Posts Tagged ‘MIT’

Love and Death

Friday, December 14th, 1990

The prayers were long, thin strips of paper or canvas, newsprint, photographs, or tinsel, embell­ished with draw­ings, paint, cut‑outs, dried roses, gold leaf, buttons, beads. Some were abstract; some had words; others had musical nota­tions written on them. One prayer was made from a piece of old, paint‑splattered blue jeans, with a peace symbol and love beads.

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Matt Mullican

Friday, July 6th, 1990

Being inside MATT MULLI­CAN’s instal­la­tion is like being inside Matt Mulli­can’s mind — a dizzying expe­ri­ence. He’s constantly clas­si­fying and re-ordering every­thing. “It’s the first time I’ve arranged my meaning as objects in space depicting my meaning,” he says.

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Gyorgy Kepes

Saturday, March 10th, 1990

GYORGY KEPES paints with a mixture of oil paint and sand, which gives his work a rough, earthy texture. He likes to tell the story of Antaeus, a hero who was the son of Mother Earth and could never be defeated as long as he touched the earth. Painting with sand is Kepes’s way of touching the earth.

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Michael Mazur

Sunday, May 1st, 1983

In MICHAEL MAZUR’s hands, the Mono­type was the perfect form to convey the multi­plicity of life in the natural world. The clearest, most lucid flowers are surrounded by a paler aura of other flowers, other summers, other inter­pre­ta­tions — a riot of reeds and flowers, organic growth, confu­sion, and decay. Revenants of images repeat like ghostly, half-remem­bered things.

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Otto Piene

Saturday, May 1st, 1982

As a very young man, OTTO PIENE saw the sky reflected in a sea at long last calm: “The feeling of being reborn has never left me.” Out of this rebirth came “a love for the sky, the desire to point at it, to show how beau­tiful it is, how it makes us live and feel alive.”

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Sky Art Conference

Friday, January 1st, 1982

Artists and scien­tists. working in neon, laser, steam, smoke, video, pyrotech­nics, film, inflated and flying sculp­ture, and other celes­tial navi­ga­tions, cele­brate the sky as a medium of expres­sion, trans­mis­sion, and space.

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