Will NFT’s Revolutionize The Art Market?

Once data is “on-chain,” it cannot be deleted, and it can be reviewed forevermore by anyone with access privileges and enough technological know-how. This means each NFT’s scarcity and provenance are secure, which in turn amplifies demand, which in turn builds a more confident, more robust market than we’re used to seeing for digital artworks without blockchain backing. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, NFT, 03.16.21

Theatre Leaders In Five Countries Talk About How Their Companies Have Coped With The Pandemic

Ivo van Hove at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Stéphane Braunschweig at the Odéon in Paris, Thomas Ostermeier at the Schaubühne in Berlin, Kajsa Giertz at the Helsingborg (Sweden) City Theatre, and Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake at the Public Theater in New York talk about government support, programming while their buildings are closed, and reopening plans. – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, New York, Berlin, Theatre, Paris, Ivo van Hove, Odeon, Public Theater, Saheem Ali, Thomas Ostermeier, Schaubühne, 03.14.21, Kajsa Giertz, Helsingborg Sweden City Theatre, Shanta Thake

NFT’s Are Making Artworld Problems Worse

It turns out the NFT craze has many parallels to the art world. After even a few short days in the aftermath of the sale, we can already see that NFTs are creating effects that are hilariously and tragically the opposite of the utopian fantasies so many have placed upon them. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Visual, NFT, 03.15.21

Berlin Volksbühne theatre director resigns over harassment claims

Klaus Dörr steps down with immediate effect after accusations including humiliating older actorsThe director of Berlin’s Volksbühne theatre has resigned after allegations of sexual harassment and the humiliating treatment of older female actors.The theatre said that Klaus Dörr would give up his post with immediate effect, after the intervention of Berlin’s culture senator Klaus Lederer, whose office also confirmed the decision. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Germany, Berlin, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Sexual Harassment, Klaus Lederer, Berlin Volksbühne, Klaus Dörr

Lost Music, Lost Books, Lost Culture

“Most music from the past is lost. Written, performed, then fading into obscurity, like the millions of books in our libraries that no one reads, as forgotten as the titles of the lost Library of Alexandria. Lostness is bound up with temporal limits; we cannot maintain an iron grip on the past. The inevitability of time’s erosion of things may frustrate us, but we know that this is simply how it is.” – First Things
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.21, Alexandria Lostness

$69 Million For A Digital File? It Isn’t About Art

Sebastian Smee: “No painting by Titian or Raphael has ever fetched as much as “Everydays.” So of course this is big news. But it’s also just one more riotous example of high-roller groupthink, market manipulation and the seemingly unstoppable human urge to commodify everything. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Raphael, Visual, Titian, Sebastian Smee, 03.16.21, Digital File

Will Russians Have To Run All Cultural Programming Past Censors Again?

“Over 1,000 cultural figures, including artists and curators, have addressed a letter to President Vladimir Putin and parliamentarians expressing fears that [a new] law is so sweeping that it could encompass ‘any public activity in the process of which knowledge and expertise are disseminated’ including ‘exhibitions, festivals, conferences, the activity of popularisers of science and art.’ The science community is also vocally protesting against the law.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Vladimir Putin, Issues, 03.15.21

‘Little Did I Know’: A Theater Critic Considers The Anniversary Of The COVID Shutdown

Helen Shaw: “The pandemic has been a period of getting a lot of ‘little did I know’ stuff out into the open, including (but hardly limited to) the troubling ethics of the industry and the intense vulnerability of those who make a living in it. … I celebrate that our theaters closed, because it’s one of the few ways we’ve protected our people, by acknowledging that they were not essential. Theater is vital, beautiful, useful, inevitable. Won’t those words do as well?” – Vulture
Tags: Art, Theatre, Helen Shaw, 03.12.21

How The Arts In Australia Have Been Slowly Undermined

The last thirty years have seen management displace the creators to become the powerful figures of the arts world … Increasingly, even the section of artistic talent has been seen slipping from the hands of the sector towards the marketing and sponsorship departments … Australia needs its artists to initiate change, to rethink the present in the light of the past and begin to invest in a body of work that will in turn become their legacy.’ – ArtsHub
Tags: Art, Australia, Issues, 03.15.21

Study: One Quarter Of UK Theatre Freelancers Have Quit

Theatres have collectively reported losses of nearly £200 million following a year of closure, according to a survey which also reveals that a quarter of freelancers have gone out of business or ceased trading because of the pandemic. – The Stage
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, 03.16.21

A Political Winner In Boston — The Arts?

