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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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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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