Where Did The Banksy Bike Go?

Someone stole half of the artwork in Nottingham, even though the bike was not rideable and seemingly not an attractive target. It’s not the first time the art was hit: “The council had protected the mural with clear plastic sheeting, but it was also targeted with spray paint at least twice.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Nottingham, Visual, 11.23.20

Many Arts Groups Are Getting More Donations Than Usual During Lockdown

In Seattle, arts organizations report that their fundraising is up — sometimes dramatically — over what they typically raise. – Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Seattle, Issues, 11.21.20

A Curious Herbal: 500 Beautiful Illustrations of Medicinal Plants Drawn by Elizabeth Blackwell in 1737 (to Save Her Family from Financial Ruin)

Sometimes beautiful things come out of terrible circumstances. This does not justify more terrible circumstances. But as evidence of the resilience, resourcefulness, and creativity of human beings—and more specifically of mothers in dire straits—we offer the following: A Curious Herbal, Elizabeth Blackwell’s finely illustrated, engraved, and colored “herbal,” the term for a “book of plants, describing their appearance, their properties and how they may be used for preparing ointments,” the Brit...
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Fine Arts Work Center – Executive Director

The Fine Arts Work Center (The Work Center) is an internationally renowned artist and writer residency in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Work Center has dedicated its 52 years to providing early-career artists the opportunity to live and work together in a community of peers. Artists are given the freedom to pursue their artistic growth without interruption for seven months from October through April in Provincetown. The Work Center is devoted to encouraging the growth and development of emerg...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Rome, Cape Cod, New England, Azores, Truro, Pearl Street, The Boston Globe, Provincetown, Provincetown Massachusetts, Cape Cod Massachusetts, Wellfleet, Lbgtqia, Bruce D Thibodeau, Nauset

Autumn Art

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Tags: Art, Autumn, Photography, Anthropology, Colors

The Met Museum @150: Peter Schjeldahl

“The Met is our Home Depot of the soul. It has just about whatever you want, and it has a lot of it, very largely the harvest of past donations, en masse, of the collections of major benefactors—a New York tradition that, per a bequest in 1969, entitled the banker Robert Lehman to require the construction of a whole new wing, devoted to his gifts. (That was annoying, but the art was worth it.)” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, New York, Visual, Peter Schjeldahl, 11.23.20, Robert Lehman

The Remarkable Life Of The Notorious Art Thief

The privilege and social rank that Bridget Rose Dugdale repudiated gave her the trained intellect and discerning eye that made her the most notorious (and nearly the only) female art thief in history. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, 11.20.20, Bridget Rose Dugdale

“Toy Story” Is 25 Years Old

Toy Story might have been the first fully digital production, but its exhibition depended upon recording those digital images onto analogue film strips. This was a technology that had been in use, largely unchanged, since moving pictures first appeared a century earlier. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Media, 11.18.20

Snapchat Offers $1M/Day For Content Creators To Compete With TikTok

Snap is launching Snapchat Spotlight, which will show users a stream of publicly submitted posts surfaced based on personalized content algorithms. Snapchatters who contribute to Spotlight are eligible to get a cut of more than $1 million daily, doled out based on popularity. It’s a bid by Snap to keep top creative talent on its platform — as it faces growing competition from short-form video rivals TikTok and Instagram. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, 11.21.20

The Geometry of Sound: Watch Artist Kenichi Kanazawa Make Amazing Geometric Designs Out of Sand, Using Sound Waves Alone Before our eyes, Japanese artist Kenichi Kanazawa creates crisp shapes and geometric patterns with no special tools but sand and sound, the kind of work that at first looks expressly designed to go viral on social media. But he’s been at it much longer than that: “Originally a sculptor by trade,” according to Spoon & Tamago’s Johnny Waldman, “Kanazawa began working with steel and sound in 1987 after collaborating with the late sound artist Hiro...
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Charli D’Amelio Is The First To Get To 100 Million Followers On TikTok (And Here’s What You Can Learn From It)

