- FRIDAY: After class, I checked out the current exhibition that's up in the gallery at school [being the Minneapolis College of Art and Design]. The opening was that night, but I didn't stay for it. I just lingered and checked out the work that's up and then left. To summarize, the show is in honor of Kinji Akagawa, who is a retiring teacher at MCAD. The work consists of MCAD alumni who studied under Kinji, most having got their masters of fine arts at MCAD. The show is wonderfully impressive. The show's not huge, so it's not necessarily worth a long drive out to see it unless you're in the area--- but I'd definitely recommend checking it out. It'll be up at the MCAD gallery until February 22nd. If that's not enough to entice you, the Scholastic Awards are up in the second and third floor galleries as well--- and, although high school art isn't quite as breathtaking as people who received their masters twenty years ago and have been in practice for a long time, it's really fun to see student work =]
Here's a link with more info about the Kinji Akagawa show: http://www.mcad.edu/showPage.php?pageID=1119&eventID=372
- SATURDAY: Saw Waltz with Bashir. The movie was extraordinary: definitely one of the best of 2008. If you're not as huge of a geek as me, Waltz with Bashir is an animated documentary about the Lebanese war--- so it's entirely in Hebrew. It's won awards [including the Critic's Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, and soon the Academy Awards] for best foreign film of the year as well as best animated film of the year. The film was aesthetically stunning and very moving and powerful. It follows the perspective of Israeli soldiers in the war--- the lead role is actually the filmmaker who made the movie--- and everyone interviewed for the film plays themselves (voice).
HIGHLY recommended. If you haven't yet, watch the trailer. NOW.
- SUNDAY [today]: Went to an art history lecture at the College of Visual Arts. Diane Mullen, a curator from the Weisman museum, was the speaker. She spoke about the Norton Gifts exhibition, which, although not the most exciting lecture I've ever seen, was incredibly interesting. While the lecture started out slow, it really picked up the pace when she showed each individual piece of work and gave background on it. The work spans the spectrum from well-known artists such as Simpson, Murakami, Morimura, Eno, and Walker as well as fresh emerging artists. It was a good time. There are still two lectures left, one next Sunday and one the Sunday after, to be given by Dennis Jon and Elizabeth Carpenter. So if you're looking for something to do next Sunday at 4:00, it's not a bad idea =]
So... that's my weekend in summary. Hopefully I peaked your interest about something or another =] Leave me a comment and let me know if you think any of this is kinda cool!
Also... This is my second post in a row that's about stuff I didn't make... That's lame.... Sorry xP