Kirchner and the Berlin street
Great sessions all week; a Dystopians Aliens run through ,session with Nomi and outpost Thurs night.
The other day we pulled up to a corner in the West Village and saw Kiefer Sutherland at the curb.
Tremors from the US financial breakdown centered around Wall Street all week long and through the city.
So last night we broke out and went up to MOMA to see the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's Berlin Street scenes from 1913 -1915.
The seven large street scenes along one long room were impressive,
the paintings of darkened streets, crowds at corners, veiled women of the night posing,
the interactive sketchbooks are a seemingly popular, discreet addition.
Being able to view the contents of three of Kirchner's sketchbooks was a nice highpoint.
MOMA also had a few other cool shows, Dreamland:Architechural Experiments since the 1970's ,
Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling included a nice video on the Nakagin Capsule Building in Shiodome Tokyo, footage of the architects group the Metabolists in a meeting, Kisho Kurokawa in a smart suit and others sitting in a room. Outdoor in the lot space next to the museum there were full size 'prefab' constructions that everyone could walk around inside,
spectacular lighting midtown views from the top floors and decks throughout all kinds of people going up and down the various stairs.
Afterwards a special first Matsutaki of the season dinner party downtown with friends,
In the distance below ringed by bright white light one dirty white construction shovel was scrabbling at Ground Zero ...
Upcoming shows :
9/30. outpost ( Mark C / Stuart Argabright / Alice Cohen / Rami El Aaser ) does debut @ Maxwell's in Hoboken NJ
for the Benefit for the Neuman Leather Building tenants w/ Yo La Tengo , $5 Priest among others
9/30. DCC & Nomi @ Zipper Factory .W/ Nomi at 10 , my guess is DCC is around 9 PM or a bit after