Books: Starting Over

I can't imagine making a new garden that's six times larger than your old one and that's also less work. But nothing deters author and designer Page Dickey from her determination to keep on designing and making a new garden just as fabulous as the old one. In Uprooted: A... [Author: Jane Berger]
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Blockbuster Philip Guston Show Postponed Over Concerns About KKK Imagery

On Monday, the National Gallery quietly posted a joint statement signed by directors of all four museums set to host the show: Kaywin Feldman (National Gallery), Frances Morris (Tate Modern), Matthew Teitelbaum (MFA Boston), and Gary Tinterow (MFA Houston). The statement said the exhibition was being pushed “until a time at which we think that the powerful message of social and racial justice that is at the center of Philip Guston’s work can be more clearly interpreted.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Houston, National Gallery, Visual, Philip Guston, Gary Tinterow, 09.23.20

Hybrid Theatre – Virtual And In Person

“The Institute for Counterfeit Memory” cannily employs the devices it provides to bring you back to the feeling of being in a room with other spectators, even as it reminds you that you are alone. Its ministrations so impressed me that when I turned over the final cue card instructing me to applaud, I actually did. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, 09.25.20, The Institute for Counterfeit Memory

Our Consumption Of Music Is Largely Virtual Right Now. Is This A Threat?

“Are these experiences an authentic way of experiencing live music? Or do they indicate a transition towards a dystopian cultural milieu? In this scenario, we might end up losing sight of the multi-sensory and collective aspects of live music and experience it instead alone at home through a VR headset or a similar technological device.” – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Music, 09.24.20

IFAI – Director of Development

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Festival) celebrates and builds community, engages with vital issues, and promotes the arts. Each year, the Festival highlights the City of New Haven’s diverse and culturally rich community with events featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders. Its additional programs include the annual Visionary Leadership Award and educational opportunities like the High School Fellows Program. The Festival was established in 1996 by Anne Calabresi, Jean M...
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Artistic Director – Magic Theatre

Magic Theatre invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Artistic Director. With a history of advocating for important playwriting voices – Shepard, Fugard, Cruz, Solis – among many others, The Magic’s impact goes beyond the San Francisco Bay Area, with many dozens of its productions moving to other important theatres across the country. The Magic has impressive longevity and artistic accomplishments. Since its founding in 1967 by visionary John Lion, Magic Theatre...
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Is Restoration Versus Opportunity A False Choice For The Arts?

“One of the things we’re learning in the Covid-19 era is that is that community is not defined only by proximity, or space. It’s defined by interest, and I think a lot about the music that we have in our repertoire and the music that should be more a part of the traditional canon of our repertoire.” – Medium
Tags: Art, Issues, 09.24.20

Decision To Delay Guston Show Divides The Art World

“What those who criticize this decision do not understand is that in the past few months the context in the U.S. has fundamentally, profoundly changed on issues of incendiary and toxic racist imagery in art, regardless of the virtue or intention of the artist who created it.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 09.25.20

A minimalist mountaintop home is Aspen's most expensive sale this year at nearly $32 million — take a look inside

Courtesy Coldwell Banker A 7-bedroom home that sold for $31.85 million last month is Aspen's most expensive home sale this year, according to listing agency Coldwell Banker. Aspen, Colorado, an affluent ski town, has become a hotspot for wealthy Americans looking to relocate during the pandemic. Take a look inside 34 Placer Lane, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool, and stunning views of the Rockies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   A seven-bedr...
Tags: Travel, Home, Mountains, Real Estate, Design, Colorado, Life, Trends, Wealth, Features, Architecture, Luxury, Jeff Bezos, Rockies, Business Insider, Aspen

A Kinder Gentler Social Medium?

