This Saturday, August 9, the Museum of Modern Art will open its first major exhibition of sound art. Soundings: A Contemporary Score presents work by sixteen contemporary artists who use sound, whether as an exclusive medium or in combination with video, installation, painting, sculpture, and more. One of those artists is Jacob Kirkegaard, who’s showing his piece “Aion” (2006), a recording of some of the abandoned spaces of Chernobyl.
The smell of recycled air, thin blankets, and fantastic uniforms are all signs to me that I am going “home.” Though “home” is not necessarily where I was born. At 19 years old, I have created a fluctuating notion of home for myself, with each place representing and holding another part of myself, of my experience. I moved to Lugano, Switzerland, last year for college. I completed my first trip to Europe when I was 18 months old. By age six, I had done the 24-hour voyage from the US to Australia.
After seeing this image floating around the internet that promised the ability to “delete tourists from your travel photos,” I felt compelled to fact check the claim.
It’s the dog days of summer in New York, and may we suggest some respite from the sizzling heat with an exhibition of two abstract painters, Ying Li and Eve Aschheim, at the New York Studio School.
Susan Vreeland’s novel The Passion of Artemisia, a work of historical fiction, inspired this list of facts about one of the greatest painters of the Baroque era.