In many of her recent works, Julie Mehretu confronts extreme global events and their impact on our senses of time, space, and belonging. She based Hineni (2018)on images of the 2017 northern California wildfires, and the burning of Rohingya homes in Myanmar, as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Julie Mehretu, Hineni (E. 3:4)
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The Truth About Fuel Efficiency: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Hyundai i30
It’s all too easy to be lured in by flashy advertisements and promises of fuel efficiency when shopping for a new vehicle. But how do you know if the car you’re interested in will live up to those claims? If you’re looking at Hyundais specifically, don’t worry — we’ve got your back! In this article, we’ll discuss the value of Hyundai cars regarding their fuel economy. We’ll also help you make an informed decision about whether or not it’s worth investing in. You won’t want to miss out on what we have to say.
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NASA Orbit Pavilion at the Huntington Library
On my recent holiday trip to Southern California, it turns out I was just in time to check out a cool site-specific installation, NASA’s Orbit Pavilion, which ‘set down’ at the Huntington Library and Gardens in 2016 and just closed to the public on December 31st so it can move on to its next destination. Talk about perfect timing. Over the years, Orbit Pavilion provided thousands of visitors with an opportunity to ‘hear’ more than 20 earth-orbiting satellites as they move across the sky collecting research data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought.
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Crochet Coral Reef, Toxic Seas at The Museum of Arts and Design
Coral Forest, Installation View (All Photos By Gail)
Crochet Coral Reef: Toxic Seas celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Crochet Coral Reef (2005–present), an ongoing project by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim and their Los Angeles–based organization, the Institute For Figuring. Mixing crocheted yarn with plastic trash, the work fuses mathematics, marine biology, feminist art practices, and craft to produce large-scale coralline landscapes, both beautiful and blighted. At once figurative, collaborative, worldly, and dispersed, the Crochet Coral Reef offers a tender response to the dual calamities facing marine life: climate change and plastic trash.
With 2016 being the hottest year on record, living reefs everywhere are under stress. Into these arenas of color huge areas of whiteness now intrude; bleaching events signal that corals are sick and dying. In 2005, in response to devastation of the Great Barrier Reef in their native Australia, the Wertheims began to crochet a simulation of healthy and ailing reefs.
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Happy Earth Day, 2013
Google Home Page Doodle for April 22, 2013
This year, Earth Day (celebrated globally) is all about increasing awareness of climate change and its disastrous effects on our planet. Find out more about what you can do personally to help Save the Earth at This Link.