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What Is Contemporary Art?: A Free Online Course from The Museum of Modern Art

What is contemporary art? In this course from the Museum of Modern Art, you’ll explore this question through more than 70 works of art made from 1980 to the present, with a focus on art of the last decade. You’ll hear directly from artists, architects, and designers from around the globe about their creative processes, materials, and inspiration. 3D printed glass and sculptures made of fiber. Dance performed in the factory and the museum. Hacking into television and video games. Portrait...
Tags: Art, Facebook, College, Online Courses, Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Each


Carolyn North, Still Dancing At 83

In her life, North, “the Bay Area-based dance therapist, writer, and flutist, has talked her way into a summer dance intensive camp, having had little formal dance training; sung in a gospel choir; played flute professionally; worked as a midwife; learned to play bass bamboo flute while living in India; written and published 11 books; birthed three children; founded Daily Bread, a food recovery program; taught dance healing techniques to professional and novice dancers; and produced Musings on ...
Tags: Art, India, Dance, Bay Area, Daily Bread, 06.01.21, Carolyn North


How Memory Works

Precise stimulation may be able to retrieve vanished memories from where they’re encoded – and create fake memories as well. – LitHub
Tags: Art, Ideas, 06.02.12


Supply Chain Shortages Are Costing Hollywood A Bundle

Constructing sets has become wildly more expensive: “A sheet of plywood was $20 or $30 in recent years but is now roughly three times as much. And it’s not just lumber: Everything from steel to glass to paint has jumped in price in the past few months.” Of course, studios are now looking for other places to save. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, 06.02.21


Tenor Russell Thomas ‘Plays’ It Forward

Thomas, named artist in residence at the Los Angeles Opera and about to star in the new LAO COVID-safe performance of Oedipus Rex, says about his also new Russell Thomas Young Artists in Training program, “The most exciting project is the academy for young singers, because being a singer is so expensive and I was lucky when I was younger that people invested their time and energy in me. Setting up a program like this, we can find and nurture young singers through the early stages of their caree...
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Thomas, Los Angeles Opera, Tenor Russell Thomas, 06.01.21, Oedipus Rex, Russell Thomas Young


Women’s Interests In Gaming May Finally Become Mainstream

Billions of dollars are on the table for an industry that has historically been not just hostile but actively damaging to girls and women who wanted to game. Before this, “Girls couldn’t earnestly be gamers, goons maintained. Worse still, their twisted logic went, fake-gamer egirls were stealing views from real-gamer gamer boys.” Now, thanks to TikTok and real-world changes, things are different. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, 06.02.21


When Xerox And ‘101 Dalmatians’ Saved Disney’s Animation Studio

Up through Disney’s previous animated feature, Sleeping Beauty, each cell in a film had to be traced and copied by hand, often more than once, then inked and painted — and each movie used hundreds of thousands of cells. That got expensive: Sleeping Beauty cost $1 million more than it earned in its first release (and in 1959 that was serious money). For Dalmatians, animators used Xerox cameras to copy the drawings for cells, saving so much labor and expense that the studio used the technique for...
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, Xerox, Walt, 06.02.21, Disney 's Animation Studio


Millennials Are Killing Off The Philly Accent

“Linguists trace this shift to Philadelphia’s elite schools. Any way of speaking that falls outside the norm is viewed negatively in certain settings, so students at these schools may feel pressured to adapt the less noticeable mid-Atlantic accent. … If the trend continues, the classic Philly accent could become extinct within two decades.” – Mental Floss
Tags: Art, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Words, Philly, 06.01.21


Artful Manager: The Book

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of The Artful Manager: Field Notes on the Business of Arts and Culture in paperback and eBook formats. This book gathers 50 posts from the first 18 years of The Artful Manager blog – edited, updated, complemented with opening quotes, and sorted into three themes. – Andrew Taylor
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 06.03.21


Q&A Sessions: South African DC Comics artist praises parents for superhero success

Loyiso Mkize talks to Bongekile Macupe about joining the DC Universe, the influence of his parents and teachers, and getting up more than falling down The post Q&A Sessions: South African DC Comics artist praises parents for superhero success appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Comics, Comic Books, Dc Comics, Drawing, National, DC Universe, Top Six, Batwing, Q&A Sessions, Camrus Johnson, South Africa (country, National Arts Festival, Bongekile Macupe, KWEZI, Loyiso Mkize


Luis Biasotto, Argentine Dancer And Choreographer, Dies Of COVID At 49

Biasotto was the co-founder of Grupo Krapp with his longtime artistic partner, Luciana Acuña, who wrote, “Luis moved comfortably in the abyss. The emptiness, besides giving him panic, gave him peace of mind. A brave being, by nature. A contemporary hero out of a Marvel comic book. To rehearse with Luis was not being able to stop admiring him, to be surprised at every moment, to burst out with laughter and to be certain of sharing the world with a being from another planet.” – Dance Magazine ...
Tags: Art, People, Luis, 06.01.21, Luis Biasotto, Grupo Krapp, Luciana Acuña


