Collins and Bilge—It Takes Skills and Time

Intersectionality (2016) Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge p. 116-123—on Hip Hop as youth culture One point of affinity here with "the neoliberal status quo" (117) is this: art is worthy of mere mention only in the context of a (very questionable) theory of youth . Do any adults make Hip Hop?! Does their work aspire or achieve in simlar or different manners? Youth "rarely have the skills and time to get elected to public office" (117), but somehow these limitations are not only surmountable...
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Collins and Bilge—The Applied Focus and Its Discontents

Intersectionality (2016) Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge p. 37—"To varying degrees, scholars and practitioners in social work, criminology, public health, law, and education recognize that knowledge production in their respective fields cannot be separated from professional practices. ... Because they straddle scholarship and practice, academic disciplines with a strong clinical or applied focus have been especially receptive to intersectional frameworks. Intersectionality often finds a we...
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Why Is Contemporary Architecture So Awful?

Perhaps it is that architects speak in a special language, and what looks to me like an arbitrary and ugly assortment of random stark rectangles is, to them, a kind of Morse code saying “Hello! Come inside! Happy to have you here.” But if that is the case, it doesn’t redeem the buildings for architects to have designed them using a special insider code that makes their beauty only visible to other architects. – Current Affairs
Tags: Art, Ideas, Morse, 04.15.21

YouTube Will Spend $100 Million On Creators In New “Shorts” Program

YouTube, the world’s biggest video platform, announced the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100 million pool of money it’s promising to distribute to creators of the most-engaging clips of its new TikTok-style feature. YouTube expects the program to kick off in the fall of 2021 and continue into 2022. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Youtube, 05.12.21

Disney+ Isn’t Using Show-runners For Its Shows. A New TV Model?

Effectively, the studio is making its TV shows as if they were roughly six-hour movies, applying the same production methodology it’s used for the 23 unprecedentedly successful interconnected feature films that comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That means empowering directors to lead a lot of creative decision-making, in collaboration with a small cadre of hands-on Marvel creative executives who are with the project from the beginning and report up to Feige. – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, 05.12.21

The Long Checkered Career Of The Golden Globes

Hollywood viewed the awards as meaningless at best and corrupt at worst — most notable for their open bar and the industry perks enjoyed by their some 80 voting members. Jack Mathews, who was a film critic for Newsday, once called them “the best-fed freeloaders in the entertainment industry.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Newsday, Jack Mathews, 05.12.21

What Happened When A Video Game Mixed ‘Dungeons & Dragons’, Artificial Intelligence And Choose-Your-Own-Adventure? Things Got Ugly

Last summer, the game AI Dungeon (less than a year old at the time) got an upgraded version of AI text-generation software that lets users type an action or piece of dialogue for their characters and then creates a new piece of narrative. Before long, some users started creating sexual situations involving children. But when the company put in a content filter and said it would use human moderators for flagged content, users rebelled. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, 05.05.21

The Sweet Old Professor Who Saved Iceland’s Ancient Literary Heritage From Danish Fire

Árni Magnússon, who undertook Iceland’s first-ever census and land survey, was a near-obsessive manuscript collector; he gathered many thousands of medieval documents, sagas, and other materials and sent them back to his house in Copenhagen. And in 1728, when the worst fire in the city’s history and destroyed more than a quarter of the buildings and nearly every book in town, Magnússon managed to get most of the manuscripts (though none of his own books) out of his house before it collapsed in ...
Tags: Art, Words, Iceland, Copenhagen, Magnusson, Árni Magnússon, 05.11.21

First Look: How the ‘Halston’ Costume Designer Built Iconic Tie-Dye Collection

Fashion designer Halston’s tie-dye collection first dropped in the late 1960s. Silk chiffon was draped over the body and revolutionized fashion as stylish New Yorkers and celebrities such as Anjelica Huston donned the iconic couturier’s caftans. That collection is one of the looks that’s faithfully re-created by costume designer Jeriana San Juan (“The Plot Against […]
Tags: Design, Netflix, Anjelica Huston, Ewan McGregor, Halston, Jeriana San Juan

Helmut Jahn Just Died In A Bike Accident — Might His Iconic Chicago Building Follow?

