Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
Museum closures have had one fringe benefit: the plethora of virtual tours, podcasts, and live lectures that have sprung up in art institutions across the world.
In our own backyard for example, Santa Monica’s ROSEGALLERY is currently featuring a thought-provoking online exhibition called “This Seems A Home.”
“Where does it come from, this longing for home?” we’re invited to consider.
“As we all sit inside our respective spaces, waiting for this plague to pass, the question of home is both as apparent and as vague as ever. Even in our realms of usual comfort, an abundance of stagnant time can summon unease.”
The online space is presented as chapters (three as of this writing) in a book. Song lyrics, poems, prose extracts, and artist’s commentary augment the experience.
Chapter 1 features “Window Series,” a collection of digital collages from the Mexico City-based “young architecture office” PALMA. The goal is to explore “contrast in materiality in an abstract manner using texture.” At first glance, I thought, Right, and the result is Edward Hopper, stripped of humanity and heartbeat.
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