TOOT BEAT Men posed in front of the Centre Pompidou museum in Paris Thursday. A new sculpture, by Adel Abdessemed, depicts former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane head-butting Italian soccer player Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup Final. (Photo: Yoan Valat / EPA via The Wall Street Journal)
I’ll be honest: I’d do this too.
The Knicks (old & new) at Tyson Chandler’s art exhibit.
When Nate Hill, the performance artist, tweeted that he would be in front of our building throwing free cheeseburgers to people on the street, which we read about in The Guardian, we had to see for ourselves. With camera phone in one hand, we documented his trip down the block AND caught a cheeseburger!
Performance art? You be the judge. But don’t miss another performance artist, Marina Abramović, when she speaks at 92Y in October.
‘Urban hactivist’ Florian Rivière and his DIY guerrilla tactics have transformed even the most ponderous of urban spaces and artifacts into gags, visual puns, and humorous critique. Rivière’s latest project “Don’t Pay, Play” divines sports complexes out of the checkered parking spaces of car parks, rendering what is generally perceived as one of the city’s greatest, yet unavoidable ills into potential public spaces.
See more at The Atlantic Cities. [Images: Julie Roth]
The art: Alec Soth, Fort Jefferson Memorial Cross from the series “Sleeping by the Mississippi,” 2002.
The news: “How This Economy is Just Murder for Blue-Collar Workers,” by Jeffrey Goldberg for TheAtlantic.com. Goldberg’s post discusses Don Peck’s new book, “Pinched: How The Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It.”
Background: Soth is the photographer of the George W. Bush economy, of people and places not targeted by Bush’s economic policies. This picture was taken as part of Soth’s “Sleeping by the Mississippi” project, which chronicled people and places along America’s ‘third coast,’ the Mississippi River. Fort Jefferson is in Wickliffe, Kentucky. The series is also available as a book.