Queering Flamenco (Which Could Really Use It)

“When the journalist and filmmaker Ana González was growing up near Madrid, in the nineteen-nineties, flamenco seemed both ubiquitous and retrograde. For González, this exuberant style of dance and music, which emerged in southern Spain, represented a cloying brand of nationalism. ‘I used to reject the conventional flamenco story, because I associated it with a very conservative tradition,’ she said. It took Manuel Liñán, the subject of Flamenco Queer, to change her mind.” (video) – The New Yor...
Tags: Art, Spain, Dance, Madrid, Gonzalez, Ana Gonzalez, Manuel Liñán, 06.02.21


Broadway Theatre Owner Cited In Stagehand’s Death

The citations from the federal government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration were issued to the Shubert Organization for the Winter Garden Theater “six months after Peter Wright, a 54-year-old stagehand, fell nearly 50 feet from a narrow, raised platform while performing routine maintenance in the theater.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Wright, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 06.02.21, Shubert Organization for the Winter Garden Theater


The Complicated Legacy Of Betty Crocker

This single cookbook defined American womanhood, but there were a few issues. For one thing, Betty Crocker wasn’t a person. – LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, Betty Crocker, 06.02.21


Some Performance Venues Are Having Way Too Hard A Time Getting Federal Relief Money

“As the emails finally started arriving late last week, some business owners got the good news they had been long awaiting: They would be awarded a piece of a $16 billion federal grant fund intended to preserve music clubs, theaters and other live-event businesses devastated by the pandemic. But other applicants ran into fresh obstacles — including the discovery that the government thinks they’re dead. It was the latest bureaucratic mishap for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant initiative, an ...
Tags: Art, Congress, Issues, 06.02.21


‘Why Should The Best Show People Somehow Keep Making The Dullest, Tackiest Hodgepodge Of A Tony Awards Show?’

“Even when not being manipulated by moneybags, the awards have regularly represented Broadway as a neurotic mess: defensive about its marginality, embarrassed by its serious works and insecure about its commercial appeal. … Now is the time for the Tonys to pull their act together.” Jesse Green has a few ideas, and even argues that the recent decision to split the telecast in two could be a good idea. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Audience, Jesse Green, 06.02.21


"In" is a gorgeous graphic novel about trying to find genuine human connections

I miss people. I like being around people, but I'm not always great at actually socializing with them. I hover around the edges of the room, unsure of what to do, heart racing with every missed opportunity for a conversational entrance. — Read the rest
Tags: Reviews, Art, Post, News, Book Reviews, Book Review, Graphic Novels, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Graphic Design, Visual Art, Watercolor, Graphic Novel, Will McPhail, Great Graphic Novels


Now Netflix Wants To Move Into Video Games

“[The streaming giant] has been approaching senior game industry executives about joining it to lead the creation of a subscription games service, according to reports. … One key decision that has not yet been finalised is whether a game subscription service would also require Netflix to develop games itself.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 06.02.21


George Beasley, Dead At 89, Built A US Radio Empire

He started in 1961 with one AM station, which he ran while working as a high school principal, in small-town North Carolina. Sixty years on, his Beasley Broadcast Group is one of the five largest radio groups in the U.S., with 62 stations and 20 million listeners a week. – Billboard
Tags: Art, People, North Carolina, Beasley Broadcast Group, George Beasley, 06.02.21, US Radio Empire


Investment Funds Are Obsessed With Old Rock And Pop Songs – Why?

It’s not because they’ll live forever; think of the precipitous decline of Elvis’ music and memorabilia. It’s because they’re hot right now and for the next few years. And if you’re a young singer? Well. “The future of the music business is in fashion, make-up, booze, shoes—almost anything except the music itself. If you’re looking for the next Dylan, you are advised to forget about songs entirely. See who has the best side deals, because the sides are now the main course.” – Culture Notes of a...
Tags: Art, Music, Dylan, 06.02.21


As Pandemic Lifts, US Museums Are In Less Dire Shape Than Feared

“A year ago, the outlook for U.S. museums appeared grim: a July 2020 survey conducted by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) found that one-third of institutions across the country could close due to the devastating effects of the pandemic. But … a new report by AAM — the professional organization’s third such survey since March of 2020 — suggests that 15 percent of museums are at risk of closure. That’s an improved number to be sure, but a sobering one, too.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, US, Visual, 06.02.21, American Alliance of Museums AAM


