it is miserably humid today. i think i better go over to the art museum and check out the work of those lucky enough to get a chance at being in the triennial.
the triennial was quite impressive. beautiful work, intriguing work, funny work, thought provoking work. not an insubstantial piece in the bunch, in my highly subjective opinion. the curators did a fine job. i couldn't get anyone to explain the process by which artists are chosen, but i did notice that all but one of the pieces were lent by galleries, so there was a faint whiff of money in the air. i was a bit more successful than in the past however, in that i left the museum armed with the name and number of one of the museum curators. i will be sure to be prepared before i make that call. there is also a new exhibit of chicano printmaking that i found substantially more satisfying than the latino paintings of a couple of months ago. again, my opinion is subjective. (back, ali!) i think a certain person mentioned in parentheses might like both of these exhibits a lot.
i lifted this from your journal back in october. "Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace." it just so happens that this very quote is embedded in the cd by SPA that i bought recently. do you remember who said it?