Work from Japanese Edo period (1603 and 1868)
Growing protests attract tens of thousands across Brazil
For the fifth straight day, pent-up frustration has boiled over into protests over the Brazilian government’s skyrocketing expenditures in preparation for the upcoming World Cup and Summer Olympics, declining economic growth and a harsh response from police that has left hundreds injured.
In the city of Sao Paulo alone, an estimated 65,000 people clogged the streets for the “Free Fare Movement,” which has fought against a recent 10-cent hike in bus fares.
For some perspective on the issue of transportation costs in the country:
Two weeks ago, the Sao Paulo bus fare for a standard one-way trip increased to about $1.50. Workers on minimum wage who take two buses a day can end up spending more than 25% of their monthly income on transportation.
Photos: Marcelo Say’o / EPA, Victor R. Caivano / Associated Press, Christophe Simon / AFP/Getty Images
It’s Ken Price week in New York! The late artist is the subject of two retrospectives opening this week: The Stephanie Barron-curated, LACMA-originated survey of Price’s sculpture opened yesterday at its final venue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’ll be there through September 22. A survey of Price’s works on paper debuts at The Drawing Center tomorrow and will remain on view through August 18. It was curated by Douglas Dreishpoon, the chief curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
The image at top is Price’s Underhung (1997). The second image is an acrylic-and-ink drawing, Liquid Rock (2004).
Barron was the lead guest on Episode No. 45 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. She and host Tyler Green discussed Price’s work, his sense of humor, his tendency to include orifices in his work and much more.
The Shining (room 237)