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Visual ArtsTue, 16 Oct 2018 11:45

Greece Is Finally Crawling Out Of Its Economic Disaster — What’s Next For Its Art World?

“Since Greece officially ended its decade-long economic bailout this summer, its government has been tentatively moving forward with plans to ease austerity measures on its citizens. … We asked figures from Greece’s art world to reflect on the economic crisis and its effect on the arts, and to look towards the future.”Source:

Visual ArtsMon, 15 Oct 2018 17:01

In The Instagram Age, What’s Next For Photography?

Maybe photographers have been too worried about photography losing relevance. Indeed, it’s highly relevant. “One could argue from this evidence that it is the medium of our time, not just defining our globally connected digital image culture, but propelling it. Even a decade ago, no one could have predicted the seismic shift that has occurred […]Source:

Visual ArtsMon, 15 Oct 2018 16:30

The Roald Dahl Museum Was Massively Flooded This Year, But It’s Reopening

Appropriately punny for a museum that celebrates the author of The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and James and the Giant Peach (not to mention Matilda), “Isabelle Reynolds, from the museum, said: ‘We hope the closure hasn’t put a dampener on things.'”Source:

Visual ArtsMon, 15 Oct 2018 16:02

After Furious Debate, A Place Is Found In Paris For Jeff Koons Tulips

There was an uproar from critics who argued that the gesture was clumsy and opportunistic, if not cynical, as Mr. Koons didn’t have a direct connection to the terrorist attacks. “The general outcry was in part caused by a form of outdated anti-Americanism, but it was also a sincere, offended one,” said Guillaume Piens, the […]Source:

Visual ArtsMon, 15 Oct 2018 13:45

What’s The Behind-The-Scenes Story On The Da Vinci Painting Restoration And Its Cancelled Showing?

Jonathan Jones rounds up all of the scuttlebutt – and there’s a lot. “A crucial piece of evidence that Leonardo painted Salvator Mundi also suggests that its restoration has been excessive and has muffled its power. Ironically, this seems to make the work both an original and, in my view, a kind of kitsch concoction.”Source:

Visual ArtsMon, 15 Oct 2018 13:15

It’s Very Serious To Stick Something To A Statue, And You Should Not Do It Ever, But These Googly Eyes Are Hilarious Anyway

The world came to knew Nathanael Greene as the Revolutionary War general whom Alexander Hamilton didn’t want to serve as secretary, but now? Well, now he’s the googly-eyed statue dude. (And the police of Savannah, Georgia, would like us all to know it’s not funny. Not funny at all.)Source:

MusicTue, 16 Oct 2018 11:30

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Orchestra Strike Is Over — What Did The Strikers Get Out Of It?

Not that much. “In two major respects — fewer weeks of work and a smaller permanent orchestra — the agreement was in line with what management had been seeking. But the musicians noted that … further cancellations would be destructive for everyone involved; and that a long strike would hurt their colleagues in the company’s […]Source:

The WorldTue, 16 Oct 2018 04:38

Arts Council of Indianapolis – President and CEO

The Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. Source:

PeopleMon, 15 Oct 2018 22:05

Cellist Gets Back The Cello That Took Bullets For Him

“They don’t love the music, because they told me this is haram (forbidden). [They said] you work with the U.S.A … this is [like the] Army,” recounted Tariq Abdul Razzac. The militants were armed, and as Razzac attempted to flee, they shot at him. His cello, strapped to his back, absorbed the shots. The bullets pierced through […]Source:

The WorldMon, 15 Oct 2018 21:58

Director of Development

Music of the Baroque, one of Chicago's most respected chorus and orchestras, seeks a Director of Development to help deliver its ambitious plans up to and beyond its 50th anniversary in the 2020-21 season. This is a newly created position in a dynamic and visionary organization. Source:

IssuesMon, 15 Oct 2018 21:33

Could New EU Rules On Sharing Content Save The Arts’ Middle Classes?

“The reality is a lot of the profits go to a few super tech houses in Silicon Valley and the result is you lose entire segments of the cultural creation population,” says John Degen, executive director of The Writers’ Union of Canada and chair of the International Authors Forum. “You end up either with superstar authors, or […]Source:

IssuesMon, 15 Oct 2018 21:01

Irish Arts Funding Up 10 Percent, To Highest In Ten Years

The figure falls short of an historic high of €83 million (£72.7 million) in 2007 but is being seen as a significant step towards Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s 2017 commitment to doubling government support for the arts within seven years.Source:

MusicMon, 15 Oct 2018 20:32

Small UK Music Venues Are Shutting Down. Is It Because Of Robots?

“Music has become very open source. The channels in which you discover new artists have changed drastically. We can’t have our culture curated by robots; it has to be people who know what they’re talking about. We need cultural wayfinders who are willing to take risks.”Source:

IdeasMon, 15 Oct 2018 20:01

Deep Disagreements Over Facts And How We Form Beliefs

One particularly pernicious form of disagreement arises when we not only disagree about individuals facts… but also disagree about how best to form beliefs about those facts, that is, about how to gather and assess evidence in proper ways. This is deep disagreement, and it’s the form that most societal disagreements take. Understanding these disagreements […]Source:

IdeasMon, 15 Oct 2018 19:28

Have We Screwed Up The Balance Between Idleness And Work?

Like Montaigne, who played a diffident but competent role in politics—he was mayor of Bordeaux—most of us forge a rotten compromise between idleness and industry. What else can we do? We see the flourishing of life in the little moments, as we see the scale of its shirked responsibilities. To manage our ambivalence is necessary […]Source:

WordsMon, 15 Oct 2018 19:02

What Its Like To Read 171 Books To Judge The Booker Prize

I thought it’d be tough. I thought it’d be hard work. But I also thought I’d be able to do it. I mean, I read quickly. But it was a huge ask. It did just swallow up my year. I got to a point where I was actually dreaming mash-ups of the books I was […]Source:

BlogsMon, 15 Oct 2018 18:58

Together in a Shrinking Space

Lucy Guerin Inc performs Guerin’s Split at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, October 13 through 15.Source:

BlogsMon, 15 Oct 2018 18:56


My pal went into the Donmar’s Measure for Measure expecting a fight. She’d read that Josie Rourke’s production presents the cut-down text twice. The first, set at the time of Shakespeare’s 1604 premiere, where deputy governor Angelo attempts to coerce soon-to-be-nun Isabella into sex to save her brother’s life. The second, set today – same […]Source:

IdeasMon, 15 Oct 2018 18:32

M.I.T. Makes A Billion-Dollar Bet On AI, Starting A New College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a particularly ambitious step, creating a new college backed by a planned investment of $1 billion. Two-thirds of the funds have already been raised, M.I.T. said, in announcing the initiative on Monday. The linchpin gift of $350 million came from Stephen A. Schwarzman, chief executive of the Blackstone Group, […]Source:

MusicMon, 15 Oct 2018 18:01

Music That Explores What Gentrification “Sounds” Like

With an ensemble of six vocalists and 18 instrumentalists, the 80-minute “Place” obliquely yet obsessively mulls gentrification; displacement; the powers and limitations of white male privilege; and the intersection of shifts in communities and families, including the birth of Mr. Hearne’s children and the breakup of his marriage.Source:


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