Friday, May 30, 2008

"Art Is All Around You" (Marketing Slogan Of The Hirshhorn Museum Of Modern & Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C. In All The Buses And Metro Stations)

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But is it Art?

The first image, by Berkeley photographer Richard Misrach, is of a 'Developed-World' tourist to the Hawaiian Islands, and is part of the "On the Beach" exhibition currently at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The second image, for the New York Times, is by photographer Tomas Munita, and accompanies Simon Romano's article in the World section of the newspaper on "Peru Guards Its Guano as Demand Soars Again".

The post 9/11 Misrach series and exhibition refers to the Cold War Era 1959 film "On the Beach" about fall-out contaminated Australian survivors of a devastating nuclear Third World War between NATO and the Soviet Union which has detroyed the total Northern Hemisphere; while the Munita photograph refers strictly to the 'Developing-World' workers in the global energy and guano marketplaces, as pictured.

Photo credits: (c) Richard Misrach and Tomas Munita via the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the New York Times. All rights reserved. With thanks.


World Bank President Robert Zoellick "A 10-point plan for tackling the food crisis" Financial Times May 29, 2008


The Hirshhorn Museum

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C.

The Washington National Opera

Public Radio Classical WETA-FM, in the Nation's Capital


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