Twenty-six hundred years ago Shakyamuni Buddha established a practice to address suffering, old age, sickness, and death.  In 2006 Zen Buddhist monks, Koshin Paley Ellison and Robert Chodo Campbell,  established the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care in the heart of New York City. We offer training in contemplative care so that people can learn to care in mindful and compassionate ways in hospitals, hospices, and homes, as well as in their everyday relationships. We do this work in order to create a more courageous and harmonious world."
 On the front altar this night a prayer card, it is a regular practice to have a picture, name or card commemorating the passing of a member or friend of a member for a period of time.

Tuesday
Broome Street Ganesha Temple
"The Broome Street Ganesha Temple is a place for both personal and communal transformation. It serves as a link in the continuance of vital ancient traditions that are healing and devotional in nature.  It is our goal to engage in the following endeavors: to preserve traditional lineages, and to encourage knowledge, devotion and charity in ourselves, as well as fellow human beings."
A clip of  the last session of monthly chanting eleven Hanuman Chalesas led by Shyama Chapin.  This vibrant center established in 2001 will be closing in two weeks and is currently searching for a new location in which to continue all it's Vedic practices.

LINKS

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

UPTOWN TWO-MUSEUM NIGHT

El Museo del Barrio
Inside
'Urban Martyrs and Later Day Santos'
Paintings by Rodriguez Calero
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York, for the past 20 years she has worked and resided in New Jersey while her career and services are active in “El Barrio” and “Lower East Side Communities”
She first studied graphics at the Institute of Culture’s School of Fine Arts with Master Printer Lorenzo Homar in Puerto Rico, and upon receiving her BFA returned to New York to continue studies at the Art Students League of New York where her main focus was in painting and collage under the tutelage of Master Artist, Leo Manso.  While at the League, she received various awards and scholarships, and was the recipient of the prestigious McDowell Traveling Scholarship where she continued her career abroad while living in Spain and France.
Ms. Calero successfully combines her knowledge of mediums, evolving them into other dimensions of quality, visual sensibility and expression, producing striking and thought provoking impressions.  Her unique signature style in painting has been called 'Acrollage'.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums across the USA, Caribbean and China, and her works are in many private and public collections.
 See Link to current show Below

Outside
Chalk Portraits
 by Manny Vega
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Museum of the City of New York
Inside
"Saving Place"
 "Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them."
Jane Jacobs 
from 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' 1961
 Restorations
The used to be down by the river
 Eagle from Penn Station under glass
 Paul Rand
'Everything Is Design'
See Link to current show Below

Outside
Dancing on the Terrace with D.J. Caz
Kids first
Sundown
 Kids retreat to the edges
Girl possessed by the beat
Pure pleasure
 Finally every one moving and being moved
Sample Video
(not mine)
https://youtu.be/UJ5R5lYX3IU

 When it was over she was still glowing

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LINKS
http://www.elmuseo.org/
http://rodzcalero.com/
http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions/upcoming