Raphael, Terranuova Madonna, 1504-1505, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin
I took this photograph for Hasan @3pipenet when I was visiting Gemaldegalerie in Berlin two years ago. Hasan, whom we lost so suddenly and unexpectedly over the weekend, was always an inspiring force, even when I was visiting museums; I had to make a special effort to find the Raphaels in any collection and send him photographs. He lived on the other side of the world, and reached out to connect individuals from all the corners of the world through a common love of art, knowledge, beauty and life. Although many of us never met him in person nor even talked to him, he was closer to us than most of the people we may encounter in our daily lives. He reached out to people and made strong connections which he shared so generously with each new addition to his life. I met Monica, Ben, and Frank, art history bloggers all of whom I had gotten to know through Hasan, last year in New York when we all agreed that he had adopted us. This sentiment feels even more poignant today as many of us who had connected with Hasan through our work as art historians or social media are expressing deep grief, disbelief and a great sense of loss. He made cyberspace real, making sure to bring about real-life interactions between the individuals behind the blogs and the ideas.
Hasan was taken from us too early and abruptly, but I believe his legacy will live for many lifetimes. I know that I will work more diligently on my research and writing while making a greater effort to make personal connections. I will also continue searching for the Raphaels in every collection I visit… because I feel we owe it to Hasan to make an effort to keep his spirit alive.
A #MW2013 workshop run by Sharna Jackson of Tate and Danny Birchall of Wellcome Trust. The workshop discusses how museums and galleries can create digital games and toys.
now I can read all those awesome quotes that went by so fast in the workshop! Thanks!
"Portlandia is the second largest hammered copper statue in America (the largest is the Statue of Liberty).”
By Raymond Kaskey, 1943 -
Located: Portland Building
1120 SW 5th Avenue
City Lighthouse 4 – John Osebold
NOT LYDIA is not named Lydia. She sits on a park bench one day and sees a mountain hovering over a parking lot. Such a thing! Her brain alights trying to figure it out but instead a piano is on fire underground. She can’t stop crying it’s so beautiful.
A single lightbulb flickers on and a voiceover describes things you’re not seeing.
A dead man sits with his back turned to us. We realize we’re outside. It’s night and we can’t speak. We just watch the dead man and wonder what his face is.
NOT LYDIA spends an entire montage traveling to the mountains but they keep getting farther away. So she digs down into the earth. She digs for two days. Finally, she finds a hatch. On the hatch is a lock. On the lock is a map. On the map is a mountain. On the mountain is NOT LYDIA. She looks down. Miles below her is a parking lot.
Salsa to go