While this year has been rough for most, D’Amelio has had an extraordinary 2020 by anyone’s standards — never mind a teenage schoolgirl who little over a year ago was just filming dance videos in her bedroom. Not only has her profile on the app grown exponentially from just 1 million followers a year ago, but her career outside of TikTok has also exploded. – CNET
Tags: Art, Media, Amelio, Tiktok, Charli D'Amelio, 11.21.20

Remember Disruptive Technologies? There Are Way Fewer Of Them These Days

Since about the year 2000, disruption, or what the economist Joseph Schumpeter called “creative destruction,” has become less and less common in the US economy, according to a recent working paper by researchers at the Boston University School of Law. – Quartz
Tags: Art, US, Ideas, Joseph Schumpeter, 11.21.20

Relax and enjoy the show

Though we would all rather have the option of being able to gather together to see performances and exhibitions, there are real benefits of the relaxed atmosphere of watching from home, the power of which should not be underestimated. Here are a few tangible ways that our current mode of arts participation makes for a satisfying arts experience. – Hannah Grannemann
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 11.20.20

An -ing Life

You needn’t be old when you’re old. Sure, don’t trip, fall, break. But your brain was wrinkled when it was born, and eyeballs water and cry just like before. This particular flesh package squirms through, or tries, tossing waiting and dreading and with cooking and writing. With loving, as well. – Jeff Weinstein
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 11.23.20

Why Mondays are Best for Goal-Setting

If you’re aiming to set goals you will keep, Monday just may be the day to do it! A psychologist study has shown that Mondays are the best day of the week for goal-setting. Now, views on Monday, the typical first day of the work week, are polarizing. Some find it refreshing, a new start to a new week. Others dread Monday, as the weekend feels so far away. Regardless of your stance on Mondays, I think we can all agree that reaching our goals is satisfying. If you love Mondays, this is an opportun...
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Calling In Cancel Culture

“I think you can understand how calling out is toxic. It really does alienate people, and makes them fearful of speaking up.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.19.20

Philadelphia Museum Of Art Closes, Furloughs Staff

The PMA reopened on September 6 after almost six months of closure. In August, the museum laid off 85 of its employees; an additional 42 workers accepted voluntary separation agreements. The decision to reduce staff was announced two days before the outcome of a union vote at the museum in which 89% of workers voted “yes.” The August layoffs followed a reduction of over 20% of the museum’s workforce (100 employees) in June through a combination of furloughs and voluntary separation agreements. ...
Tags: Art, Visual, PMA, 11.20.20, Philadelphia Museum Of Art Closes Furloughs Staff

With An Uncertain Future Bearing Down On Us, We’ve All Become Storytellers

What will happen next? We don’t fully know. (Of course, we never know, but the pandemic makes it worse.) Novelist Nancy Star: “Aren’t we all lost now, in the pandemic, trying to see what’s going to happen next, unable to catch more than a glimpse of a few feet ahead? Plans have been of questionable use. I still don’t know what made me buy so many frozen vegetables. … I know this feeling. This is how it feels to write a first draft of a novel.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.23.20, Nancy Star

City Of Seattle Creates A New Real Estate Company To Buy And Manage Arts Spaces

The city is taking the rare step of creating a “mission-driven” real estate development company so that it can create, purchase, manage and lease property for arts and cultural spaces — which could include a wide range of venues and organizations, including galleries, bookstores, nonprofit dance companies and cultural community centers. – Crosscut
Tags: Art, Seattle, Issues, 11.09.20

Actor Wes Studi Revisits ‘Dances With Wolves,’ And How Native Depictions Have Changed On TV And Movies

Some things have improved – and others have far to go. Studi: “We’re getting to see Natives in contemporary situations and still bringing it as skins — as Indians. It’s never enough, and never soon enough, but we’ve got to live with the world we have.” – Yahoo! Entertainment
Tags: Art, Media, Studi, Wes Studi, 11.20.20

