Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Artistic Consumption Log, Feb. 20, 2012 - Feb. 26, 2012: "Award Season Is Finally Over" Edition

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—A bout of sickness over the past weekend laid me low—or, at least, low enough that I didn't feel much energy in constructing my latest artistic consumption log even during the sick day I took from work on Monday. (I'm better, if not completely 100%, now, for those who were concerned; I'm assuming it was just a bad cold.)

Since I'm late with this log, once again it will go unannotated. Simply put: Philip Glass live ruled, the Oscars sucked, and Doug Wheeler's light-and-space installation at the David Zwirner Gallery offered a mind-expanding 10 minutes—which, in my case, was preceded by three hours of waiting in the cold. Another New York art event, another last-minute scramble to see it before it closes—an unfortunate pattern, that.

Philip Glass (center) and members of the Philip Glass Ensemble after a triumphant live performance of Glass's Music in 12 Parts at Park Avenue Armory Saturday evening


Film Comment Selects 2012, all films screened at Walter Reade Theater in New York
Rebellion (2011, Mathieu Kassovitz)
Face to Face (1975, Ingmar Bergman)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch), seen at 92YTribeca in New York [second viewing]


Music in Twelve Parts (2007, The Philip Glass Ensemble)
Philip Glass: Another Look at Harmony - Part IV (2008, Choir of the 21st Century)
Music in 12 Parts, performed by The Philip Glass Ensemble live at Park Avenue Armory in New York


Romeo + Juliet (2007, Peter Martins), performed by New York City Ballet at David H. Koch Theater in New York


Doug Wheeler: SA MI 75 DZ NY 12, seen at David Zwirner Gallery in New York


The 84th Annual Academy Awards, seen in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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