Eliminate the Status Quo

I am teaching a course this semester titled: My Body is a Project. It is a provocative take on the proposition that the Body Ought to be Considered the Commons. I have 18 students in the tutorial. And we have a MSTeams channel for discussion. Natalie* – that question of yours has been buzzing around… Continue reading Eliminate the Status Quo
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Guggenheim Curators Ready To Unionize

The pandemic – and the way the museum treated some of the staff during closures – helped the push for unionization, says at least one digital producer. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual

The Children Of Blaxploitation Directors Rescue Their Fathers’ Films

Justine Henzell and Mario Van Peebles have done the heavy lifting to rescue, and in some cases help reshoot, their dads’ important, overlooked (and in Henzell’s case, formerly unfinished) films. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Media, Mario Van Peebles, 07.29.21, Henzell, Justine Henzell

Safely Playing Their Hearts Out At The Proms

How it’s working onstage: “When the guy comes to the rehearsal room he sometimes has this suspicious look. Especially in the beginning, when people were moving their chairs a little bit, he was like, ‘Don’t do that‘.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Music, Don, 07.30.21

Getting Books Into The Hands Of Kids Who Need Them

With a young independent press, two women in Minneapolis want to take portrayals of Muslims in children’s literature to a new place – a place of normality. – Sahan Journal
Tags: Art, Minneapolis, Words, 07.27.21

Writing About Autism And Sex

Author Helen Hoang took her own life experiences and folded them into her novel The Kiss Quotient. “I spent a lot of my life pretending to be something else because I wanted to fit in. I put so much work into trying to fit in.” But a diagnosis – and writing a novel – freed her. – NPR
Tags: Art, Words, Helen Hoang, 07.30.21

After Months Of Turmoil At The Philadelphia Museum, The Director Steps Down

Timothy Rub now says he should have focused more, and much sooner (perhaps he means before the employees unionized), on gender and racial equity inside the museum. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Philadelphia, Visual, Timothy Rub, 07.30.21

What About Autumn Reading, Hunh?

How “summer reading” (and beach reads) became a Thing. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 07.31.21

The Americans Who Transformed Ballet

Todd Bolender and Janet Reed “were expert ballet comedians, a rare talent, and intelligent, witty, well-read human beings” – and responsible for the establishment and quality of many, many U.S. ballet companies. – The Oregonian
Tags: Art, Dance, Janet Reed, 07.30.21, Todd Bolender

The Author Who Became A Vaccinator

And her worries about how neither profession seems to be doing much good in this world. “Wash your hands for 20 seconds as often as you like, but you’ll never get that damned spot out: your fingerprints are all over the Earth.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Earth, Words, 07.31.21

China Finally Allows In A Foreign Film

And it’s … a British Christmas movie about a cat? – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, China, 07.30.21

Yayoi Kusama - her life and art

I watched a documentary film about Yayoi Kusama this last week which I found fascinating.   She's exhibited internationally all over the world and her artwork has achieved both the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: [email protected] (Katherine Tyrrell (ipad))]
Tags: Art, Artists, Exhibition, Contemporary Art, Art History, Art On Television, Katherine Tyrrell, Yayoi Kusama, Television Review, Art Documentaries Online

Targeted Ads Are Way Beyond Annoying

They create political division and can promote incredibly dangerous theories. But there are ways to resist. –
Tags: Art, Issues, 07.31.21

France’s Call My Agent Hit Cult Popularity In The US, But Its Star Didn’t Really Know It

Actor Camille Cottin, who spent a lot of time with her family during the pandemic, is bemused by her popularity. “Now you tell me during the pandemic everybody watched ‘Call My Agent!,’ [but] I was miles away, imagining that I was buried alive,” she added with a grim laugh.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, France, US, Camille Cottin, 07.30.21

George Rhoads, Artist Of Intricate Machines That Move Billiard Balls And More, 95

Rhoads studied painting, but his fame came from his audiokinetic sculptures, “which ranged from tabletop size to more than 40 feet high, resembled a combination of planetariums, construction girders, carnival rides and pinball machines.” –
Tags: Art, People, Rhoads, George Rhoads, 07.31.21

Turner Prize Winner Says UK Cut School Arts Funding To Cut Out Criticism From Artists

Artist Helen Cammock: “They’re trying to eradicate the subjects that encourage people to think, and the parts of culture that really loudly challenge the system that’s in place.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, Helen Cammock, 07.28.21, Turner Prize Winner Says UK Cut School

Older Kindles May Stop Connecting To The Internet

And yes, you can blame 5G for this issue. – BBC
Tags: Art, Words, 07.29.21

Year 4 students from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School respond to Independents Biennial 2021

The following texts are short articles written by year 5 students from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Wavertree responding to the work of Independents Biennial 2021 artists. The group have writing and concentration issues, but are incredible interpreters, with a unique ability to understand whatever is put in front of them. At one point […] The post Year 4 students from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School respond to Independents Biennial 2021 appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
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South America’s Largest Film Collection Goes Up In Flames

On Thursday, flames engulfed Brazil’s Cinemateca Brasileira, whose collection includes “more than a million archival documents and around 250,000 film reels,” with the extent of the damage as yet unknown. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Media, Brazil, South America, Cinemateca Brasileira, 07.30.21

The Pleasure Of Falling Asleep With A Book

That is, with a book slipping out of your fingers, or falling on your face or stomach. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 07.30.21

Do Olympic-Level Achievements Make People Happy?

That depends on when you ask them. (And yes, that has a bearing on the lives of the rest of us as well.) – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, 07.29.21

Lily Allen: from chart-topping handbag kid to the heart of London’s West End

The singer is back in front of a live audience this week, playing ‘a woman with a real point of view’ in a spooky new play, 2:22 – A Ghost StoryThere, in the background, wearing drop pearl earrings, is 13-year-old Lily Allen dressed up as a little lady-in-waiting. Cinema audiences watching Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth when the film of that name came out in 1998 might have been concentrating on the queen’s courtly dancing in the middle of the frame, but yes, it really was Allen playing a mini roya...
Tags: Music, London, Celebrity, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Stage, West End, Lily Allen, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth, Allen, Shekhar Kapur

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Not Going Anywhere by Emma Fonseca Halverson

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Sometimes you come across a play that demands to be read, performed and shared. Not Going Anywhere by Emma Fonseca Halverson is one of those plays. The Mexican family of Ale, Miguel, Mami and Papá are struggling to get by while ICE attempts to tear them apart. Miguel wants […]
Tags: Character Study, Drama, Theatre, Production, Acting, Miguel, School Plays, High School Plays, Theatrefolk plays, Issue-based, Emma Fonseca Halverson, Not Going Anywhere, Miguel Mami

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