For photography lovers who live in the US and have cable, turn on The Sundance Channel this month.
Films featuring Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, Robert Maplethorpe and William Eggleston, among others, will be shown.
I have a renewed interest in the Sundance Channel. Today Mark and I saw part of a show on Jeff Koons. He was interviewed by Tom Ford, the fashion designer, who walked through Koons' huge studio. Multiple painting and sculpture projects were underway.
Incidentally, Mark and I planned on touring Koons' studio last October through the New Yorker Festival. The event was sold out before it even went on sale. Very upsetting. I was on Ticketmaster the moment the tickets were available, and I'd like to know whether any non-media people actually made it in.
Many New Yorkers say they live here because of the arts, however, most admit that they rarely attend arty events. They love the having the opportunity to go if they had the sudden inspiration to do so.
I have to admit that I'm one of those (lame, slacker) people. It's sad. Mark and I drive past the revolving sign outside BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) all the time.
'We should go,' I say.
'Look, they're playing The Kite Runner.'
Friday Mark and I were all set to go to MoMA. Admission is free after 4pm, and they have what looks like a cool design exhibit going on.
But one thing led to another and our plans changed. We wound up on the couch with Playstation 3, losing to twelve-year-olds online.
Anyway, this is will be my belated New Year's resolution, to stop being one of the lame-o people. Why not experience art that's right here, instead of only living next door to it? On the list besides MoMA and BAM are the inspiring ICP (International Center of Photography) and the Brooklyn Museum.
It's time to get up off the couch, shake off winter and carpe diem, already!
For a Times article on the Sundance films, click here.
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