Tolstoy's bench at Yasnaya Polyana
We Are the World opening this Saturday, January 23 from 6-9 pm at Roots & Culture - a show curated by one of my oldest friends Liliana. The show is prompted by the 1985 music project We Are the World. Liliana has asked twelve artists, all born in the 1980's, to reimagine the original project.
Participating artists are Ninna Berger, Caitlin Denny, John Henderson, Parker Ito, Zachary Kaplan, Anne Guro Larsmon, Matt Momchilov, Justin Olerud, Job Piston, Melissa Sachs, Bailey Salisbury, and Justin Swinburne.
Press Release by Maggie Taft
A man and woman stand caught in the process of walking up stairs, they sing news headlines from August 2008 to each other like a monotone opera.
Still from "August 2008"
16mm film, 5 minutes
Ra di Martino, 2009
Currently on view in "Italics" at the MCA through Feb 14th, 2010
Lana Turner has collapsed!
I was trotting along and suddenly
it started raining and snowing
and you said it was hailing
but hailing hits you on the head
hard so it was really snowing and
raining and I was in such a hurry
to meet you but the traffic
was acting exactly like the sky
and suddenly I see a headline
LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED!
there is no snow in Hollywood
there is no rain in California
I have been to lots of parties
and acted perfectly disgraceful
but I never actually collapsed
oh Lana Turner we love you get up