Roof Garden Art, The Theater of Disappearance

Naomi M. Gruer



A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the roof. Not only do you get an amazing view of Manhattan, you get to explore changing exhibitions. On view until October 29, 2017 is sculptor Adrián Villar RojasThe Theater of Disappearance, a “performative diorama, where banquet tables occupy an oversize black-and-white checkerboard floor punctuated by sculptures that fuse together human figures and artifacts found within the museum. The resulting juxtapositions put forth a radical reinterpretation of museum practices.”

Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas has transformed the Cantor Roof with an intricate site-specific installation that uses the Museum itself as its raw material. Featuring detailed replicas of nearly 100 objects from The Met collection, The Theater of Disappearance encompasses thousands of years of artistic production over several continents and cultures, and fuses them with facsimiles of contemporary human figures as…

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Reading Links…9/26/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author


Reading Links…9/26/17

Traci Kenworth


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Ghost House (2017)

Wildfire Movies


Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hebert, Michael S New, Mark Boone Junior

Director: Rich Ragsdale

On holiday in Thailand, a young couple fall in with some new friends, who offer, after a drinking and strip club session, to take them to an amazing photo opportunity. Taken to a strange and eerie forest, to see ghost houses, model size dwellings for spirits, the young woman is tricked into taking on the curse of the ghost house there. Can her fiancé find out how to lift the curse before she is sent mad and her soul is taken forever?

This film does suffer from some classic horror film cliches, people do idiotic things that you probably wouldn’t do in real life. And I did feel like the local Thai people were sidelined and not really treated like real people. They come across as cute peasants a lot of the time…

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