Pining For The Empire (We Should Pay Attention)

The experience of imperial nostalgia, Peter Mitchell argues, is not just some lightly felt fancy or excuse for “rote grumpiness,” but evidence of a “real and unassuageable grief” that we should take seriously. – The Baffler The Baffler
Tags: Art, Ideas, Peter Mitchell, 07.20.21

The Lnguage Of Public Art Vandalism

There’s a language of defacement, according to artist Shanequa Gay, who’s just finished restoring her Reframing Herstory (2019) mural on Edgewood Avenue near the Georgia Beer Garden. – ArtsATL ArtsATL
Tags: Art, Visual, Edgewood Avenue, 07.19.21, Lnguage Of Public Art Vandalism, Shanequa Gay, Georgia Beer Garden

South Korea Is Becoming A Bigger Player In Hollywood

Korean-language programs have seen a surge in demand following drama “Parasite” winning best picture at last year’s Academy Awards and “Minari” receiving critical acclaim. Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, South Korea, Hollywood, Media, Audience, 07.20.21

Americans Have No Trust? Actually – We Are Amazingly Trusting

The modern sharing economy is premised on leaps of faith in perfect strangers: we rely on crowdsourced restaurant reviews on Yelp, climb into a stranger’s car through Uber, stay at someone else’s house via Airbnb… – The New Yorker The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Ideas, Airbnb, 11.26.21

Christopher Ricks, The “Irritable” Literary Critic

I think criticism is being good at noticing things. If I write about a particular work of literature, I do have to believe – not always, as it turns out, rightly – that I have noticed something about it. – New Statesman New Statesman
Tags: Art, People, 07.13.21, Christopher Ricks

Fake News: Distinguishing Between Lies And Mistakes

There’s a very big difference between an error and a lie – and between ‘fake news’ and ‘false news’. A fake is always false, and was intended to be. But a falsehood is not always a fake; it could simply be a mistake. – Aeon Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 07.05.21

The Language Of Public Art Vandalism

There’s a language of defacement, according to artist Shanequa Gay, who’s just finished restoring her Reframing Herstory (2019) mural on Edgewood Avenue near the Georgia Beer Garden. – ArtsATL ArtsATL
Tags: Art, Visual, Edgewood Avenue, 07.19.21, Shanequa Gay, Georgia Beer Garden

What Ever Became Of Joy Womack, The American Who Joined, And Quit, The Bolshoi Ballet?

At 15 she entered the Bolshoi’s school; by 17 she was a company soloist. In 2013, aged 19, she claimed she couldn’t get solos without paying bribes and left for the Kremlin Ballet. In 2016 she quit again, beginning a professional journey that literally circled the globe. – SeeingDance SeeingDance
Tags: Art, Dance, Bolshoi, Kremlin Ballet, Joy Womack

Revising Mamet’s “Oleanna” Post-#MeToo

The production can be read as a post-#MeToo critique of the invidious yet slippery ways in which male power exerts itself without being easy to call out as inappropriate. – The Guardian The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Mamet, 07.19.21

HMV At 100: UK’s Favorite Record Store Is Hanging On

Since 2000, the once-hugely popular chain has entered bankruptcy twice, changed ownership twice, and closed, reopened and closed again hundreds of stores. In 2019 HMV was acquired by Canada’s Sunrise Records, whose CEO is turning things around. – The Guardian The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, UK, HMV, Canada, Sunrise Records

What It’s like Coming Back To The Cello After 40 Years

“I felt like I was reconnecting with a best friend. I needed the opportunity to play music and have these other musicians in my life. This was a return to a prized passion.” – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, 07.20.21

How The Arts Could Lead On Thinking About Disabilities

Framing disability in this way—as a series of deficits—adds to the problematic thinking that interprets access as questions of patron services, facilities, or technology. – Artnet Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, 07.19.21

How The United States Took Shakespeare To Heart

Very, very firmly, that’s how — and that goes back nearly to the beginning of the republic. Brooke Gladstone interviews Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro. (audio) – On the Media On the Media
Tags: Art, Theatre, United States, Shakespeare, James Shapiro, Brooke Gladstone

The Art Of Creating ASL Signs For Individuals’ Names

Decades ago, names were usually communicated by finger-spelling. Today, with the rise of “capital-D Deaf” culture, ASL users often create individual gestural signs as identifiers — and many famous non-Deaf people get name signs as well. Here’s a look at how they’re invented. – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, ASL, ASL Signs For Individuals

The Dark Side Of The Meritocracy

For all of the well-intentioned idealism of today’s aspirational elite, there is a dark side of meritocracy that is never fully concealed in the strivers’ displays and proclamations of goodwill. – Hedgehog Review Hedgehog Review
Tags: Art, Ideas, 07.18.21

Every project should be designed for disassembly

Designing things that can easily be taken apart for repair or recycling is an old idea that's overdue for a revival, writes Sarah Templin in her essay for Core77: Design for Disassembly (DfD) is the straightforward design method and philosophy that ensures that all elements of a product can be disassembled for repair and for "end of life." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Industrial Design, Manufacturing, Right To Repair, Sarah Templin

Paris Design Week : Ventes aux enchères de prototypes de design

Très bientôt nous nous revoyons ! Vivement ces rentrées chargées comme nous les aimons, expositions, salons, soirées, vernissages et belles découvertes ! Du côté de Paris, c’est le retour de M&O et de la Paris Design Week ! Nouveauté et belle opportunité, en ces périodes particulières, l’appel à projet «  Paris Design Week Factory « va vous permettre sur sélection de présenter vos projets et prototypes au plus grand nombre, mais également de pouvoir vendre ! En effet, la Paris Design Week s’ass...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Designer, Paris, Agenda, Prototype, Vente, Evenement, Appel à projet, Fresh Actus, Paris Design Week, Paris Design Week Factory

