Installation view of the exhibition, "The Long Run” @themuseumofmodernart, on view until 4 November. The show includes monographic galleries and rooms that bring together artists across a broad range of backgrounds and approaches. Pictured are several key paintings and works on paper by Philip Guston spanning from 1969 to 1980. The exhibition chronicles the continued experimentation of artists long after their supposed “breakthrough" moments. All the artists featured in “The Long Run”—drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection—are united by a ceaseless desire to make meaningful work, year after year, across decades.
Once upon a time, in a city called Melbourne, there existed the most magical of neon signs. According to Adam Dimech, “The original (erected 1955) just read "Allen's Sweets", but in 1969 a more extravagant sign was created by Claude Neon, which involved several overlays variously reading "Allen's Sweets", "Cool Cool Kool Mints" and "Anticol Cough Drops". The sign also featured a 'firework' with raindrops to catch attention and cough lollies actually falling from the Anticol packet. The entire sequence lasted a lenthy 35 seconds! In it's entirety, the Allen's Sweets sign measured 30 metres in width and 12 metres in height and was supported by a scaffold originally intended for a Holden car advertisement.” The Allen’s factory, along with the neon sign, was demolished in 1987 to make way for the Southbank Precinct. As a teenager I would stand on the bridge at dusk and watch the best show in town. Sweet memories. Info and Image: http://www.adonline.id.au/neon/allens-sweets/ #allenssweets#neonsigns#Australianmodern#midcentury#Modernist#australiandesign#modernism#mcm#midcenturymodern#instagood#instastyle#modernism#postwar#modernistmelbourne#modernistinterior#1950sarchitecture#midcenturydesign#ausmodern
Old pic of 75-80s post war kit. I say post war because the shirt is OG 507 which was put in use in 75 after the US withdrew from Vietnam....and I am using Alice gear. Vietnam is kinda expensive to collect so Im lucky my M1 is genuine. #airsoft#bbwarz#bbwarztx#postwar#og507#m1helmet
I feel most comfortable when my images are fairly minimal. Almost New topographical... there’s a beauty which you only find when you give things space to breathe. Then you start to notice the small things, the paint patches, holes for locks drilled, then drilled again. Reinforcement where corners of doors fell off... the way the clearing of dust indicates the approximate period that elapsed since the last time someone bent down to undo that padlock.
The Department of Sociology of University of Colombo will be organizing the monthly seminar for the month of July, on “Participatory Theatre for Reconciliation in Post-war Sri Lanka” which will be delivered by Ms. Mandy Koenraads.
Mandy Koenraads has completed a postgraduate MSc (Research) in International Development Studies (specializing in Education) from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has conducted an independent research in Sri Lanka, of which the findings will be presented at the seminar lecture.
Date: Monday, 23rd July 2018
Venue: Seminar Room of the Department of Sociology, University of Colombo