The Thompson Center is Chicago’s premier example of Jahn’s work, and the project that made him famous. Intended to take government from distant to literally transparent and accessible, it became a vital and diverse, if increasingly shabby, space; its spectacular atrium was the apparent inspiration for Jahn’s later, massive Sony Center in Berlin. – Chicago Reader
Tags: Art, Chicago, Visual, Sony Center, Helmut Jahn, Jahn, Thompson Center, Berlin Chicago, 05.11.21

Dutch Museum Directors Protest Testing Museum-Goers

In an open letter published yesterday in the Dutch newspaper NRC, 100 notable cultural figures, including Stedelijk director Rein Wolfs, artist Renzo Martens, Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits, and Van Gogh Museum director Emilie Gordenker, wrote that the law would enact too many barriers for museum goers. – Artnet
Tags: Art, NRC, Visual, Van Gogh Museum, Taco Dibbits, Emilie Gordenker, 05.11.21, Renzo Martens Rijksmuseum

Norman Lloyd, Whose Career Spanned Most Of Hollywood’s History, Dead At 106

He started his working life onstage with Eva Le Gallienne and Orson Welles; acted in films by Welles, Chaplin, Renoir, and Hitchcock (he was the villain in Saboteur); produced and directed episodes of Hitchcock’s TV series (which saved him from the blacklist); had a key role in the primetime medical drama St. Elsewhere; and racked up countless other credits on both sides of the camera and the theater stage. He played his final role, in the Amy Schumer vehicle Trainwreck, at age 100. – The Washi...
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Immersive Van Gogh Is A Hit. But Which One?

If you’re in a major metropolitan area and have ever remotely shown interest in an art event, you may be bombarded by ads on social media for “Immersive Van Gogh.” Or, wait, was it “Beyond Van Gogh?” But you swore the email receipt said “Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Van Gogh, Visual, 05.1.21

The 9 best Airbnbs in Orlando, including options close to Disney, stays with private pools, and even a home with its own arcade

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to world-class theme parks and sunny weather, Orlando is a popular year-round destination. We found the best Orlando Airbnbs whether you want to be right by the parks or in a serene setting. The city can be expensive during peak seasons, but these top-rated Airbnbs all start under $260. As Disney World eases COVID restrictions, Orlando continues to be one of the most-visited cities in the ...
Tags: Florida, Cdc, Disney, US, Trends, United States, Walt Disney World, Interior Design, Orlando, Disney World, Ritz, Kennedy Space Center, Kissimmee, Disney Springs, Winter Park, Airbnbs

Philadelphia Museum Of Art Unveils New Gehry Addition

Nearly 20 years ago, Anne d’Harnoncourt, the museum’s then-director and CEO, proposed to Frank Gehry that he replicate the galvanizing effect of his Guggenheim Bilbao by digging beneath the museum. The idea did not strike the architect as peculiar. “I said, give me the problem,” recalls Gehry, now 92. “I’m ready.” – Architectural Record
Tags: Art, Frank Gehry, Visual, Guggenheim Bilbao, Gehry, Anne d'Harnoncourt, 05.05.21

Dance With Prosthetic Limbs Is Getting More And More Creative

“Consider Belgian hip-hop artist Angelina Bruno. A star of the European dance circuit whose right arm was amputated at the forearm as a teenager, Bruno dances to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” with a 3-D–printed arm in the video game Just Dance 2021. The arm (designed in collaboration with Anouk Wipprecht) is a gorgeously faceted spire that glows iridescently within a cyber-futuristic, TRON-like virtual environment.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Bruno, Anouk Wipprecht, 05.10.21

I Have A Prosthetic Leg. Dancing Has Transformed My Relationship With It.

Mickaella Dantas: “It took me a while to consider working with my prosthesis, since it has a limited range of flexibility. I struggled with resistance and balance, and was frustrated by the way the leg could fall off when I sweat. It causes daily soreness. I didn’t have the self-discipline at first to develop dance movement with it. But when I met the Portuguese choreographer Clara Andermatt in 2012, I knew that I no longer could make these excuses.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, 05.10.21, Mickaella Dantas, Clara Andermatt

Race Is On To Save Boston Mansion Designed, Inside And Out, By Louis Comfort Tiffany

“The mansion was recently listed for sale — along with an adjoining building — with an asking price of $22.5 million. That has caused a measure of distress among some people who have worked for years to restore what they regard as a crucial monument to Tiffany’s genius.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Tiffany, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 05.11.21, Save Boston Mansion

Most Plays Are Just Better Without Intermissions

Charles McNulty: “I prefer to experience plays the way I experience films at the movie theater — uninterrupted. At night when I awake momentarily from dreaming, I can rarely, if ever, restart the same dream when I fall back to sleep. The spell is broken. … Playwrights do the dreamwork for us, but our absorption is required. And unless a complicated set change demands an extended time out, I’d prefer not to have to return to the workaday world until the play is over.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Charles McNulty, 05.11.21