In a landscape of social networks, Telepath stands out because it’s more about your interests than who you know, and it requires real names for the conversations. It’s also positioning itself as a kinder, more inclusive network by making a point to establish ground rules and moderation up front. – Protocol
Tags: Art, Media, 09.24.20

Reconceiving Classical Music For The (COVID-Safe) Great Outdoors

Playing chamber music in a midtown Manhattan park? Sure, you can (especially if you’re playing Florence Price), but folks are getting way more creative these days. David Patrick Stearns reports on the Ellen Reid/New York Philharmonic app configured for Central Park, The Crossing dispersing its singers and a specially designed speaker system across a wildflower preserve, and a multi-composer “immersion” in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. – WQXR (New York City)
Tags: Art, Music, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York Philharmonic, Florence Price, David Patrick Stearns, Ellen Reid, 09.24.20, Central Park The Crossing

A Sculpture Park For Art From Burning Man

No, not all the art on the Playa goes up in flames. In fact, Burners face a real problem: how do they get these enormous sculptures out of the Black Rock Desert and what do they do with them afterward? Now one longtime Burner has provided an option in the desert just outside Las Vegas: Area15, where artworks from the festival are put on display and offered for sale. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Las Vegas, Burner, Visual, Playa, Black Rock Desert, 09.22.20

How Zoning Laws Change The Course Of Cities

How? Michael Kimmelman takes a tour of 42nd Street in New York City to understand how the street became what it is. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Michael Kimmelman, 09.24.20


An exceptional leadership opportunity. American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the legacy and future of orchestral music by American composers. Through concerts, readings, professional development and education programs ACO identifies today’s brightest emerging composers and champions prominent established composers. ACO increases regional, national and international awareness of the infinite variety of American orchestral music, reflecting gender, ethn...
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Choir Practice In Spain Infects 30 Of 41 Members

After one member of the chorus tested positive following the Sept. 13 performance, more than 40 other members and their close contacts went into isolation, the chorus said. Since then, at least 30 singers have tested positive, the Sallent municipal government said. – Seattle Times (AP)
Tags: Art, Music, Spain, 09.24.20

Even Rio’s Carnival Has Been Ruined By The Pandemic

“Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced Thursday night that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades that are a cultural mainstay and, for many, a source of livelihood. … And while the decision is being characterized as a postponement of the event, no new date has been set.” – AP
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Uncertainty Can Be A Good Thing

The examined human life reflects, we suggest, a new kind of relationship with our own expectations and uncertainty. Yet it is one that we have somehow constructed within the inviolable bounds of a biologically bedrock drive to minimise long-term prediction error. How is this neat trick possible? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 09.24.20

It’s A Horrible Time For British Theatre, But It Could Be Great For Circuses

“With many circuses sustained by performers and backstage crew from outside the UK, Brexit is a cause for concern. But as the UK’s leading circus directors tell Douglas McPherson, it is also a chance for them to make their mark.” Why? “Circuses thrive in a recession.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, UK Brexit, 09.22.20, Douglas McPherson

Not Some Vow Of Poverty – Getting Paid In The Arts

The money being made in the cultural sector isn’t being made by artists. It is being made by digital platforms and corporate conglomerates. These are deliberate transfers of wealth, not unintended consequences. – ArtsFuse
Tags: Art, Issues, 09.23.20

Is Your Homepage All the Page You Need?

Please support — subscribe now via Patreon. For small businesses who need a website, there is a myriad of options, not all of them equal. Squarespace sells the dream in this new long-form commercial. The dream is that a website opens the door to commerce. Wake up, now! Thanks. Now, that you’re wide awake, […] The post Is Your Homepage All the Page You Need? appeared first on Adpulp.
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Fifty Years Too Early: This 1970 Flop Is Just The Satire For 2020

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, a British film that featured Peter Cook, Graham Chapman and John Cleese of Monty Python, and Harold Pinter (as a vicious talk-show host), ended up coming out about six months too late for the British election it was meant to skewer. “[But] for today, the film’s observations on the intersection of media and politics seem uncannily prescient, anticipating the triumph of two populists on opposite sides of the pond: Donald J. Trump and Boris Johnson.” – The New ...
Tags: Art, Media, John Cleese, Monty Python, Boris Johnson, Harold Pinter, Donald J Trump, Michael Rimmer, 09.25.20, Peter Cook Graham Chapman

