Tag Archives: New York

Lunar New Year

artist-lunarnewyear-02Oh look, I’m back to show you the work of New York street artist Lunar New Year. Take a gander:

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Secret Lost Horizon Night Market

I’m sooo jealous. In San Francisco and New York, 25-30 box trucks come in the night and deliver wild amounts of fun. Each truck hosts its own event. This is sounding like the Art Shantys, only in trucks, not in fishing shacks on ice. It’s called the Lost Horizon Night Market, and it’s totally awesome. I mean, look at these people in the Sleazy Motel Truck:

There was a Noodle truck serving udon and miso, a Junior High Slumber Party truck where you could play Ouija and do your nails, a funeral truck, a karaoke truck, a hookah truck, all organized by Mark Krawczuk and Kevin Balktick.

Read more at Wired, Laughing Squid,  Telestar Logistics, and Boing Boing.

Oh yeah, and it was all free.

Maya Deren’s Legacy at MOMA

Ohhh..There’s a Maya Deren retrospective at MOMA through the middle of October as part of their Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art show.

This is a film still from Meshes of the Afternoon, 1943, a short experimental film she is best known for. She also did Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti, which was released after her death. This exhibition has video installation showing her works. She was a weirdo. Maybe a Scorpio she was so strange. Who else likes the occult? Oh yeah, Aquarians!

Richard Misrach at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Did you know? Richard Misrach is a biiiiiig deal. Oh, by the way: I just followed a marching band through Mpls late at night. They were wearing glow bracelets and had stiltwalkers with them. Good times.

Anyway, Richard Misrach, a contemporary master photographed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, especially the graffiti. It’s the FIFTH anniversary of Katrina after all, and things are still a mess.

After a book of the same name, Destroy This Memory is an exhibition that Misrach donated to five museums: Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Any artist royalties from this project are being donated to the Make It Right Foundation to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

Etiquette posters

Um, I’m pretty sure Jay Shells has read my mind. Or at least my Etiquette book. He started a Subway Etiquette campaign, which I wholeheartedly support. These are important issues to address–common treatment and general rules for living. See more of the campaign here. This is the ying to my yang!

The Center for Alternative Photography

God I wish I could spend more time here.

I would take the mammoth plate wet plate collodion class, where you learn to be a civil war photographer, which is my true calling. I was born too late. THEN I would take the Daguerreotype workshop so I could set up my long exposure studio and make all ya’ll look dashing and mysterious. Then I would take albumen printing, but I got pretty good at it already. Then I would teach a class and build a traveling darkroom.  Dreams!

Click on the image for their site.