Valen's Reef A film by Conservation International - Experience the diverse coral reefs of Raja Ampat in this immersive 360-degree video created in partnership with virtual reality production company Here Be Dragons and Finch Company, and made possible with support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. - Filmed in the waters of eastern Indonesia's Bird's Head region, "Valen's Reef" takes viewers to vibrant reefs where 600 types of corals — far more than the Caribbean — and 1,765 species of fish — more than the Great Barrier Reef — are thriving. This is the site of one of the most successful community-based ocean conservation programs in the world, the Bird's Head Seascape Initiative. In the film, local fisherman-turned-scientist Ronald Mambrasar narrates an underwater journey in lyrical Indonesian, sharing with his young son Valen the story of how this initiative has helped the community reclaim and protect their ancestral waters. (Description courtesy of Conservation International)
"Above Below Betwixt Between, Every Which Way, Silence (For John Cage) Large-scale steel sculptures and an installation drawing by Richard Serra. - Where: Gagosian Gallery, 555 W 24th St, Chelsea, Manhattan NY When: runs through 22 October 2016 - Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present four new large-scale steel sculptures and an Installation Drawing by Richard Serra. -Richard Serra's (b. 1938) first solo exhibitions were held at the Galleria La Salita, Rome, 1966, and, in the United States, at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York, in 1969. His first solo museum exhibition was held at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970. Serra has since participated in documenta 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 8 (1987), in Kassel; the Venice Biennales of 1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013; and the Whitney Museum of American Art's Annual and Biennial exhibitions of 1968, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1995, and 2006. (Description courtesy of Gagosian Gallery)
Fun Stuff To Do in the City! Students! Are you at a loss for ideas to do over the weekend? Hopefully this short video clip will change that! We also recommend taking some time to explore the neighborhood of Alphabet City, as it is considered to be the holy grail of the city's underrated restaurant scene!