Thursday, February 28, 2008

Art at United Nations

This sculpture is a gift from the Government of Luxembourg presented to the United Nations in 1988. It consists of a large replica in bronze of a 45-calibre revolver, the barrel of which is tied into a knot. It was created in 1980 as a peace symbol by artist Karl Fredrik Reutersward, and is located in the Visitor's Plaza, facing First Avenue at 45th Street.

Mother and Child
The bronze sculpture "Mother and Child" was created by the Italian artist Giacomo Manzu, and presented to the United Nations by the Government of Italy on 16 October 1989. It is located in the North Garden of the United Nations Headquarters.
Location: United Nations, New York

Reclining Figure: Hand
"Reclining Figure: Hand," a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore, was given to the United Nations by the Henry Moore Foundation. The sculpture is located in the landscape area north of the United Nations Secretariat Building, and was unveiled in 17 September 1982.
Location: United Nations, New York

Monday, February 25, 2008

Vanity Fair Portraits at National Portrait Gallery

Hard to get tickets (You have to book before you go). Hard to see the pieces (There's always someone at your front and you can't read the credits. I've never been to such a busy exhibition before). Except for that, it really worths the 8 pounds concession (18 if you are not student) to see the portraits of the most famous celebrity magazine in the world, since the days of James Joyce, Einstein, Man Ray, Charles Chaplin and Miles David until the days of Lady Di, Gisele Bunchen,Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts. Highlights for Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino. Nothing more obvious.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Alexander Rodchenko

Another exhibition that is running at SouthBank Centre is from the Russian designer and photographer Alexander Rodchenko. Althought I'm kind of tired of Soviet design (not because I think they are bad, but it's because I've seen a lot lately), his montages and photographs, especialy for their different angles, maked me think how many wonderful things you can do with a camera and pieces of paper.

Laughing In A Foreing Language

Can humour transcend language and cultural difference? That is the issue of the exhibition "Laughing In a Foreing Language", running from now until the end of April in the Southbank Centre, London. I must confess that some pieces maked me laugh out loud, but some others, especialy from some Japanese artists, didn't make any sense to me. Cao Fei and Olaf Breuning were the only artists I knew. Shimabuku (born in Japan, based in Berlin) impressed me for his paper box laid on the corner, speaking to me "Life as a box is not bad... I can go to many places". Chazel (Born in Tehran, based in Paris) also catched me with her Husband Wanted posters. She was working in France and couldn't get a work permit, so she tried to get a visa by marring to some French guy. Kutlug Ataman (Born in Turkey, based in Buenos Aires) just disgusted me with his ridiculous belly dancing.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I'm addicted to, Tate Bookstore, ICA Bookstore, Koening Books. Really. I can't see a bookshop window and there I go with my credit card. Just wanna share with you my last purchases. Maybe I'm gonna read it, maybe they'll only decorate my shelves. I don't care.

Best Wishes Get well Soon - by Ian Steveson

Doubled Game - by Sophie Calle and Paul Auster

Post Office - by Charles Bukowisky

Lee Miller's War

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Free Burma during Rambo Premiere

I took this pictures last Tuesday at Leicester Square during the Rambo Movie Inaguration. A midst of Burma people were protesting against the crashes in the country,