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Arcadia and Metropolis: Masterworks of German Expressionism from the Nationalgalerie Berlin Neue GalerieBy James Kalm
"May you live in interesting times," goes the ancient Chinese curse. Arcadia to Metropolis seems a provocative artistic response to what were interesting times, indeed.
Embracing irony and cliché in the title itself, Paradise Now? presents fifteen artists from the Pacific Islands who use postmodern devices to interrogate notions of a Pacific identity in a culturally and geographically diverse region.
Imagine that you live in a house with an origami garden, custom designed carpeting, fireplace, stainless steal kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths, and mahogany sliding doors.
With the exception of Henry Moore, I’ve always thought that sculptors made the best drawings. Sculptors, perhaps because of their acute spatial, tactile, and material sensibilities, always seem to insert an extra dimension into their works on paper—one often left unexplored by artists thinking solely in terms of painting.
Do you remember your childhood drawings? If youre a boy, they were probably small stick men enacting unspeakable scenes of violence. If youre a girl, horses and princesses, I suppose.