West End Theatre Folk Look Eagerly, Nervously Toward Reopening

“What’s it actually like for the theatermakers who are starting work again after 15 months? Has the pandemic shaped the way they think about theater? We visited four” — a director, a producer, an actor and a costumer — “to find out.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, 05.12.21

2021 Land Rover Defender Corroded

2021 Land Rover Defender owners, are you unhappy with your SUV’s finish? Heritage Customs will give you corroded parts with real rust. Based in the Netherlands, designer Niels van Roij co-founded Heritage Customs. While aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc, and gold finishes are available, it was rust that caught our attention. Through his automotive design […] The post 2021 Land Rover Defender Corroded appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Design, Technology, Media, Marketing, Eu, Product Reviews, Netherlands, Autos, Land Rover, Sales And Marketing, SUVs, Branding, Rust, Tuner, Enthusiasm

Status Report: When And How Various Countries Are Restarting Their Arts Scenes

Here’s where plans currently stand in Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Spain, as well as the U.S. – Reuters
Tags: Art, Australia, Spain, Issues, 05.11.21, UK France Germany Italy Poland Qatar Saudi Arabia

Tintin heirs lose legal battle over artist’s Edward Hopper mashups

French artist Xavier Marabout wins case and €10,000 in damages after Moulinsart contacted galleries displaying his artThe French artist who was sued by the Tintin creator Hergé’s heirs over his paintings that place the boy adventurer in romantic encounters has won his case after a court deemed them parodies.Xavier Marabout’s dreamy artworks imagine Tintin into the landscapes of Edward Hopper, including a take on Queensborough Bridge, 1913, or talking with a less-clothed version of Hopper’s Chop ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Comics and graphic novels, Hopper, Tintin, Edward Hopper, Hergé, Queensborough Bridge, Moulinsart, Xavier Marabout

Turner Prize Finalist Group Calls Out Turner Prize: ‘Extractive And Exploitative’

From the statement released by Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.), one of five art-and-social-justice collectives nominated for this year’s prize: “The urgency with which we have been asked to participate, perform, and deliver demonstrates the extractive and exploitative practices in prize culture, and more widely across the industry — one where Black, brown, working-class, disabled, queer bodies are desirable, quickly dispensable, but never sustainably cared for. … We demand the right to t...
Tags: Art, Visual, 05.11.21

One Down, Two To Go: Met Opera Reaches Labor Agreement With Chorus

“The union, the American Guild of Musical Artists — which also represents soloists, dancers, actors and stage managers — is the first of the three largest Met unions to reach such a deal after months of sometimes-bitter division between labor and management over how deep and lasting the pandemic pay cuts should be.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, American Guild of Musical Artists, 05.11.21

‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening

Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured“If we had to close down again,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “we couldn’t survive.” Webber is staging his new musical Cinderella, with book by Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, in a full-capacity theatre in July, having already delayed its premiere twice. He has mortgaged his house in London and will be selling one of his seven theatres. “It cost £1...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, England, London, Scotland, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Stage, Festivals, Classical Music, Economic recovery, Exhibitions

The former chairman of Valentino just sold a Basquiat skull painting at auction for $93.1 million - $40 million more than it was expected to go for

A woman looks at Jean-Michel Basquiat's "In This Case" during a press preview on May 3, 2021 for a Christie's sale New York. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images The cofounder of Valentino just sold a Basquiat painting at auction for $93.1 million, per Bloomberg. The 1983 painting, titled "In This Case," was expected to sell for around $50 million, Christie's auction house said. It's the second-most expensive Basquiat ever sold at auction; the priciest sold for $110.5 mill...
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Associate Artistic Producer, Milwaukee Rep

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, a LORT theater located in the heart of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Associate Artistic Producer. Our mission is to ignite positive changes in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of our community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity. It is important that our hiring practices...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Milwaukee, Broadway, Wisconsin, Shakespeare, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Rep, LORT, About Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty Jay Baker Theater Complex, Laura Braza

With New Hosts, NPR’s ‘Invisibilia’ Podcast Is Reorienting Itself

“‘Something we’ve thought about for a long time is how the show has historically had a strong emphasis on the individual and the internal world and how there was an absence of perspective about the larger structures that the individual exists inside of,’ said [producer Abby] Wendle. To describe the intended shift in somewhat reductive terms, then, this new iteration is an effort to step away from the purely psychological and towards the more structural, societal, and sociological.” – Vulture ...
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, 05.11.21, Abby -RSB- Wendle

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