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Visual ArtsMon, 14 Oct 2019 21:02

MoMA’s Opportunity To Tell New Stories

Peter Schjeldahl: “The renovation is a big deal for the global art world, and certainly for New York. It runs up against problems old and new. Generously enlarged quarters will only marginally relieve a chronic crush of visitors, the museum victimized by its own charisma. Enhanced representations of art by women, African-Americans, Africans, Latin-Americans, and […]Source:

Visual ArtsMon, 14 Oct 2019 13:30

How A Group Of Artists Created A ‘Breakout Fall’ For Themselves In Detroit

The Vanguard Artists Collective is “a tight-knit group of like-minded members of the creative class looking to push each other in their artistic practice while nurturing the next generation of great Detroit artists.” And their success hasn’t come overnight. – Detroit Free PressSource:

The WorldTue, 15 Oct 2019 00:03


Christie’s Education was founded in 1978 and is owned by the Christie’s International Plc (Christie’s).Source:

The WorldMon, 14 Oct 2019 23:55

Gibney Dance Company Administrative Director

The Company Administrative Director is a full-time, exempt position. Reporting to Founder, CEO, and Artistic Director Gina Gibne), the Company Administrative Director will drive the dynamic expansion of the organization’s resident dance company.Source:

The WorldMon, 14 Oct 2019 23:48

Administrative Director of Hands are for Holding

Hands are for Holding is a cornerstone of Gibney Dance’s Community Action work. This in-school assembly and residency program uses dance to spark reflection and encourage conversations about bullying, social isolation, boundaries, and consent.Source:

IdeasMon, 14 Oct 2019 21:58

How Curators Took Over Creativity

In fits and starts, the professional curator arrogated responsibilities once held by the artist, the collector, the historian, or indeed the critic, becoming the figure who assigned meaning and importance to new art: someone the art historian Bruce Altshuler has called “the curator as creator.” Soon after, the curator stepped beyond the single museum or […]Source:

WordsMon, 14 Oct 2019 21:21

For First Time In 27 Years, And Despite The Rules, Booker Prize Is Shared By Two Titles

Yes, one of them is Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments; the other is Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other. Over more than five hours of debate, the judges were told repeatedly that splitting the prize was not permitted, so the panel unanimously made the decision “to flout the rules.” – The GuardianSource:

IssuesMon, 14 Oct 2019 20:29

Boris Johnson’s Government Proposes £250 Million In Culture Infrastructure Support

The bulk of the new fund is being directed towards “major infrastructure and maintenance work at local and regional museums” and capital and technology upgrades at public libraries. – Arts ProfessionalSource:

MusicMon, 14 Oct 2019 20:02

Hong Kong Has A New Protest Song Anthem

The orchestra wear hard hats and gas masks, the choir emerges from a swirl of tear gas-like smoke, and as the music swells, cutaway shots show crowds thousands-strong marching through the streets of Hong Kong. – The GuardianSource:

IdeasMon, 14 Oct 2019 19:28

Should People Have The Legal Right to Change Their Age?

If chronological age doesn’t matter, as I have argued, then people should be allowed to change this ‘age’ in their IDs to match their biological rather than their chronological age. – AeonSource:

MediaMon, 14 Oct 2019 19:01

Streaming Wars: Challenging The Binge-TV Model

“Having had roughly six years to figure out how to best attract TV viewers trained to feast on content, none of the streaming services set to debut between now and next spring will be exclusively adopting the binge model, and veterans like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have tried different release strategies themselves.” – Los Angeles […]Source:

BlogsMon, 14 Oct 2019 18:56

Is Porgy a “Stereotype”? — Take Three

Kevin Deas, the exceptional bass-baritone who is the anonymous “Porgy” of my previous blog, has written to me at greater length about singing the part – and the importance of the view “from below.” – Joseph HorowitzSource:

BlogsMon, 14 Oct 2019 18:55

Hannah Svensson And Friends

One of the highlights of the 2019 Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival was a concert by Hannah Svensson. Now, Ms. Svensson’s new album, Places And Dreams, presents her along with the colleagues who backed her at Ystad. – Doug RamseySource:

BlogsMon, 14 Oct 2019 18:54

Books that made me

Clive James recently filled out the Guardian’s “Books That Made Me” questionnaire. I was so struck by his answers — as well as the questions themselves — that I decided to play along. – Terry TeachoutSource:

WordsMon, 14 Oct 2019 18:28

The Nobel Literature Prize Has Lost Its Way

Once the ultimate arbiter of great literature, it has struggled to remain relevant at a time of cultural fragmentation. It could not continue on its historical course—awarding unknown European poets who would fail to stir excitement in the media (and social media)—and remain relevant. – The New RepublicSource:

TheatreMon, 14 Oct 2019 18:02

Why Theatre In Los Angeles Is Missing Its Potential

Charles McNulty: “What is the distinctive stamp of L.A. theater? In posing this question to myself, I find my answer to be dismayingly similar to what I would have said when I moved to Los Angeles from New York 14 years ago to be The Times’ theater critic. The theater has remained decentralized, widely variable […]Source:

DanceMon, 14 Oct 2019 17:31

Dance Company From Barcelona Denied Entry To US For LA Dance Festival

The company, Perra da Nadie, released a statement: “Marta and 3 gentlemen who accompany her on this tour, flew from Barcelona with an overlay in Seattle where we were denied access to enter the country. Without knowing why they took us to a secluded room, they warned us from touching our phones, they took our […]Source:

MediaMon, 14 Oct 2019 17:01

“Fortnite” Season Ten Ends In Destruction: Video Games (And Storytelling) Will Never Be The Same Again

In the game’s final moments on Sunday evening, a giant explosion took place, sucking the world into a black vortex, leaving players stunned and confused. Brilliantly, Epic took the explosion out of the “fiction” of the game, so that the menu pages and user interface were also pulled into the black hole. – The GuardianSource:

MediaMon, 14 Oct 2019 16:31

Have The Movies Gotten Too Loud?

Many filmgoers say they believe sound levels have been crawling up the decibel scale, and not just for the adverts and trailers. Several sufferers also argued that a lack of balanced settings in an auditorium can create an unpleasant booming sensation. – The Observer (UK)Source:

WordsMon, 14 Oct 2019 16:01

Are You One Of Those Who Has Strong Feelings About Semi-colons?

Punctuation – and especially semicolon use – is more art than science, in other words. – Times Literary SupplementSource:


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