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    October 14 to 21 Cruise - Bermuda
  • theatre and Concerrts

    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.

     

     

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Odd-Mod at the Whitney

Thanks to my good friend, Barbara, we were able to  see the Whitney museum’s exhibit for the “Whitney Biennial 2017”. It is a vast exhibit which would take several visits to do it justice. In our case, we spent valuable time having a leisurely lunch on the Whitney’s top balcony in between art-gazing. Modern art seems to me to be taking a new direction; it is getting away from geometrical shapes and minimalist placement of objects at strange angles and trending towards complicated tangles of stuff which the layman’s’ mind’s eye has to work hard in order to  unravel. Click on the picture for detail :

start unravelling . . .

 

. . . . .

 

. . .where does it begin? . . .

 

. . . tiled closet . . .

 

.  . .  display shelves . . .

 

. . . a right tangle, this . . .

 

. . . . . .

 

back to strategic placement . . .

 

 . . . anatomical . . .

 

. . . . .

 

Multi-mirrored view down to the first floor . . .

 

tangle of figures and electronic screen on a turn-table. . . .

 

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One Response

  1. Hi Ben… glad you sent the preview, the first one looks as if the dog vomit on its self. The others “Art?”. No thanks… Actually they look kinda weirdly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Nereida your friend

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