A big thank you to Alice Alexandrescu for having us at the opening of the Beijing/Buffalo Translation exhibition at the Today Art Museum in Beijing.
In this talk, we cover greatness and meaning -- and how to do creative work and stay sane, with some historical examples.
Alice speaks on the finding the balance between internal passion, whilst living in the world of commodity. Looking for a happy medium while collaborating, finding something pleasing to do as art and that exhibits great for the museum:
I'll be doing weekly lectures on strategy in whatever city I'm in, starting this coming week in Beijing, China.
I'll either lecture myself or have a guest -- we have a lot of talented people come through with backgrounds in technology, marketing, finance, sales, art, etc. Currently we've got six bedrooms across two apartments that we use to put up visiting guests and partners, and we have a lot of talented people coming through. Some mix of myself and guests/partners will speak on history, money, business, decisionmaking, statistics, etc.
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Exact Date: Sunday, March 11th. Exact time TBD. Exact Topic: Probably a broad overview of strategy. Location: Shuangjing District, Beijing. A short walk from Shuangjing Station on Line 10. Cost: Free. Optionally make a small donation to charity.
Light refreshments will be served.
I must be in an art sort of mood. I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before Christmas, and then went to the Met and Museum of Modern Art in New York after New Years. Today I even skimmed a book on drawing, but gave up after discovering the first exercise in the book wasn't enough to transform me into Picasso. Cutting out my five minute foray into fine art, here are a couple art things that might be interesting to you:
Hack the Met Tour
My friend Nick Gray has a goal of becoming the best Met tour guide in the world. I think he's already there-- I've been on two of his tours so far and can't wait to go again. He's not an official tour guide. In fact, he's as unofficial as it gets. He's been kicked out before and has to now avoid certain areas of the Met. What's cool about his tours is that although they reflect his love for the Met and the art contained within it, they're irreverent and down to earth. You're as likely to hear about how a piece was conceived as you are to hear about how he might steal it. The highlight was his trick to get to wander around the Met after it's closed, as seen in the top photo here.
His tour is free and runs twice a week on most weekends, but has limited space. If you want to go, contact him through his site or just wander around the Met and try to crash the tour. He's usually pretty open to those things.