A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
James Turrell transformed the Guggenheim in his recent exhibition which is on view for two more days. The way he works with light and space appears simple, but as we stood there and pondered how it was all actually working was mind-bending. The forms were bright, large and commanded space. The show was perfectly executed.
Faberge Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum is a must see! The level of craftsmanship is astounding and the element of surprise is delightful. I especially enjoyed the Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg shown here because of the ribbons, floral swags, tall grasses and cattails ornamented with rubies. The exhibition is on view through September 29.
September 23, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
AN ARTIST, AN ARCHITECT, AND A DEVELOPER WALK INTO A BAR… They order their favorite brews and start to talk. Where are the overlapping interests that will guarantee a workable, sustainable model for collaboration that embeds art into a project’s initial design and development concept? What are the opportunities? The constraints? What collaborative tools can be developed to support this effort?
Join BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places on September 23 at 6:30 pm at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) to share your experiences while helping to refine, or even create, this kind of collaboration. Tamara Roy AIA (senior associate principal, ADDInc.), Gillian Christy (sculptor), and Mark McGowan (manager-development, Skanska) lead the discussion.
Meetings are free and open to all, but RSVPs are required. Email email@example.com with “APP 9/23” in the subject line.