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Denali

Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. With a topographic prominence of 20,156 feet and a topographic isolation of 4,629 miles, Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U. S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centerpiece of Preserve. The Koyukon people who inhabit the area around the mountain have referred to the peak as "Denali" for centuries. In 1896, a gold prospector named it "Mount McKinley" in support of then-presidential candidate William McKinley. In August 2015, following the 1975 lead of the State of Alaska, the United States Department of the Interior announced the change of the official name of the mountain to Denali. In 1903, James Wickersham recorded the first attempt at climbing Denali, unsuccessful. In 1906, Frederick Cook claimed the first ascent, but this ascent is unverified and its legitimacy questioned.

The first verifiable ascent to Denali's summit was achieved on June 7, 1913, by climbers Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, Robert Tatum, who went by the South Summit. In 1951, Bradford Washburn pioneered the West Buttress route, considered to be the safest and easiest route, therefore the most popular in use. On September 2, 2015, the U. S. Geological Survey announced that the mountain is 20,310 feet high, not 20,320 feet, as measured in 1952 using photogrammetry. Denali is a granitic pluton pink quartz monzonite, lifted by tectonic pressure from the subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the North American Plate; the forces that lifted Denali caused many deep earthquakes in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. The Pacific Plate is seismically active beneath Denali, a tectonic region, known as the "McKinley cluster". Denali has a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level, making it the highest peak in North America and the northernmost mountain above 6,000 meters elevation in the world.

Measured from base to peak at some 18,000 ft, it is among the largest mountains situated above sea level. Denali rises from a sloping plain with elevations from 1,000 to 3,000 ft, for a base-to-peak height of 17,000 to 19,000 ft. By comparison, Mount Everest rises from the Tibetan Plateau at a much higher base elevation. Base elevations for Everest range from 13,800 ft on the south side to 17,100 ft on the Tibetan Plateau, for a base-to-peak height in the range of 12,000 to 15,300 ft. Denali's base-to-peak height is little more than half the 33,500 ft of the volcano Mauna Kea, which lies under water. Denali has two significant summits: the South Summit is the higher one, while the North Summit has an elevation of 19,470 ft and a prominence of 1,270 ft; the North Summit is sometimes counted as sometimes not. Five large glaciers flow off the slopes of the mountain; the Peters Glacier lies on the northwest side of the massif, while the Muldrow Glacier falls from its northeast slopes. Just to the east of the Muldrow, abutting the eastern side of the massif, is the Traleika Glacier.

The Ruth Glacier lies to the southeast of the mountain, the Kahiltna Glacier leads up to the southwest side of the mountain. With a length of 44 mi, the Kahiltna Glacier is the longest glacier in the Alaska Range; the Koyukon Athabaskans who inhabit the area around the mountain have for centuries referred to the peak as Dinale or Denali. The name is based on a Koyukon word for "high" or "tall". During the Russian ownership of Alaska, the common name for the mountain was Bolshaya Gora, the Russian translation of Denali, it was called Densmore's Mountain in the late 1880s and early 1890s after Frank Densmore, a gold prospector, the first non-native Alaskan to reach the base of the mountain. In 1896, a gold prospector named it McKinley as political support for then-presidential candidate William McKinley, who became president the following year; the United States formally recognized the name Mount McKinley after President Wilson signed the Mount McKinley National Park Act of February 26, 1917. In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson declared the north and south peaks of the mountain the "Churchill Peaks", in honor of British statesman Winston Churchill.

The Alaska Board of Geographic Names changed the name of the mountain to Denali in 1975, how it is called locally. However, a request in 1975 from the Alaska state legislature to the United States Board on Geographic Names to do the same at the federal level was blocked by Ohio congressman Ralph Regula, whose district included McKinley's hometown of Canton. On August 30, 2015, just ahead of a presidential visit to Alaska, the Barack Obama administration announced the name Denali would be restored in line with the Alaska Geographic Board's designation. U. S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued the order changing the name to Denali on August 28, 2015, effective immediately. Jewell said the change had been "a long time coming"; the renaming of the mountain received praise from Alaska's senior U. S. senator, Lisa Murkowski, who had introduced legislation to accomplish the name c

Kunsthalle Wien

Kunsthalle Wien is the exhibition hall for contemporary art in Vienna. At its two locations in the MuseumsQuartier and at Karlsplatz, it shows themed group exhibitions, solo presentations of established and upcoming artists to provide insight into the Austrian and international art scene. Since it opened in 1992 – shaped like a container – Kunsthalle Wien, as an urban institution, presents national and international contemporary art. In this respect, it is both a location for established art and negotiation site for current societal issues as well as future developments. In the beginning, Kunsthalle Wien was a makeshift structure. Conceptualized as a temporary edifice in the shape of a container by Adolf Krischanitz; the rather controversial yellow container structure changed the local art and exhibition scene. In May 2001, Kunsthalle Wien moved into its new headquarters, designed by the architect duo Ortner & Ortner, at the Museumsquartier. For this headquarters the Winterreithalle of the Hofstallungen was extended by a functional annex which combines the historic building with contemporary architecture.

Two halls with different interior profiles provide space for exhibitions of contemporary art. The entrance area was remodeled and the building extensively renovated in 2013, rendering the original spatial concept visible again. In 2001, the yellow container at Karlsplatz was replaced by a glass pavilion. Since 2019: Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović 2012-2019: Nicolaus Schafhausen 1996-2012: Gerald Matt 1992-1995: Toni Stoos Kunsthalle Wien offers a range of programs to acquaint various target groups with the subjects and queries of contemporary art and stimulate audiences to explore the potential of fine arts. In cooperation with cultural institutions, teachers and curators, the Kunsthalle Wien art education department has been developing a variety of projects and activities – among them special seminars and the "Denkfabrik"; the Kunsthalle Wien dramaturgy department is a novelty in a contemporary art institution. It connects the various levels of Kunsthalle Wien, with its diverse exhibition formats and audiences, on a curatorial and educational level and thus helps to shape Kunsthalle Wien’s long-term concepts.