International Booker Prize Goes To David Diop’s ‘At Night All Blood Is Black’

“Diop, the author of two novels, and his translator Anna Moschovakis, split the £50,000 annual prize, which goes to the best author and translator of a work translated into English. At Night All Blood Is Black follows Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese soldier fighting for France in the first world war, whose descent into madness after the death of a childhood friend on the frontline begins to show itself in extreme brutality against enemy German soldiers in the trenches.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, France, Words, Diop, Anna Moschovakis, 06.02.21, David Diop, Alfa Ndiaye


Dan Frank, Brave And Influential Chief Editor Of Pantheon Books, Dead At 67

He shepherded the work of a remarkable group of authors ranging from Cormac McCarthy to Jill Lepore to Oliver Sacks and beyond. Perhaps his two biggest coups were seeing the potential of graphic narrative to be an enduring genre beyond Art Spiegelman’s Maus (he worked with Spiegelman on subsequent books, and also with Marjane Satrapi and Ben Katchor) and coaxing Joseph Mitchell into publishing a book (Up in the Old Hotel) after 27 years of silence. (Click here for a tribute to Frank by James Fa...
Tags: Art, People, Cormac Mccarthy, Marjane Satrapi, Jill Lepore, Oliver Sacks, Joseph Mitchell, Art Spiegelman, Spiegelman, Ben Katchor, 06.02.21, Dan Frank Brave


JoAnn Falletta’s Successor At Virginia Symphony Is Eric Jacobsen Of The Knights And Brooklyn Rider

The 38-year-old conductor and cellist is also music director of the Orlando Philharmonic and the Greater Bridgeport (Ct.) Symphony, but he’s best known in the wider world for two dynamic contemporary music ensembles: chamber orchestra The Knights, which he founded with his violinist brother Colin, and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. – The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
Tags: Art, Music, Virginia, Brooklyn, Colin, Orlando Philharmonic, Eric Jacobsen, JoAnn Falletta, 06.02.21, Greater Bridgeport Ct Symphony


Download 1,000+ Beautiful Woodblock Prints by Hiroshige, the Last Great Master of the Japanese Woodblock Print Tradition

For 200 years, beginning in the 1630s, Japan closed itself off from the world. In its capital of Edo the country boasted the largest city in existence, and among its population of more than a million not a single one was foreign-born. “Practically the only Europeans to have visited it were a handful of Dutchmen,” writes professor of Japanese history Jordan Sand in a new London Review of Books piece, “and so it would remain until the mid-19 th century. No foreigners were permitted to live or tr...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, College, History, Tokyo, Seoul, Nagasaki, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Mount Fuji, Edo, Hokusai, London Review of Books, Utagawa Hiroshige, Colin Marshall


Download 1,000+ Beautiful Woodblock Prints by Hiroshige, the Last Great Master of the Woodblock Print Tradition

For 200 years, beginning in the 1630s, Japan closed itself off from the world. In its capital of Edo the country boasted the largest city in existence, and among its population of more than a million not a single one was foreign-born. “Practically the only Europeans to have visited it were a handful of Dutchmen,” writes professor of Japanese history Jordan Sand in a new London Review of Books piece, “and so it would remain until the mid-19 th century. No foreigners were permitted to live or tr...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, College, History, Tokyo, Seoul, Nagasaki, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Mount Fuji, Edo, Hokusai, London Review of Books, Utagawa Hiroshige, Colin Marshall


Mohamed Bourouissa on France’s identity crisis: ‘We’ve got catching up to do!’

The French Algerian artist uses photography, rap music and the frequencies of trees in his quest to shine a light on marginalised communities. Now he’s preparing for his first solo UK showIn early 2020, when Dave was making British history by triumphing at both the Brits and Mercury music prizes, the equivalent awards in France were making headlines for all the wrong reasons. That year’s Victoires de la Musique featured no headline prizes for a black or Arab rapper. “Domestic rap has become the ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Music, UK, France, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Dave, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Hip-hop, Installation


Joan Allen: ‘Acting’s like tennis. You bring your game’

Adulterous housewives, CIA bosses – Joan Allen has played them all with consummate skill. Now, in Stephen King adaptation Lisey’s Story, she’s turned her hand to visceral horrorIn some ways, Joan Allen is like an American Gary Oldman; wait, stay with it. She looks so different from one role to the next that she’s way beyond mercurial, further towards intangible – like a spirit slipping into a role more than a flesh-and-blood actor. Or maybe this is just acting at its most rarefied. One of the la...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Media, Drama, Film, Stephen King, Theatre, Apple TV, Chicago, Culture, Television & radio, Connecticut, Stage, Broadway, John Malkovich, TV streaming



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