Nudes and Events

Posted in architecture, music, programming, projects by johnsnavely on February 11, 2008

So the Vampire Weekend concert was awesome. I’ve got their new CD if any of you would like to give it a listen. As a venue, the MFA isn’t the greatest for concerts. (No booze being the biggest bummer.) But they played a really tight concert, opened by crooner Sam Rosen. It was a lot of fun and I really like their sound. It makes me nostalgic for my salad days. (In part because the lead singer looks like my friend, Boldty.)

In other news, the final projects for the Rhinoscripting workshop have finally been posted in their glorious entirety. The work was very interesting this time around. It’s been three years since I’ve taught it at MIT. We tried a more design centered approach and the results speak for themselves. Great job students!

Lastly, there’s a great article in the recent New Yorker about John Currin, an artist who’s been on the radar since I saw his first big break at the Whitney Biennial almost 10 years ago. Lately, he’s been dabbling in pornographic imagery, a process he’s always thought of as a sure fire way to make bad art. But somehow he’s pulling it off, mostly because of his regressive old world style. He’s obsessed with painting technique and image-making in such a way as to make himself unusable for anything but these paintings. I can’t think of a better way for an artist to be.


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