The corporate design of Kunsthalle Wien has been developed by the Belgian graphic designer and artist Boy Vereecken. Vereecken's approach links two different design elements associated with the city: the grid of the Wiener Werkstätte and the eagle from the federal capital's coat of arms; the logo of Kunsthalle Wien combines a graphically contentual derivation with an playful execution to take account of an institution that always questions itself and changes. 2014 Kunsthalle Wien won the German Design Award in the category "Communication Tool" with its new visual appearance, centring on an eagle, presented in different ways. Kunsthalle Wien organizes several thematic group exhibitions, solo shows, festivals and displays art in the public space each year at both venues. Among them: Stinking Dawn, by Gelatin and Liam Gillick Death to Pigs, by Yhdessa Hendeles Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality Individual Stories. Collecting as Portrait and Methodology Ken Lum. Coming Soon Destination Vienna Curatorial Ethics Pierre Bismuth.

The Curator, the Lawyer and the Psychoanalyst The Future of Memory. An Exhibition on the Infinity of the Present Time Tony Conrad. Two Degrees of Separation Kidnappers Foil Leander Schönweger; the Fog Disperses. Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2014 Blue Times New Ways of Doing Nothing Pierre Bismuth; the Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side – New Vindobona The Brancusi Effect I'm Isa Genzken, The Only Female Fool Attention Economy Silke Otto-Knapp/Carl Fredrik Hill. Questions of Travel Das Wunder des Lebens. Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys Salon der Angst WWTBD - What Would Thomas Bernhard Do Daniel Knorr. Explosion The Art of William S. Burroughs: Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs Urs Fischer Power Up. Female Pop Art Street and Studio Keith Haring 1978 – 1982 1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? Thomas Ruff The Porn Identity Western Motel. Edward Hopper and Contemporary Art Derek Jarman. Brutal Beauty Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint Nathalie Djurberg Raymond Pettibon Summer of Love Luca Faccio, Image Transfers, Wien/Pyongyang Steven Cohen Louise Bourgeois Marcel Broodthaers Anri Sala Ugo Rondinone Yayoi Kusama Tele Steve McQueen Shirin Neshat The Circus as a Parallel Universe Le Surrealisme, c'est moi - Homage an Salvador Dalí Space.

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Tahiti 80

Tahiti 80 are a French indie pop band from Rouen. The group was founded in 1992 by Pedro Resende, Médéric Gontier and Sylvain Marchand. Singer and guitarist Boyer and bassist Resende formed the pop combo as students at the University of Rouen. Taking their name from a souvenir t-shirt given to Boyer's father in 1980, the duo recruited guitarist Mederic Gontier, with the addition of drummer Sylvain Marchand a year the lineup was complete; the foursome released a self-produced and self-financed EP, "20 Minutes" which resulted in them signing a deal with French label Atmospheriques. In 1998, the band flew to New York City to record their first album Puzzle with Andy Chase. Featuring contributions from Eric Matthews and Adam Schlesinger, Puzzle was mixed in Sweden by Tore Johansson. Puzzle received a gold certification from the RIAJ in December 2000. Tahiti 80's U. S. label, Minty Fresh, released a mini LP called Extra Pieces, which included B-sides and other rarities. In 2001, the band re-united with Andy Chase to record a more experimental follow up album, Wallpaper for the Soul.

The sessions took place in Étretat, London. And Portland, Oregon; the album was arranged by Richard Anthony Hewson. Wallpaper for the Soul was released in 2002, garnered positive reviews. Following that, Xavier Boyer selected songs for a compilation called "A Piece of Gold" on behalf of the band. Featuring Todd Rundgren, Small Faces, Donald Byrd, it was only released in Japan. For their third album, from 2003–2004, Tahiti 80 spent several months at their own recording studio, the Tahitilab; the songs were improvised and written in the studio, collaborated with Neal Pogue and Serban Ghenea. British singer Linda Lewis appeared as a guest artist on "Your Love Shines". "Better Days Will Come" was featured in the first episode of the fourth season of Smallville in September, 2004. In 2007, the band transferred to Barclay and in 2008, they returned to the Tahitilab to record Activity Center, it was described by critics as a back to basics album, with a rawer sound and a rock production style. Drums were subsequently played by Julien Barbagallo with percussion by Raphael Leger.

During winter and early spring 2010, Tahiti 80 recorded their fifth album, The Past, The Present & The Possible. The album was released in early 2011. In 2012, Barbagallo left Tahiti 80 to join Tame Impala, with multi-instrumentalist Hadrien Grange of Parisian pop group Dorian Pimpernel replacing him. In 2014, Tahiti 80 released Ballroom, their sixth album, co-produced by Richard Swift. Xavier Boyer: vocals, bass, piano Médéric Gontier: guitar, keyboards Sylvain Marchand: drums, keyboards, piano Pedro Resende: bass, keyboards, vocals Raphaël Léger: drums, Keyboards, vocals Hadrien Grange: keyboards, vocals Julien Barbagallo: drums, keyboards, vocals 1999 Puzzle 2002 Wallpaper for the Soul 2005 Fosbury 2008 Activity Center 2011 The Past, the Present & the Possible 2014 Ballroom 2018 The Sunshine Beat Vol. 1 2019 Fear Of An Acoustic Planet 2003 A Piece of Gold 2005 Unusual Sounds 2010 Singles Club 2019 Fear Of An Acoustic Planet 2005 Changes Official site of Tahiti 80 Tahiti 80 MySpace page