“Stilt houses. The only serene corner had been established by peaceful West Indian Negroes, who built a marginal street with wooden houses on piles where they would sit in the doors at dusk singing melancholy humns in their disordered gabble” Matiz-Gabo exhibition @thebenakimuseum
“Would go to the church with an aim to see, if only for an instant, the face of Remedios the Beauty, whose legendary good looks were spoken of with alarming excitement throughout the swamp”. Gabriel Garcia Marquez “One hundred years of solitude”
Immigrant: “Dismantled their houses and packed up, along with their wives and children, to lead toward the land that no one had promised them”. We visited the photography exhibition "Matiz ~ Gabo: The chroniclers of Macondo” @thebenakimuseum In the 40 photographs presented in the exhibition, the viewer will find that many decades before the invention of the fictional Macondo, the place and life there was a tangible reality. This exhibition reveals where the photographies of Leo Matiz meet the texts of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The general wasn’t afraid of the clouds. Bronze sculpture of Theodoros Kolokotronis, (the Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire), made by Lazaros Sochos (1862-1911) from Ysternia Tinos.
«Sea, sex and sun”, part of the exhibition “New dining space” @thebenakimuseum A heterotopia which interrupts the expectations of urban life, offering the promise of a carefree experience. A themed catering space which produces a rift with space and time and composes an illusion of summertime life, which in the end becomes an exhibit in the city, as a shop-window which constantly challenges and invites.
We visited the exhibition “The new dining place” @thebenakimuseum in #athens “Nefos” (Cloud), in commenting on the influence of the social networking media on contemporary life. Each diner, by means of eight staircases, ascends, alone, into a hovering cloud. Twenty-four reflecting mirrors, which represent the 24 hours of the day, reinforce a solitary, but orgiastic, experience, in between real and virtual space.
Visiting @guggenheimbilbao was a kind of dream for me and I’m grateful to DG who managed to make it happen. Let’s share some extra tips. In the first 12 months after the museum was opened (1997), an estimated US$160 million were added to the Basque economy. Indeed, over $3.5 billion has been added to the Basque economy since the building opened.The socio-economic impact of the museum has been astounding. During the first three years of operation, almost 4 million tourists visited the museum—generating about 500 million in profit. Furthermore, the money visitors spent on hotels, restaurants, shops and transport collected over 100 million in taxes, which more than offset the cost of the building. However, the promise of the “Bilbao Effect”» also sparked a building boom in "statement" architecture across the globe, one which proved imprudent in the wake of the recent economic crisis.
Recognized as one of the foremost artists of our time, Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945, shortly before the end of World War II, and grew up witnessing the destruction of modern warfare, the division of his homeland, and the rebuilding of a fragmented nation and its struggle for renewal. I don’t know why i thought i was listening to Wagner music when i saw it 🤔