Vice President of Artistic Planning, Atlanta Symphony

Woodruff Arts Center employees play an integral role in creating and supporting great art and education initiatives at the nation’s third largest arts center. Comprised of three Art Partners—Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art—there’s a role for everyone at The Woodruff. Department: ArtisticReports to: CFO ASOFLSA: United States of America (Exempt)Employment Status: Regular/Full timeWork Schedule: The VP of Artistic Planning is a full-time, exempt senior staff ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Atlanta, Georgia, Aso, Board, Orchestra, Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art, Art Partners, Alliance Theatre Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, United States of America Exempt Employment Status, Education Operations, ASO 's Artistic Committee, Woodruff Arts Center Assume

The Portfolio: Deseni Soobben

Deseni Soobben’s sensibilities have changed over the years, but she keeps revisiting then composition and design techniques she learned from her mentors The post The Portfolio: Deseni Soobben appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Design, Teaching, Nature, Friday, Portraits, Mentorship, Composition, Concord, Durban University of Technology, Zanele Muholi, Patrick McGee, The Portfolio, Fred Khumalo, Christina Scott, Afrapix Collective

Two Reports Detail Lack Of Support For Arts Workers

One reason we tolerate an even more frayed social safety net for artists than we do for everyone else: “The allure of artistic work often obscures — from arts workers themselves and the public at large — the working conditions that arts workers face,” according to the report, noting that organizations frequently ask arts workers to work for nominal fees or for free. – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.12.21

How The Uffizi Is Modernizing

It is an investment in the future. We have been stepping up our education programs for kids and youth quite a lot. We continued doing that throughout the lockdown and I think that this differentiates us from many other museums that cut down on those departments, and especially on educational freelancers who were supposed to be giving seminars and tours. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, 03.11.21

The Problem With The UK’s Approach To Controversial Statues

At first glance, the notion that controversial statues should be explained and contextualised seems like a step in the right direction. However, for many activists and museum workers, this new law might feel like a step backwards. The emphasis of this law is clearly on the museum’s “duty to the nation to conserve and preserve our heritage,” but with a very narrow view of that heritage. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, UK, Visual, 03.09.21

What Musicians Really Make — A Database

The Real Music Wages Database is an anonymous, crowd-sourced list of real wage transactions reported by musicians. We track how much someone has been paid, who paid them, and how many hours of work it involved. The more entries are added to the spreadsheet, the more discernable a true economic snapshot of the new music industry is visible. – NewMusicBox
Tags: Art, Music, 03.09.21

What Is “NFT Art” And Why Has It Become So Valuable?

Why would anyone buy a piece of art just to burn it? Understanding the answer requires us to delve into the tricky world of blockchain or “NFT” art. It blends the niche subculture of cryptocurrencies with long running philosophical questions about the nature of art. No wonder people have difficulty explaining it all. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Visual, 03.05.21

The Paris Opera “Aida” That Got Caught Up In The Culture Wars

Verdi’s 1871 tragedy, a love story set in a time of war between ancient Egypt and Ethiopia, is often given the treatment of a “Cleopatra”-like costume drama. But de Beer, who will become the director of the Vienna Volksoper next year, has offered a version so unusual that its Aida, the soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, pleaded on Instagram before opening night for her fans to “open your minds to something completely different.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Egypt, Paris, Ethiopia, Verdi, Sondra Radvanovsky, 03.10.21, Vienna Volksoper

Your Guide To The Nastiest Profanities In French

A hard-R-rated primer to what gets said in the language of Molière when one is really f***ing p****d off, what you can use to affectionately tease your buddy in Bordeaux and what not to say unless you want to make an enemy for life. (And gosh, you can click here for a guide to what it’s safe to say in front of Grand-maman.) – The Local (France)
Tags: Art, Words, Bordeaux, Molière, 03.02.21

The Shocking Case Against Private Prep Schools

Parents at elite private schools sometimes grumble about taking nothing from public schools yet having to support them via their tax dollars. But the reverse proposition is a more compelling argument. Why should public-school parents—why should anyone—be expected to support private schools? Exeter has 1,100 students and a $1.3 billion endowment. Andover, which has 1,150 students, is on track to take in $400 million in its current capital campaign. And all of this cash, glorious cash, comes pour...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Exeter, Andover, 03.11.21

