Beltane Waning Flower Moon
I checked and rechecked my Latin today and still had a couple mistakes; but, mostly it was much improved over last week’s work. Greg and I also made our way through 4 more verses of the Metamorphoses; if I count right that leaves only 14, 991 or so to go. That was the morning.
When I finished, Kate put a blue sack in my hand and I headed off to the MIA. The sack had a grilled cheese sandwich, a banana, mochi, pickles and a diet rootbeer. I polished that off on the way while listening to a very interesting lecture on Marx’ theory of alienation. When I’ve had a chance to absorb it a bit more, I’ll write about it here.
At the museum I attended a lecture on contemporary art with an emphasis on its global expression. The woman, Kristine Stiles, has impressive academic credentials and has compiled a key text for the study of contemporary art: Theory and Documents of Contemporary Art. She tried to stuff a consideration of Until Now and ArtRemix into an already existing lecture on her new book, World Trends in Global Art Since 1945. It was too much. She spoke fast, trying to finish, leaving little room for the audience to write or absorb. Even so, there was a lot of interest and it will help frame tours of the Until Now exhibit when I have to begin.
(much of the contemporary art in Vietnam uses socialist realism, sometimes done on billboards, but also, sometimes using oil paints on silk.)
Spoke a moment with Wendy Depaolis who had surgery February 1st. She looks great and credits her exercise and healthy eating. Something’s working well for her.