Building outward

first_imgJames Voorhies was looking down the ramp from the third floor of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, toward the Prescott Street entrance of the new Harvard Art Museums. “How can you not want to walk up this ramp if you don’t know what it is?” he asked with obvious excitement.Voorhies, the new John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center, was expressing his anticipation not only of the opening of Harvard Art Museums in November, but also the potential for the center. A former director of the nonprofit Bureau for Open Culture as well as an art history and critical theory teacher at Bennington College, Voorhies assumed his Harvard post in February.Central to Voorhies’s vision for the Carpenter Center is the building itself, which was designed by the iconic French Modernist Le Corbusier (his only building in the United States) and opened in 1963. The building’s challenging design — a curvilinear mass supported by towering concrete columns, and that ascending S-shaped ramp, essentially splitting the structure in two — has in recent years been seen as more forbidding than welcoming.It’s also not a very practical exhibition space. As Voorhies is quick to acknowledge, “There are no walls.” That is, most spaces in the building — studios and offices alike — are defined by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The third-level Sert Gallery was essentially created by installing interior walls in what was originally conceived of as a floor-through space extending from window to window. Likewise the gallery space in the first-level lobby, which has required that new walls be created for every exhibit.Voorhies’s solution, whenever possible: “No walls.”“I’m trying not to build a lot of walls but to really work with the space,” says Voorhies, going back to the original conception of the building, what he wryly refers to as “Le Corbusier’s zero.” The ramp, the containment of open spaces — both public and private — encompassed by glass walls, was supposed to make the building more inviting, blurring the distinction between outside and inside, drawing the visitor in.Voorhies’s philosophy is to “use the space as it is, rather than forcing it into a white cube” of the typical art gallery.In that regard, for the late-summer/early-fall visiting faculty exhibit, he installed mobile panels instead of the usual dry-wall mounts. In early October, the same panels become a stage backdrop and movie screen for a presentation by Naomi Yang ’86 and Damon Krukowski ’85. Yang screened her short film “Fortune,” while the duo (who record as Damon & Naomi, and both formerly performed with the indie-rock band Galaxie 500) sang and played live accompaniment. The event drew an estimated 150 people.Voorhies has undertaken an ambitious program of visiting artists, who he hopes will engage various departments of the University with layered, multidisciplinary projects. He also commissioned a new website, hoping for a stronger connection with the Harvard community and beyond.“So many people on campus haven’t heard of the Carpenter Center,” says Voorhies. “Or if they have, they haven’t been here.”As director, Voorhies is charged with exhibitions and programming. But the building also houses both the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and the Harvard Film Archive, whose director, Haden Guest, initiated the Damon & Naomi collaboration. It’s that kind of collaborative use of the center’s resources — and “controlled, haphazard” use of the space — that Voorhies hopes will become part of a much broader agenda. “My job is to produce exhibitions, but with an overarching vision of how they connect to the academic life.”In the center’s offices, he produced a press release announcing the building’s opening in 1963, stating the Carpenter’s “educational task in making students from all departments of the University more intensely aware of their visual environment.” It was a sentiment reinforced in the 2008 report by the University’s Task Force on the Arts, which asked, “How can the visual arts connect with all students in all disciplines in Harvard?”To that end Voorhies is bringing in artists whose work could suggest a range of connections for a broad spectrum of faculty and curriculum. For instance, the British artist Simon Fujiwara, whose exhibition “Three Easy Pieces” opens Oct. 23, creates multimedia installations that touch on issues of race, sexuality, and gender. Voorhies is also excited at the prospect of Fujiwara, who teaches in London, making studio visits and working with students. He’d like to see visiting artists making repeated visits over a few years, forging connections with the Harvard community, and ultimately creating site-specific installations commissioned by the Carpenter Center.“It’s the basis of not only presenting something that’s unique in response to the building, but also a way to have an artist here with us on a longer-term basis. So you get two things at once — you get the artists and the connection to them, and an exhibition that can’t happen anywhere else but in this building.”last_img read more

