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“We Never Fell”

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On display in front of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) for the Singapore Biennale 2013, the collection of sculptures was created by Nguyen Tran Nam of Vietnam. The figures are meant to represent different sectors of Vietnamese society.

Given the rounded bottoms of the structures, if interacting with the sculptures, they do swing but remain standing. The overall theme of the sculptures represent human adaptability and resilience, in particular, looking at Vietnam’s history and the demonstrated ability for people to change.

According to the Singapore Biennale 2013 Program: "The harder one beats down on these sculptures, the stronger they bounce back in recovery and retaliation."

According to the Singapore Biennale 2013 Program: “The harder one beats down on these sculptures, the stronger they bounce back in recovery and retaliation.”

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM

From Sea to Table

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The August 2012 dinner theme in the Trustees Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlighted fresh fish and shellfish from local New York waters.

The first course was the Long Island Fluke Crudo; served with watermelon, radish, kalamata olive, and basil.

Written by Paulo Loreto

September 4, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Sallet (Italy, approx. 1460)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, is such a HUGE place, no matter how many times one visits, there always seems to be something new to discover.

While aimlessly wandering around, this Sallet was on display in the Arms and Armor wing.

According to the description:

“The helmet represents the head of the Nemean Lion, whose pelt was worn as a headdress and cloak by the mythological hero Hercules.”

Lion

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 19, 2011 at 10:19 PM