Tuesday, January 29, 2013

thievery corporation at 9:30 club


I first saw Thievery Corporation about a year ago, also at the 9:30. I actually went to the show by myself, which was not a big deal except that Thievery is one of those bands who make you want to turn to your friend and dance/cheer/fist bump the night away. Needless to say, this time around I was thrilled to have an awesome crew along for the ride. Fists were bumped, and fun was had by all. Here's the write-up, with some sweet pics of the party (one of which I stole and pasted above).

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

stacked


Ai WeiWei's retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum proves an obligatory stop when visitors come to town. WeiWei's photography, large-scale installations and dissenting political commentary make "According to What?" one of the city's most intriguing exhibitions. "Forever Bicycles," a commentary on overpopulation, is probably my favorite piece in the show, so I was blown away when coming across photos of "Stacked" currently on display at Italy's Galleria Continua. Of the mesmerizing installation, MyModernMet says: "As the main mode of transportation in WeiWei's homeland of China, the installation criticizes mass production....The towering piece reflects the overpopulation of 'things,' and, thus, the people that own them."