Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy | MoMA
“The passageways conceal clever little sculptural assemblages of objects found and made, high and low: a ceramic figurine of a Chinese scholar, gazing at an ersatz scholar’s rock, atop a peeling shrink-wrapped pedestal; a can of La Morena salsa in flirtatious dialogue with a postcard-size reproduction of a 17th-century Flemish painting; and a surprise at the end that’s too good to spoil here.“–The New York Times
Last chance! Rachel Harrison’s room-sized installation Perth Amboy closes Monday, September 5.
[Installation view of Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 19–September 5, 2016. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Gretchen Scott]
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James Baldwin was born in Harlem 92 years ago today.
“I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it and I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know it.”
–from “A Letter to My Nephew”
Jason Pryor of the United States (right) in action against Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland during the Men's Epee at the Summer Olympics.
Jason Pryor (center) and his friend and fellow fencer Dwight Smith (left) take a break during training at the Fencer's Club in New York City on June 17.
Pryor's mask and foil lay on the floor during training at the Fencer's Club in New York City on June 17.
With six years of Olympic preparation behind him, American Jason Pryor took to the fencing strip in Rio on Tuesday.
When I caught up with him a few days before his match, he told me, “I’ve never been more ready for anything in my entire life.”
Pryor, 28, from South Euclid, Ohio, is the top men’s epee fencer in the U.S., and ranked no. 24 in the world.
His opening opponent is Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland, ranked no. 13.
“He is one of THE best fencers in the world,” Pryor says, anticipating the matchup. “So at this point, I just have to get rid of all that and decide to have a good day, because it’s just another tournament.”
Photos: (top) Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images and Adrienne Grunwald for NPR
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