Tony Hendra, Comic Writer/Editor/Actor, Dead At 79

“[He] began writing and performing comedy while a student at Cambridge University, traveling in the same circles as future members of the Monty Python troupe. In 1964 he and his performing partner, Nick Ullett, took their stage act to the United States, and from there he fashioned a steady if peripatetic career doing stand-up comedy, writing and editing for various publications” — he spent periods in the top jobs at National Lampoon and Spy magazine — “acting [most notably in This Is Spinal Tap...
Tags: Art, People, United States, Cambridge University, National Lampoon, Tony Hendra, 03.05.21, Nick Ullett

Yellow review – a gripping epic about fascism in Belgium

Available onlinePart two in NTGent’s Sorrows of Belgium trilogy is a visually arresting account of the rise of the Rex party and the horror of the second world warDirector Luk Perceval’s Sorrows of Belgium trilogy charts three dark chapters in the nation’s history, starting with colonial oppressions in the Congo in Black (produced by NTGent in 2019) and ending with the Brussels terrorist attacks of 2016 in Red (yet to be staged). The second instalment, Yellow, dramatises the rise of the fascist ...
Tags: Europe, Theatre, World news, Culture, Stage, Belgium, Congo, Brussels, Nazi, Annette Kurz, Luk Perceval, Daniel Demoustier

The Identity Politics Of Translating Amanda Gorman’s Poetry

There has long been a debate about the ethics of translation, about how to translate not just the words but the spirit of the original, too. Today’s identity controversies, however, are not just about issues of formal translation but also about the kinds of informal translation in which we engage every day. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Words, Amanda Gorman, 03.07.21

How The Revenue From Music Streaming Gets Parcelled Out To Artists (And Why It’s Bad For Classical)

“Clearly, the ‘every track play pays the same’ model (known in the jargon as ‘platform-centric’) has the potential to seriously damage classical music and any other minority genre or one not thought appropriate for background listening. An alternative payment model has been proposed and has been trialled by French platform Deezer: the ‘user-centric’ model.” – Bachtrack
Tags: Art, Music, 03.11.21

How The Breakdancing Competition At The 2024 Olympics Will Work

“Sixteen b-boys and 16 b-girls will compete in Paris, chosen through qualifying events organized by WDSF on five continents. There will be no numbered scoring. Instead, the competition will be structured in battle format, true to b-boy/b-girl culture: tournament-style, one-versus-one. The winner of one battle moves on to face the next challenger, and the winner of that battle moves on to the next. The last dancers standing will be the Olympic champions.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Paris, 03.11.21

The Hidden Message In Plain View On Munch’s “The Scream”

The inscription has always been visible to the naked eye, but the infrared images helped to more clearly distinguish the writing from its background. Comparing it with the artist’s handwriting then clearly proved Munch’s authorship. – Scientific American
Tags: Art, Munch, Visual, 03.05.21

The Oprah Effect: What Being Interviewed By Winfrey Can Do For You

“[It] means being ready to expose yourself to her satisfaction, in exchange for having one of the world’s great empaths help you reshape your public image. As with the best therapists, you are exposed, but in some fundamental sense you are also safe: You bring the raw material; she helps you put the narrative together.” – Slate
Tags: Art, Media, Winfrey, 03.09.21

It Was A Mosaic From Caligula’s Pleasure Yacht. It Became A Park Avenue Coffee Table. Now It’s Finally Back In Rome.

