Posted: October 1st, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, STANDOUT | Tags: Jack White, Live Performance, Music News, New York, Radio City Music Hall | No Comments »
Critically acclaimed guitarist – he’s ranked 70th best by Rolling Stone Magazine – and songwriter Jack White has enraged fans by walking off stage after just 45 minutes into his Saturday night concert at New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall. The former front man of White Stripes and The Raconteurs – now touring behind his solo record Blunderbuss – pulled the plug after just 12 tunes.
According to the New York Observer, staff at the concert were equally as mystified by White’s early exit, one member of the security team later offered an explanation to the reporter. “He wasn’t happy with the sound,” the security guard said. “I don’t know why he pulled that.” The Observer also noted that White had several “angry exchanges” with a shirtless fan in the front row who was removed by security.
White (né Gillis) 37, thanked his audience, abruptly exiting stage right, leaving the capacity crowd chanting for more. The crowd’s enthusiasm initially turned to perplexity as roadies removed White’s guitars but transformed into anger as the curtain fell on the stage :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, MoMA | Tags: Foreclosed, FORECLOSED: REHOUSING THE AMERICAN DREAM, MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Buell Hypothesis | No Comments »
In the summer of 2011, New York’s Museum of Modern Art invited five teams of architects, planners, ecologists, engineers, landscape designers, and other specialists in the urban and suburban condition to develop proposals for housing that would open new routes through the mortgage-foreclosure crisis that continues to afflict the United States.
There surely is no easy fix to the housing/foreclosure crisis facing the U.S., but the art world is offering one possible remedy. A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York – MoMa – looks at five U.S. towns hit hard by foreclosures and asked a group of the nation’s best architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers and landscape designers to come up with ideas for reimagining the way towns might look in the future and the way people might live in them.
Working with the findings of The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, each team focused on a specific town in one of five regions—the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest—and each developed an inventive proposal that reimagined existing patterns of living, working, and home ownership. Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream lays out their ideas, through detailed illustrations of their projects and through essays by Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Reinhold Martin, Director of the Buell Center. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 24th, 2010 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Exposition | Tags: Chad Philips, Joe Doucet, Matthew Bradshaw, MunNY, New York, Sergio Silva, Silva/Bradshaw, The MunNY Exhibit | No Comments »
To celebrate creativity in New York, designer Joe Doucet along with the Kid Robot brand invited 25 of New York’s leading furniture and product designers to interpret the iconic ‘Munny’ form. For our doll we recalled childhood memories of wrapping glue-coated string around an inflated balloon, which you would later pop, leaving a structure reminiscent of the original form. For this piece a wax positive was cast from the original ‘Munny’ doll and then wrapped in multi-colored epoxy coated sewing thread. After the epoxy was set the wax was melted out and a hollow, lightweight ‘Munny’ doll was revealed :: Read the full article »»»»