Sunrisers Hyderabad aim to end losing streak against Chennai Super Kings

first_imgHyderabad: It will be an uphill task for the Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure a victory and get back on the winning track when they take on Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Sunrisers, who secured three back to back wins after their loss in the opening encounter in the ongoing IPL, have failed miserably in the last three games.Their batting, which has been largely dependent on the destructive opening pair of Johnny Bairstow and David Warner, hasn’t been able to perform and appears to be in disarray as none of the other batsman have taken the responsibility and finish the games. The Kane Williamson-led side are currently standing at the sixth spot in the points table, and would be desperately hoping to get a win under their bag and move up the table.Chennai, on the other hand, is sitting pretty at the top of the points table with 14 points from eight games. The Men in Yellow will look to confirm their spot in the playoffs against the Sunrisers. In the batting department, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis and captain M.S. Dhoni have all been among the runs while the bowling has also looked pretty strong with Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh taking the responsibility and picking up wickets at regular intervals. (IANS)Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Report: March 24 – March 31, 2014

first_img        Johnson, Crystal34Wichita Ks800 N Oliver, Belle Plaine, KsSUSODriving while suspended3/24/14 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Medina-Meraz, David23Wichita KsI-35 MP 33 Mulvane KsKHPOperate without a valid license3/24/14 Guillory, Andrew J.27Houston, TX.I-35, MP 32KHPFailure to appear3/28/14 Neppl, Brenda Lynn51Milton, KS1346 N Argonia RD Milton, KSSUSODV Battery3/29/14 Reaka, Paul29Derby, Ks211 N Second Mulvane KsMPDFailure to appear3/24/14 Johnson, Jason38Wellington, KS.610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.WPDServe Sentence3/29/14 McMiller, Joseph T.22Wichita KsMcClain County JailSUSOConspiracy aggravated Robbery, Battery,  and Attempted Aggravated Robbery, and Sedgwick County warrant for P.V.3/25/14 Voss, Kelsie J.24Mulvane, KS.510 S. Park, Mulane, KS.MPDDomestic Violence Battery3/27/14 Hunter, Tyere L.20Newton, KS.1000 E. U.S. 166SUSOD.U.I. and  Minor in possession of alcohol3/30/14 Sorrells, Robert M.23Mackinaw Il.I-35, MP 6KHPDriving while suspended3/25/14 Green, Douglas G. Jr.37Conway Springs, KS.Gateway Apt.’sConway Springs P.D.Violation of Protective Order3/27/14 Bail Bondsman Hughes, Rayshon27Wichita Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Stewart, Melissa39Newton, KS.501 N.Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOFailure to appear X 23/27/14 Stewart, Caleb D.26Wellington, KS.324 N. Blaine, Wellington Ks.SUSOTheft, Burglary,  and Interference with L.E.O.3/25/14 Wellington PD3 McGinn, Christina22Wichita Ks501 N. Washington, Wellington KS.SUSOProbation Violation3/25/14 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 3/24/2014 thru 3/31/2014 center_img Cunningham, Travis20Wellington, KS.14th and Washington, Wellington, KS.WPDD.U.I.3/30/14 Phillips, Juliana27Plano, TX.1000 N US81 Belle Plaine, KsSUSODriving under the influence, Invalid drivers license3/29/14 Ryberg, Kathleen J.18Wellington, KS.900 W. 90th Ave, Belle Plaine KSBPPDT.O.C., and Liquor purchase/Consumption by a minor3/29/14 Sumner Co14 Conrad, Amber M.24Wellington, KS.900 W. 90th Ave, Belle Plaine KSBPPDD.U.I., T.O.C., and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor3/29/14 Haskin-Ybarra, Eric24Wellington, KS.522 N. “F”, Wellington, KS.WPDCriminal Damage to Property3/30/14 Mulvane2 Garlow, Nicholas29Wellington, KS.2200 N A St Wellington, KsSUSODriving under the influence3/31/14 Sedgwick Co40 Bookings Belle Plaine2 Bosely, Bonita J.51Belle Plaine, Ks.920 Brooke Rd., Belle Plaine  Ks.SUSOD.W.S., and 2 Sedgwick County warrants3/25/14 KHP4 Rocco, Jerry28Wichita Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Brunner, Dustin25Wellington, KS.610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Worthington, Andrew35El Dorado Ks610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KS.SUSOServe Sentence3/28/14 Conway Springs PD1 Rafael-Antonio, Eulogio29North Platte, NEI-35 MP 2 South Haven KsKHPOperate without a valid license3/24/14last_img read more

‘Gareth Southgate will be doing pizza adverts next week!’- Fans react to England Under-21s’ Euro exit

first_imgShould we have expected anything other than disappointment?England’s Under-21s crashed out of the European Championship in Czech Republic as lost 3-1 to Italy in their final group game.It rounded off a dismal tournament for Gareth Southgate’s starlets as they failed to display any real brilliance in either of their three Group B matches.Supporters who witnessed another disheartening performance from England’s men, couldn’t help but laugh at Southgate, who cut an uninspiring figure on the touchline.And you can see how they reacted on Twitter below… 1 England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate last_img read more