“Officials unveiled the mosaic at the Museum of Roman Ships, which was built in the 1930s specifically to house the treasures of two huge ceremonial ships Caligula commissioned in around AD 40. … Details [have now] emerged about the lucky break in the investigation that got it there.” – AP
Tags: Art, Rome, Visual, Caligula, 03.11.21

Between Budget Cuts And COVID, Mexico’s Arts Sector Is In Full-On Crisis

“Citing corruption and waste under previous administrations, centre-left President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced hefty budget cuts across all government departments in May 2019. The ministry of culture lost 75% of its operating budget and expects to receive just $693m this year, a severe blow to arts institutions and those who depend on them for their livelihoods.” Add to that the financial blows from pandemic-related closures, and programming has been slashed, conservation and basic ma...
Tags: Art, Issues, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 03.11.21, COVID Mexico

The Music School Flourishing On Remote Easter Island

With donated land, instruments and crowd-sourced funding, Mahani Teave, along with her partner Enrique Icka, a construction engineer, broke ground on their Toki School of Music in 2014. From the start, they envisioned a sustainable, yet stylish building – “an earth ship in the shape of an eight-petaled flower.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Music, Easter Island, 03.09.21, Enrique Icka, Toki School of Music

Only Half Of Britain’s Billion-Pound Arts Relief Fund Has Been Paid Out

“The National Audit Office … [has] examined the allocation of the funds so far and found that of the £1bn that has been made available, about £830m in grants and loans has been awarded to different organisations but only £495m of that has been paid out, auditors said.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Britain, National Audit Office, Issues, 03.12.21

What Does Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Have For The Arts?

“The relief bill includes $470 million earmarked for cultural organizations, with $135 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The bulk of the NEA and NEH funding — 60 percent — is set aside for direct grants and relevant administrative expenses for programming related to the pandemic. The rest will go to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to hel...
Tags: Art, Biden, Issues, Nea, Neh, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 03.10.21

8th Gen Mercedes-AMG SL Unveiled

Mercedes-AMG wanted to show you its new SL Roadster, a 2+2 seater, testing its 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system at a private proving ground in Sweden near the Arctic Circle. In typical Mercedes fashion, they said it was as much a test of the Roadster’s convertible top as it was the all-wheel-drive system under these harsh conditions. […] The post 8th Gen Mercedes-AMG SL Unveiled appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Sweden, Germany, History, German, Autos, Mercedes-benz, Mercedes, Arctic Circle, Mercedes-AMG, Sports Car, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Tuners

‘Culture Of Fear’ At Detroit Institute Of Arts, Outside Study Found

“The Detroit Institute of Arts is taking steps to improve its workplace culture following a critical review by outside investigators who said they had fielded employee complaints of retaliation by the director whose autocratic leadership style, they said, had fostered an environment that led a disproportionate number of women on staff to leave. … The museum said Monday that it had taken a number of steps in response to the findings.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Detroit Institute of Arts, 03.11.21, Detroit Institute Of Arts Outside Study Found

Theatre In America After A Year Of The Pandemic

Rob Weinert-Kendt: “So what happened — what changed — in this past 12 months, and how will this lost, frantic year be remembered? I asked dozens of theatre workers from all over the U.S. to answer those questions. Their responses are a panorama of grief, gratitude, frustration, affirmation, resolutions and questions.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre, America, Rob Weinert Kendt, 03.11.21

"The artist Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple, has just sold an NFT at a record-breaking $69.3 million, the third-highest price achieved by a living artist."

"The sale, at Christie’s, for the purely digital work was the strongest indication yet that NFTs, or 'nonfungible tokens,' have taken the art market by storm, making the leap from specialist websites to premier auction houses. Beeple, a newcomer to the fine-art world who first heard about NFTs five months ago, is the most high-profile artist to profit off the huge boom in sales of these much hyped but poorly understood commodities. If you’ve heard about them and want to know what the fuss is ab...
Tags: Art, Law, Computers, Christie, NFT, Ann Althouse, Beeple, Mike Winkelmann

Watch Cartoonist Lynda Barry’s Two-Hour Drawing Workshop

We know you’re Zoomed out, but might you make an exception for the pre-recorded drawing and writing session above with legendary cartoonist and illustrator Lynda Barry? Under the auspices of Graphic Medicine’s participatory online series, Drawing Together, the notoriously playful Barry led participants through a series of exercises from her book, Making Comics, and seemed genuinely pleased to be back in teaching mode. (All of her in-person classes at the University of Wisconsin have been...
Tags: Google, Art, Education, College, New York City, Creativity, K-12, Barry, University Of Wisconsin, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, UW Madison Course, Omega Institute Barry

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