“As it happens, this year’s wide-open mayoral race — a political rarity in Boston — offers the cultural sector a golden opportunity to flex a little political muscle. At this early stage of the race, all of the candidates are looking for a way to stand out, and their agendas are still evolving. The cultural sector needs to ensure that the arts occupy a prominent place in the campaign conversation. Being the Arts Candidate would seem to be a pretty potent political brand.” – Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Boston, Issues, 03.12.21

Could Netflix Transform Africa’s Cinema Ecosystem?

In Sub-Saharan Africa there are and have been numerous impressive filmmakers, but only Nigeria and South Africa have fully developed industries in which films can be funded, shot, edited and gotten to a wide public, all domestically. But the continent is full of growing markets that Netflix would like to enter, the company has plenty of money to fund films, and high-speed Internet access there is spreading. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Nigeria, Africa, Netflix, South Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, 03.12.21

Wayne Shorter And Esperanza Spalding Turn To Crowdfunding For Their Opera

“Iphigenia is not an adaptation of the Greek myth as much as it is an intervention into myth-making itself,” reads an explanation on the Indiegogo page. “Led by award-winning director Lileana Blain-Cruz, and abetted by luminary architect and scenic designer Frank Gehry, the entire creative process has led us to understand how stories have been traditionally told, and how we must disrupt existing systems and create our own alternative structures and stories.” – WBGO
Tags: Art, Music, Frank Gehry, Lileana Blain Cruz, 03.15.21

The Indigenous Choreographer And The Presenter — A Dispute Spirals

The dispute burst into the open earlier this year when Emily Johnson severed her connection with Peak Performances and wrote about her decision in “A Letter I Hope in the Future Doesn’t Need to Be Written,” which she posted online on Jan. 22. In it she likened Jedediah Wheeler’s behavior — what she recounts as his screaming, his failure to apologize, his use of power — to “white rage.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Issues, Emily Johnson, Jedediah Wheeler, 03.12.21

NFT’s Explained: A New Funding Model?

Known as NFTs, such tokens have taken off in recent weeks in what’s either an ecologically destructive speculative bubble or a promising new funding model for art and media, depending on whom you ask. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Issues, NFT, 03.13.21

What Should A COVID Memorial Look Like?

Justin Davidson: “No memorial, no matter how grand or artful, can encompass the infinite varieties of pain, or comfort everyone who experienced a global pandemic. So we at New York and Curbed have taken a stab at reducing an event of unimaginable magnitude to a series of local and communal yet personal markers. At our request, and in a matter of days, 15 design firms and collaboratives interpreted 15 New Yorkers’ particular slices of the pandemic experience.” – Curbed
Tags: Art, New York, Visual, Justin Davidson, 03.15.21

Boris Johnson Says The Elgin Marbles Will Not Be Returned To Greece

“Boris Johnson has used his first interview with a European newspaper since becoming the UK’s prime minister to issue a point-blank rejection of the Parthenon marbles being returned to Greece. [He] insisted that the sculptures, removed from the monument by Lord Elgin in circumstances that have since spurred one of the world’s most famous cultural rows, would remain in Britain because they had been legally acquired.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Greece, Britain, Parthenon, Boris Johnson, Visual, Lord Elgin, 03.12.21

Netflix And Amazon Want To Make Lots More Programming In India, But Hindu Nationalists Aren’t Making It Easy

“U.S. video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are looking to the Indian market to power their global growth. But their shows are facing the wrath of Hindu nationalists, often linked to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP, which wields increasing clout over what is acceptable entertainment. Now, the government has stepped in, raising fears about shrinking space for creative freedom.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Amazon, Art, Media, India, BJP, Netflix, Bharatiya Janata Party, 03.14.21

Paper Pads, Sticker Sets, & Washi Tape $5.99 (Reg. $19.99) at Michael’s PLUS 10% Back in Rewards

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal on Paper Supplies 70% Off Paper Crafting Supplies at Michael’s PLUS 10% Back in Rewards (Free to sign up) Paper Pads, Sticker Sets & Washi Tape $5.99 (Reg. $19.99) Learn some awesome tips and trips for shopping at Michaels too! For Even More Awesome Online Deals
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michaels, Michael's, Michaels Coupons

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Will Happen This Year, But Outdoors Only

“Even by the standards of 2020, Jacob’s Pillow had a tough year. Not only did the dance center in Becket, Mass., have to cancel its annual summer season for the first time in its history, but it also lost one of its theaters, the Doris Duke, to a fire. But 2021 has begun more brightly: [management announced that] it will hold an outdoor festival this year, June 30 to Aug. 29, and that it will soon begin renovations on its main performance space, the Ted Shawn Theater.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Jacob, Doris Duke, 03.11.21, Becket Mass

Why Did It Take Four Years For Spain’s National Library To Report The Theft Of An Original Galileo Book?

