Art Escapes


Some terrific art installations are providing the ideal, interactive escapes right now, immersing viewers in light, color and surreal experiences. At London’s Hayward Gallery, “Light Show” literally warms visitors, with Carlos Cruz-Diez’s “Chromosaturation” neon-filled rooms and geometric shapes and Leo Villareal’s glittering blue LED installation “Cylinder 2.” International art group Squidsoup’s “Submergence,” invites visitors to wander through rooms of 8,000 strings of LED lights at Galleri ROM in Oslo. And Jeongmoon Choi strings fluorescent tubing in series of straight lines across walls, floors and ceilings of rooms, creating disorienting yet soothing geometric experiences for visitors.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.



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