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The Double Downtowns of Rio: Doing Business on Rua Assembléia & Rua Buenos Aires

Posted on Jul 12, 2014

An Introductory note on Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, then and now: A massive modernization project at the turn-of-the-century, (referred to by Cariocas as the Bota Abaixo, or the big knock down) transformed downtown Rio into a site of wondrous neoclassical structures such as museums, libraries, opera houses, cafes and elegant Parisian avenues, plazas and promenades. […]

Mark Rothko on “Staying True to Yourself”

Posted on Jul 12, 2014

“I must maintain a congruity between my convictions and actions if I am to continue to function.” –Mark Rothko

Chuck Close on “The Work Itself”

Posted on Jul 12, 2014

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in […]

Use Your Instrument to Play your Music

Posted on Dec 17, 2013

Tacita Dean at the Turbine Hall