Artists Are Turning London’s Residences Into Street Galleries

The newly developed (for Britain’s second lockdown) Artists’ Walk has more than 115 artists signed up so far – meant for London, yes, but including artists as far away as Wales. One artist: “It’s a great idea and affords people a different experience during their daily walks. … It does mean that those who would be reluctant to set foot in a gallery can still view contemporary art, and others can get their fix.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, London, Wales, Britain, Visual, 11.20.20

Nelly Kaplan, Director Of Films Including ‘A Very Curious Girl,’ Has Died At 89

The Argentine turned French director, whose death was caused by COVID-19, made “witty, satire-tinged French films about female empowerment and revenge.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Nelly Kaplan, 11.20.20

A Musical Breakdown Of How Steve McQueen Scored His New Movies

McQueen goes through his thought process for the film Lovers Rock. “West Indian people, Black people, were not welcome into clubs. Therefore, people thought, ‘You know what? We’ll make our own.’ So front rooms used to be turned into discos. People just roll up their carpets, get their couch, and a coffee table, whatever, put it in the spare room, and make that front room a venue for a club.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Music, Steve McQueen, Mcqueen, 11.22.20

The Differences Between US And European Literary Culture

Critic Lauren Oyler: “To a certain extent in Europe, you’re more likely to be around people who have been encouraged to read a lot more serious literature and philosophy, and they aren’t just wealthy or upper-class people. Meanwhile, in the United States you can go through an entire private school–to–Ivy League education and still be stupid. There are many very smart Americans, but they aren’t being served by our publishing industry or media or our ‘literary culture.'” – The End of the World Re...
Tags: Art, Europe, US, United States, Ivy League, Words, Lauren Oyler, 11.17.20

Black Theatre Needs More Than Just Different Playwrights

The form must also meet the content, say critics and scholars. They discuss “an under-theorized element of the discussion on Black theatre: its form. Oftentimes, Black theatre is relegated to conversations that focus solely on its content, obscuring the ways that Black artists have revolutionized the way theatre is written, devised and performed.” Artists like Adrienne Kennedy, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Tarell Alvin McCraney show the possibilities and the joy. – HowlRound
Tags: Art, Theatre, Tarell Alvin McCraney, 11.18.20, Oftentimes Black, Adrienne Kennedy Suzan Lori Parks

A Family Scrapbook Passed Down For Centuries Held An Artistic Surprise

“Not bad: “Four previously unknown drawings by John Constable have been discovered hidden among a jumble of letters, poems, jokes and even dried leaves accumulated in a family scrapbook made over the course of the late 18th and 19th centuries.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, John Constable, 11.22.20

Well, 2020 Has Bested Even The Oxford English Dictionary

Language changed so quickly in response to the pandemic that the OED decided not to pick only one word or term this year. “What struck the team as most distinctive in 2020 was the sheer scale and scope of change. … This event was experienced globally and by its nature changed the way we express every other thing that happened this year.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 11.22.20

Bringing A Social Sculpture To Life During The Pandemic

And at a retirement home, at that. “With the 31-acre community as her canvas and its 500 residents and staff members as her medium, [Elizabeth] Turk envisioned ‘a wild garden on steroids” for a moving-art installation.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 11.20.20, Elizabeth -RSB- Turk

After Poets House Suddenly Closes And Lays Off Staff, Accusations Of Retaliation Arise

What’s going on at the nonprofit foundation “co-founded by Stanley Kunitz, the nation’s 10th Poet Laureate, and Elizabeth Kray, a devoted supporter of poets in New York City”? The ex-staffers, all of whom were laid off in a Zoom call, have some ideas. “The move followed months of staff-led organizing to hold management and the board accountable for ‘frequent complaints of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and exploitative labor practices,’ says a statement authored by ex-staff in res...
Tags: Art, New York City, Words, Stanley Kunitz, Poets House, 11.20.20, Elizabeth Kray

Finally Making A Hallmark Holiday Merry And Gay

The Hallmark Channel has delivered tens, nay, hundreds of Christmas movies over the years. They’re mostly romances, and all of those romances were heterosexual. Heck, the Hallmark Channel even removed an advertisement that had LGBT content last year. But things have changed, at least a little bit, in 2020. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, 11.22.20

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