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Walking on Water in Italy
Christo / Curiosities / design / Public Art / Uncategorized

Walking on Water in Italy

Here’s one Christo project–this time in Italy– that I can say is intriguing and worth the always substantial investment by his wealthy patrons.  I’d love to see it but will at least enjoy the video. (sorry, link feature is malfunctioning) http://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/wrapped-reichstag?images=completed#.V2TAKbsrKpA Suggest a retrospective for comparisons! In 2005, he chose the color Saffron again, installing “The … Continue reading

art / Contemporary Art / Curator / Diplomacy / Iran / Iranian Art / Uncategorized

A Most Welcome Surprise from Iran

Given the horrific developments in the Middle East these days, I was delighted when a friend forwarded me this article about the treasured modern art collection in the remarkable Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran…. The Hirshhorn’s director, Melissa Chiu described the collection as “ one of the great unseen collections of postwar European and … Continue reading

Defense / Foreign Policy / international relations / Middle East / PTSD / Syria / War Correspondents

Powerful Reflections on PTSD from TedX Cannes

photo credit: recoveryranch.com Worth watching to hear from a deeply thoughtful journalist about his near-death experience in Iraq and subsequent investigations into PTSD. The relatively muted outcry about what’s going on in Syria is perhaps explained by the dulling of global sensibilities to drama and death in the Middle East.  In the future, there will … Continue reading

glacier studies / global warming / photography / Science

Glacial Event 3 Years Ago Equivalent to the Entire Island of Manhattan Disappearing–Except Three Times as High—Warming Continues

Captured glacial calving disaster…..and explanation of perspective.  Thanks, hmmmm. to upworthiest broadcast of the day…. Here’s the striking metric:It took 100 years for this glacier to retreat 8 miles.  It took ten years 2000-2010 to retreat 9 miles. Three years hence, the retreat continues to accelerate. Continue reading