January 11, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: The musical stage adaptation of Mel Brooks' film "The Producers," starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, with choreography by Susan Stroman, comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph St., Feb. 1-25. (312) 573-1173 "In Between: Art from Poland, 1945-2000" the first major survey of contemporary Polish art in the United States, is the centerpiece of a citywide collaboration on the subject.
August 7, 1987 |
Paint the city, in summer, in tones of green and gray. The Polish foliage overgrows its boundaries, burdened tree limbs bend over the curving walkways of the public parks and the weeds come up to the thigh. It seems a city where the lawn mowers have been confiscated. In the old center of the city, vegetation surrenders to concrete, to patches of bared brick where the dirty stucco has lost its grip.
September 19, 1999
NOW OPEN Through Sept. 26: "Common Threads: Pueblo and Navajo Textiles in the Southwest Museum," Southwest Museum at LACMA West. Through Sept. 30: "A Winding River: Journey of Contemporary Art in Vietnam," Bowers Museum of Cultural Art. Through Oct. 10: "Nadar/Warhol: Paris/New York" and "Light and Darkness: The Photographs of Hill and Adamson," J. Paul Getty Museum. Through Oct.
March 5, 2006 |
WHEN I was an art student, all Sturm und Drang and torn fishnets, Lawrence Weschler's "Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees," a study of Los Angeles artist Robert Irwin, inspired me to tape a number of long pieces of yarn between my bed, desk, floor and ceiling. As I recall, I was interested in defamiliarizing the relationship between my body and my room.
April 19, 1990 |
On April 23, 1945, Ginetta Sagan was rescued from a Nazi torture chamber. Two Germans impersonating Gestapo agents dragged her off the floor of the interrogation room and threw her into a car. In sinister silence, they drove the 20-year-old Italian Resistance fighter not to the execution she was expecting, but to a local hospital. They handed her over to the Mother Superior without a word and drove off. Sagan never saw them again.
February 13, 2000 |
What is the secret connection, the reader of this eccentric and enjoyable book may ask, between Polish poster art and the American western? None whatsoever, except for the obvious fact that some Polish posters were made to advertise American western movies.