Fantastic emulation of classic Apple II program The Print Shop (1984)

In 1984, I used the hell out of The Print Shop on my Apple ][e. Published by Broderbund, it's a super-simple graphic design application to create greeting cards, signs, and banners. I'd use my Koala Pad to generate ridiculous banners that I'd then print out on a dot matrix printer (yay for tractor feed paper!) — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Graphics, Vintage Computing, Printers, 1980s, Broderbund, Apple IIc, Dot Matrix

Major Cutbacks At SF-MOMA

The museum will stop publishing its online journal Open Space and its podcast Raw Material, drop its film programming after the fall season, and, at the end of this year, shutter its offsite Artists Gallery at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina District. – San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, San Francisco, Visual, Fort Mason Center, Open Space, SF Moma

Kurt Westergaard, Whose Muhammad Cartoon Triggered Years Of Protest And Violence, Dead At 86

“[His] 2005 caricature of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban touched off violent protests by Muslims, prompted a massacre that left 12 people dead at the offices of [Charlie Hebdo] and made him a target of assassins for the rest of his life.” – The New York Times The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Charlie Hebdo, Muhammad, Kurt Westergaard

Preserving Local Shows, And Even Commercials, From The Early Years Of TV

Rick Klein, a sysadmin by trade, has created a YouTube Channel called the Museum of Classic Chicago Television — “kids’ shows like Bozo and Garfield Goose, news reports delivered by men with woolly sideburns and wide lapels, and commercials hawking everything from Ginsu knives to KISS action figures.” – Yahoo! (Chicago Tribune) Yahoo! (Chicago Tribune)
Tags: Art, Media, YouTube Channel, BOZO, Rick Klein, Museum of Classic Chicago Television, Garfield Goose

The Potential Benefits Of Using NFTs For Tickets

NFTs can be bought, sold, traded, swapped, used as collateral, borrowed, lent, etc. In other words, your ability to financially engineer to create additional value is only limited by your creativity and your audience’s willingness to participate. – Shelly Palmer Shelly Palmer
Tags: Art, Issues, 07.18.21

‘Writer Directory’ Offers More Than Information

Few books have come my way as generous and wise about writers and writing as this one. The title Writer Directory: A Book of Encounters takes as its model the phonebooks of long ago. But forget that. Remember this: The author, A. Robert Lee, is a British-born, globe-trotting, retired professor now living in Spain, whose heavy academic laurels disguise a common touch so light that reading him feels as charmed as floating on air. EyeCorner Press, 2019 His encounters with more than two ...
Tags: Art, UK, England, New York, Mexico, Berlin, America, San Francisco, Spain, University, Austria, United States, Ronald Reagan, Paris, Jimmy Carter, Oxford

Longtime Met Opera Mezzo Jean Kraft Dead At 94

A character singer admired for her dramatic skills, she sang with the company for two decades in nearly 800 performances. – Opera News Opera News
Tags: Art, People, Longtime Met Opera Mezzo Jean Kraft Dead

Count the number of art competitions that no longer exist....

The only thing that is certain in this world is "change".Which is why, one of the things that is certain in the art world is that art competitions change over time.What's surprising me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Making A Mark)]
Tags: Art, Art Competition, Bp Portrait Award, John Ruskin Prize, Art Competitions, John Moores Painting Prize, Derwent Art Prize, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Hell And High Water Came: Andrew Lloyd Webber Shutters ‘Cinderella’ Because Of COVID

In June he said that he would open his new West End musical at full audience capacity no matter what. Yet, now that England has lifted all COVID restrictions, Cinderella has halted performances and put the company in quarantine after a member tested positive. – The Guardian The Guardian
Tags: Art, England, Theatre, Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden’s Controversial Revamp Gets Key Approval

“The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has voted to approve Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s proposed redesign of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. The decision … was not without controversy.” – Artnet Artnet
Tags: Art, Washington, Smithsonian, Visual, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, U S Commission of Fine Arts

Hollywood Studios And Unions Agree: Vaccinations May Be Required

SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, DGA, and the other major unions have a new agreement with the studios’ trade association to reduce mask mandates and the frequency of COVID testing but allow productions to bar the unvaccinated from the set. – Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times) Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times)
Tags: Art, Media, Hollywood Studios, AFTRA IATSE DGA

The Meaning of Hieronymus Bosch’s Spellbinding Triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch was born Jheronimus van Aken. We know precious little else about him, not even the year of his birth, which scholar Nicholas Baum guesses must have been right in the middle of the fifteenth century. But we do know that the artist was born in the Dutch town of ‘ s-Hertogenbosch, better known as Den Bosch, to which his assumed name pays tribute. It is thus to Den Bosch that Baum travels in the The Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosch, the 1983 BBC TV movie above, in search...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Television, College, History, Bbc, Catholic, Seoul, Bosch, Erasmus, Baum, Taschen, Hieronymus Bosch, Den Bosch, Hertogenbosch, Colin Marshall

Whimsical, Surreal & Insightful: The Masked Portraits of Volker Hermes Breathe New Life into Classical Portraiture

Apart from a few iconic paintings like the Mona Lisa and the Girl with the Pearl Earring, European portraiture during the Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical periods is side-lined by narrative and genre painting whose subject matter is by nature much more compelling compared with the representation of a privileged elite – in other words, those who could actually afford to have their portrait...
Tags: Art, Volker Hermes Breathe New Life

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