Fire Destroys Moldova’s National Philharmonic Hall

“Firefighters worked for seven hours to put out the fire on Thursday afternoon and were still there on Friday morning. According to the Emergency Situations Inspectorate, the flames burned an area of about 3,500 square metres, reducing much of the interior to ashes.” – Balkan Insight
Tags: Art, Music, Moldova, 09.25.20, National Philharmonic Hall

F. Scott Fitzgerald In 1920 Was The Prophet Of 2020

“We should look anew at 1920 not because centenaries have magical properties but because Fitzgerald’s remarkably sensitive inner ear helped him register, before almost anyone else, when America started losing its balance.” – The New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, America, Words, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, 10.08.20

September linkfest

This month I’ve been reading Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America, published in August by Kurt Andersen. According to the publisher, it’s “the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change.” Andersen also pinpoints a when for the everything-going-to-shit: around 1980. (Perhaps you remember who was elected president that year.) Andersen is a deft writer who makes even dense economic theory fun to read—he i...
Tags: Spotify, Books, Design, Animals, Advertising, America, Canada, New York Times, Linguistics, Food And Drink, British, 30, Branding, Taco Bell, Andersen, John James Audubon

Cool Stuff: Tyler Stout’s New ‘The Terminator’ Poster Is Worth Time Traveling For

Tyler Stout is responsible for some of the most coveted pieces in the pop culture art scene. His style is unmistakable, his prints are hard to find, and even when you do, they usually cost and arm and a leg on the secondary market. But every now and then, we’re lucky enough to be on an even playing field when Tyler Stout releases a new poster, and that has happened today with a new print for James Cameron’s The Terminator. Check out the Tyler Stout Terminator poster in all its detailed glory be...
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At 86, Sophia Loren Is Returning To The Screen

“[She] stars in upcoming Netflix drama The Life Ahead, which is directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. In the film, Loren plays Madame Rosa, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who helps raise the children of deceased sex workers with whom she once walked the streets. She then strikes up an enduring friendship with Momo, a 12-year-old Senegalese orphan who tries to steal her candlesticks.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, People, Netflix, Sophia Loren, Momo, Edoardo Ponti, Madame Rosa, 09.23.20

Uffizi Gallery Says TikTok Has Doubled The Number Of Its Young Visitors

“Since moving onto multiple social media channels, including TikTok, during the lockdown, the Uffizi’s online presence has exploded. In an apparently related trend, young visitors (as a proportion of the total) have nearly doubled since the museum [in Florence] reopened over the summer.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Florence, Audience, Visual, 09.24.20

BAFTA Overhauls Its Awards System To Make It More Diverse

“[The package of changes] includes adding 1,000 new members to its committee and limiting the amount that studios can spend campaigning for nominations, in a bid to recognise more diverse talent. The wide-ranging changes … are the result of a seven-month review process, which was triggered by heavy criticism over the lack of diversity in its major awards earlier this year.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, BAFTA, 09.24.20

Things Seem Genuinely Hopeful At Baltimore Symphony For First Time In Years

Only a year ago, musicians and management were just ending a very bitter lockdown-turned-strike, and unflattering details of the orchestra’s severe money troubles had been splashed across the media. Now, despite the pandemic, there’s a new five-year contract in place and a spirit of cooperation. “It’s an astonishing reversal of fortune,” says the co-chairman of the players’ committee; “We’re working together in ways we haven’t in many, many years,” says the CEO. – Baltimore Magazine
Tags: Art, Music, Baltimore, 09.21.20

Frida Kahlo’s Venomous Love Letter to Diego Rivera: “I’m Amputating You. Be Happy and Never Seek Me Again”

Painter Diego Rivera set the bar awfully high for other lovers when he—allegedly—ate a handful of his ex-wife Frida Kahlo’s cremains, fresh from the oven. Perhaps he was hedging his bets. The Mexican government opted not to honor his express wish that their ashes should be co-mingled upon his death. Kahlo’s remains were placed in Mexico City's Rotunda of Illustrious Men, and have since been transferred to their home, now the Museo Frida Kahlo. Rivera lies in the Panteón Civil de Dolores....
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