#NewMusicTuesday: #YoungtheGiant #HomeoftheStrange

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My best friends and I recently went to see Young the Giant at Radio City Music Hall. The band is spectacular live and it was one of the most fun concerts I have been to. Literally, they were perfect live and had two encores toward the end of the show. If you have the chance to see them on tour now. GO. YTG IS WORTH IT.

 

The song I chose is “Mr. Know-It-All” because it reflects what is happening in today’s culture. Many people constantly feel alone, even with the help of technology and people do not really know who the real person is sometimes. It is sad to see we’re all “Mr. Know-It-Alls” because people constantly feel judged too and we are in the age of the overthinking.

Enjoy this song and happy Tuesday everyone!

-km xoxo

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#TheMetUnfinished

Art

I had the opportunity to visit The Met Breuer  Friday, September 2nd after my internship because I really wanted to see its exhibition, Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible and I needed to go to The Met Fifth Ave. Museum for my Modern New York Art Class. Not to fret, I will type up a post relating to that visit soon too.

However, the Unfinished exhibition was unique to see because it was a clever and innovative way to see a variety of artists’ process creating a piece. The third floor had classical modern artists and then by the fourth floor it would gradually transition into the abstract artists.

Personally, I think the part II of the exhibition was my favorite because of the heavy amount of abstract artists like Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock to Jasper Johns. Also, I enjoy looking at abstract art because it challenges and makes me think more what the piece is really about.

For instance,  Alberto Giacometti’s Annette (1961) was very haunting and dark. It reminded me of an ad from FX’s American Horror Story. Frankly, when I read the Met’s description, it the woman is Giacometti’s wife. It seems as if he was outlining his wife as a painting sketch. The painting looks more raw rather than too over worked.

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An over worked example would be Jackson Pollock’s Number 28 (1950) because there are smudges to fix some of the drippings he was adding. His struggle and irritation with this piece is fascinating. Maybe the medium he was using was not up to his standards.

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Yet, one painting I obsessed over was Jasper Johns’ Voice (1964/1967). It was simplistic and looked like a concrete pavement. The ironic thing about this piece is it is not complete. I could not stop thinking about why is there a spoon a fork hanging at the side. But, then I kept looking and noticed the word, “voice” is written on the bottom of the window wiper like branch. Then it hit me, it is about loosing a voice since society wants the people to be perfect and the people’s voice does not matter. Maybe, we are loosing our appetite to keep our voice too.

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My first time visiting The Met Breuer was not a disappointment and I was glad to understand the iconic artists more.

-km xoxo

 

 

If the Whitney Museum and MoMa had a baby — it would be The Broad

Art

The Broad is a top museum to visit in Los Angeles and reserving tickets online is extremely competitive. However, my sister and I had the opportunity to reserve tickets in advance to visit The Broad June 17.

The museum was beautiful inside and out. The architecture was magnificent and we felt like we were in an alien space ship. The exploration was endless throughout the building and we only went to The Broad Collection top floor. Yet, the bottom floor included the new Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life exhibition. This one is noted a special exhibition, which is not free to the public and the wait line consisted of waiting an hour. Frankly, we decided not to pay or see the exhibition. The thing is, we did not understand why would you pay for an exhibition when the rest is free. Also, the wait for Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room was a five hours. My sister and I were actually disappointed not seeing it at all.

When we went to the top floor, The Broad Collection was impressive and minimalist towards its curation. The odd thing I kept noticing was how similar the works chosen that were on display to the Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art. Plus, most of the works were similar pieces past artists have done. For instance, the Whitney displayed the “Rückenfigur” (2009) and the Broad has the “Double America 2” (2014).

Personally, I felt like I have seen these pieces before and was underwhelmed. However, I am impressed how much The Broad’s public relations team has hyped the museum.

-km xoxo