Monday Postpourri: Trick or treat, y’all
Happy Halloween and more importantly, happy birthday to Artpace Blog editor Wendi Kimura!
Before you gorge on pumpkin-centric confections or pay someone to scare you, here are some complimentary, preservative-free Monday morsels of art (sorta) goodness:
- The work of Artpace honorary Board member and alum (IAIR 99.4/HSR 03.4) Isaac Julien opened at The Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston on Friday, October 28. Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves is a nine-screen video installation that uses three interwoven stories to connect the ancient past and present of China. The exhibition closes March 4, 2012.
- Last week, we (along with entire blogosphere) told you about the opening of Carsten Höller: Experience. Well, according to the New York Post, it turns out groups of people can no longer get naked together in the “Psycho Tank” because New York health officials warn it requires a permit the museum lacks.
- I guess giving away a free vegetarian curry lunch as part of an art installation is one way MoMA can justify this summer’s increase in their admission price.
- Full disclosure: This isn’t art-related nor is it a typo. Jersey Shore Studies at last Friday’s UChicago Conference.
- Today, October 31, is the final day of National Archives Month. To keep every month unofficially National Archives Month, bookmark the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Arts Blog.
Reminder: Artpace After Hours is this Thursday, November 3, from 5-7pm. Enjoy a free behind-the-scenes tour of Artpace and our exhibitions, while enjoying a refreshing cocktail. The event is RSVP only and space is limited. If you would like to join us, call 210.212.4900 or email email@example.com. Please provide your name, phone number, and if applicable, the names and contact information of those that will be accompanying you.
Image credit: Photo from San Antonio Daily Photo. Sadly, Spurs pumpkins are no substitute for Spurs basketball. The 2011-2012 NBA season would be underway if not for the lockout… sigh.