page 13

to NEWS main page- click here

back to News page 12  click here

to page 14

February 28, 2011

I will be in Cuba from 1 March  - 12 March 2011- The Museum will be closed on Sunday 6th March 2011

February 5, 2011

I was in Caracas for 4 days for the exhibition of collage paintings by Kurt Kirchner at the Humbold Institute, where on the night of his opening a play inaugurated by Mario Diament called, "un informe sobre la banalidad del amor" the turbulent love story of German philosopher Martin Heidegger and his jewish student Hannah Arendt, fantastically acted and very moving. I have to find more about them and read her books.

Kurt, Gabi his wife, and Thomas a German visitor and I  went to Museo Contemporaneo, and Museo de Bellas Artes, very wonderful collections, Sir Anthony Caro has a reclining realistic figure "table sculpture" there, after Matisse, without arms and head, but beads, Markus Lueperts has his Good Sheppard, lots of wonderful Marisol Escobar sculpture, paintings by Wifredo Lamm,  and 3 Charles Simmons Dwellings were in two corners, who had his dwellings on Lutze's window sills on Second Ave. in N.Y. in the seventies. I kept thinking, "what am I doing here" very much like the real- life TV series on fishing, but I liked to be away from home, making me love it even more, and Kurt, Gabi and Thomas were wonderful to be with. Kurt knows everything about art and has strong views, which I like.

In the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, there are places where you could put on wigs and pose as a picture, here I am as Frida





Kurt Kirchner, German painter, living in Venezuela


One of Kurt Kichner's Collages at the exhibition at Asociacion Cultural Humbold in Caracas


An early painting by Luisa Richter

Painting by Luisa Richter, German painter, who has lived in Caracas nealy all her life, her work is usually abstract


A typical Luisa Richter painting, who represented Venezuela at the Venice Bienale once. I met her about 20 years ago

A surprising "Table Sculpture" by Sir Anthony Caro (1924)
Odalisque with Sandals 1986

A dwelling for the small people by Charles Simmons who had several of his dwellings on Lutze's window sills on 2nd Ave, New York in the 70s. This is at the Museo Contemporaneo in Caracas


Jacobo Borges (1931) Venezuelan artist
Reflections in the Water  1986
oil on canvas
National Museum Collection

With Kurt and Gabi Kirchner at his opening at Humboldt Institute Caracas, I was always freezing



to the top

<< back to page 12 - click here