“The technical department had known that the original had been replaced by a copy since May 2014, when book restorers discovered it by accident during a program to preserve old books from acid-deterioration called IFADU. But despite this discovery, in these four intervening years, the forged copy of Sidereus Nuncius left by the thief continued to appear in the library’s catalog as the original.” – El País (Spain) (in English)
Tags: Art, Spain, Words, Sidereus Nuncius, 03.15.21

This Year, The Salzburg Easter Festival Will Be The Salzburg All Saints Festival

The state of the pandemic being what it is just now, management didn’t want to cancel the event entirely as they did last year, but concert venues in Austria didn’t seem likely to reopen in less than three weeks. So the festival is being transferred from one big Catholic feast to another: it will take place in the days before and on November 1. – OperaWire
Tags: Art, Music, Austria, Catholic, 03.15.21

Comparing Different Countries’ Pandemic Relief Funding For The Arts

“We added up the total emergency cultural aid packages from nine countries around the globe to show you how they compare. We looked at the size of each country’s bailout in dollars, and then calculated what the totals amount to per person in order to account for differences in population size.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, 03.15.21

What are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)? And How Can a Work of Digital Art Sell for $69 Million

Value in the art world depends on manufactured desire for objects that serve no purpose and have no intrinsic meaning outside of the stories that surround them, which is why it can be easy to fool others with fraudulent copies. Collectors and experts are often eager to believe a well-told tale of special provenance. As Orson Welles says in F is for Fake, “Lots of oysters, only a few pearls. Rarity. The chief cause and encouragement of fakery and phoniness.” “Concepts of fakery and origin...
Tags: Google, Art, Instagram, College, Orson Welles, Economics, Bbc, Hawaii, Warhol, Wu Tang, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Lindsay Lohan, South Carolina, Monet, Martin Shkreli

France to return Klimt painting looted by the Nazis in 1938

Rosebushes Under the Trees, painted in 1905, was stolen from an Austrian Jewish familyThe French government has announced that it will return a Gustav Klimt landscape painting to its rightful owners more than 80 years after it was stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish family in Austria in 1938.The colourful 1905 oil work by the Austrian symbolist painter, titled Rosebushes Under the Trees, has been hanging in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris for decades. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, Nazis, Painting, World news, Culture, Austria, Art and design, Holocaust, Second world war, Paris, Art Theft, Nazism, Gustav Klimt, Klimt

Patti LuPone meets Jonathan Bailey: ‘You’re the biggest star in the world!’

The stars of Netflix’s Bridgerton and Hollywood talk about singing in the shower, the alchemy of the theatre – and why no one in Stephen Sondheim’s Company would ask LuPone to dancePatti LuPone and Jonathan Bailey starred in a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company in London in 2018. The pair, who had lockdown Netflix hits with the series Hollywood and Bridgerton respectively, caught up to talk about rehearsal-room nerves, the best night of the week to watch a musical and the Covid crisis...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Musicals, Theatre, Netflix, Culture, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, West End, Johnny, Patti LuPone, LuPone, Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey, dancePatti LuPone

Folger Shakespeare Library – Director of Programming

An international hub for Shakespeare scholarship and the study of the early modern period, the Folger Shakespeare Library (Folger) connects the 21st century with William Shakespeare’s work, ideas, and times in which he lived. The Folger is dedicated to cultivating new audiences for a new world, with a renewed and revitalized commitment to connecting Shakespeare’s stories to the world so that all visitors will find their stories reflected. The Folger creates lovers of Shakespeare and the humaniti...
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Director, Mannes Prep

Founded in 1916 by the legendary musicians and music educators David and Clara Mannes, Mannes Prep is a vital provider of pre-collegiate music education programs for students ages 4-18. Mannes Prep serves young artists at all levels, from beginners through advanced students aspiring toward collegiate study in music. Mannes Prep is an arm of the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School, a comprehensive university in New York City, comprised of five degree-granting colleges, including Pa...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, David, University, Ada, Recruit, Parsons School, College of Performing Arts CoPA, Clara Mannes Mannes Prep, Mannes Prep, Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts, CoPA Deans Council, Operations Continuing and Professional Education, University Development Office

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