Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

Mark Mothersbaugh, Myopia at the CAC. Aside from being a member and composer for Devo, Mothersbaugh is quite the accomplished visual artist and maker. His exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center is a solid glimpse into a life I would call prolific. Detail “Self Portrait with First Pair of Glasses” DEVO: Boji Boy Mask, New […]


Got a room at the new 21c Museum Hotel next door to the conference thinking I could simply collapse on the bed after my talk. Being a procrastinator, I managed to finish my slides after pulling an all-nighter. This felt like ample reward. So there I am in what I consider the best hotel going […]

The State Hermitage

The State Hermitage is one of the oldest museums in the world and a highlight of Saint Petersburg. We arrived before the doors were open and went through endless rooms until our legs were sore. I’m guessing we saw a fraction of what was available. You’ll note in the 48 some odd photos past the […]

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

A favorite part of Moscow was the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, which sits under the towering (and beautiful) Monument to the Conquerors of Space (a 360 feet tall titanium rocket shooting into space.) The museum is filled with artifcats, models, space suits, and ships from the Russian space program through the ages. One favorite bit (along […]

Soviet nuclear submarine base, Balaklava

The harbour city of Balaklava is a part of Sevastopol, and home to a retired Soviet nuclear submarine base. At one point, everyone in the city worked at the heavily fortified facility. A few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the base was shut down and later opened to the public. Carved […]

The Getty Center

I’m often whining to do touristy things and I finally got my wish this trip and went up to The Getty Center in LA. The space was glorious, especially outside. And Los Angeles does have a lovely light about it. The exhbits of the museum left me wanting though. The photography installations lacked scale. Flow […]

Friends and Art

Feliz Gonzalez-Torres “Untitled” (Supreme Majority) 1991 Took a while to work through images from this particular Sunday, as the hours were filled with so. much. good. stuff. My friend Thor is exceptional at finding quality things to do, and provides fine company. We started at the MoMA and smartly ate lunch at their cafe. Headed […]

Ho Chi Minh Museum