Tag: NYC

What to wear to the ‘Dump Trump!’ march

Monday, 6 November, 2017 0 Comments

As the world prepares, somewhat reluctantly, for Wednesday’s celebration of Donald Trump’s election as US President, some members of the grieving Left remain unsure of what to wear. Not to worry. Barneys of Fifth Avenue in The Donald’s home town has the comrades covered for just $375 per M-65 Anarchy Cotton-Blend Field Jacket.

Barneys of NYC


Her_WTC

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 0 Comments

We’re honouring the 16th anniversary of 9/11 this week here by highlighting some of the photographs collected by the Berlin-based artists Stefka Ammon and Robert Ziegler for their 9/11 remembrance project devoted to tourist images of the World Trade Center. This is “MY_WTC #23 | Rami 1998 | Falling in love on a roof.” Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, a curator at Centre Pompidou in Paris, commented on the photo thus: “an ‘artistic’ nude in the foreground restores to the towers their phallic symbolism.”

“The image was captured in July 1998, my first days in New York City & first romantic moments with the women which became my girlfriend later that time. Each time I look at this picture, it brings out autumn like feelings. Together with the iconic twin towers in the background, it’s a real child like memory.”

Her WTC


9/11 and MY_WTC

Monday, 11 September, 2017 0 Comments

It’s been 16 years to the day since Islamist terrorists used hijacked planes to declare war upon the West and murder some 3,000 innocent people in the process. Those who experienced what has become known as 9/11 will never forget that infamous day and it is our duty to remember it annually and perpetually.

The Berlin-based artists Stefka Ammon and Robert Ziegler have created a project in remembrance of 9/11 in the form of a website devoted to photos of the World Trade Center submitted by people who visited New York City between 1966 and 2001. For the remainder of the week, here, our posts will be devoted to those images. We begin with the photograph titled “MY_WTC #25 | Freidoun 1994,” which was taken from a Hudson River boat filled with tourists. The light creates a dramatic panorama and the spell-binding buildings are magnificent and heart-breakingingly vulnerable.

The World Trade Center