endlessly repeating twentieth-century modernism

November 6, 2011
Went to the MFA today... besides Christian Marclay's "The Clock", Josiah McElheny's "Endlessly Repeating Twentieth-Century Modernism" might have been the most intriguing work we saw... some intriguing glass vessels in an amazing mirrored box (there's a diferent tableau on each side) with the repetition going off into the virtual distance... and a good use of one way mirrors so you can just see the vessels, not your own reflection...


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The MFA store used to be a delight after an afternoon of museuming. At 1/3 the size and minus remaindered books it loses a lot.
The Boston MFA broke their Buddhas room by ripping out a permanently closed side door, transforming from sacred space to graceless gallery.
Also the MFA Art of the Americas wing is grand, but the great big glass doors' handles are terrible, the pull side identical to push-bad design. Sigh.
But I loved MFA's showing of Marclay's "The Clock", 24 hours of beautifully spliced footage from movies synced to real time by the time they show in the scene- memorizing. We watched from 12:30-1, coulda stayed for hours.


november blender of love