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‘Uncomfortable Art’ And #QueerMuseum: Alternative Museum Tours Are Catching On In Britain

Dan Vo leads groups on #QueerMuseum tours of Cambridge museums and the V&A, pointing out things like an Antarctic explorer’s scandalized notes on male-on-male penguin sex and a “gender-fluid” statue of Lucifer. Alice Procter’s “Uncomfortable Art” tours through the likes of the British Museum point out the ways colonialism pervades the collections. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Britain, Cambridge, British Museum, Issues, Antarctic, 01.16.19, Dan Vo, Lucifer Alice Procter


Making Jewellery Magazine Features Quilled Jewelry

In September I was contacted by an editorial assistant at Britain's Making Jewellery magazine who had come across my paper jewelry. They were planning to do a feature about quilled jewelry in an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Design, Britain, Quilling, Paper Jewelry, Ann Martin, Quilled Jewelry, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry


Will Anyone Buy Troubled UK Entertainment Chain HMV?

The chain, which accounts for a third of all physical music sales in Britain and a quarter of all physical DVD sales, had a terrible holiday season and is going under – but there are offers with those “hoping to buy the long-established music retailer, which employs 2,200 people, [given] a deadline of Tuesday to submit bids.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Britain, Issues, 01.13.19


Arms Manufacturer Shamed Out Of Sponsoring Museum Shows Changes Its Name To Leonardo

Jeez, talk about artwashing. A string of PR disasters, including demonstrations against Britain’s National Gallery of Art for accepting sponsorships, led the Italian defense company Finmeccanica to rename itself after the Renaissance genius (who did, after all, design weapons and war machines). But the tactic hasn’t entirely worked: just last summer, the Design Museum in London came under fire (ahem) for hosting a reception for the company, despite the new name. — Artnet
Tags: Art, London, Britain, Issues, Visual, Leonardo, Finmeccanica, Design Museum, 01.11.19


UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympics

London’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. […]
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, London, News, Britain, Tokyo, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Jeremy Wright, National Gallery to Loan Works


UK’s National Gallery to Loan Works to Japan for Olympucs

London’s National Gallery will send Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and 60 other paintings on a tour of two Japanese Museums next year in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics. “By sharing the treasures from our world-leading museums and galleries, we can promote the very best of Britain to the globe,” says Jeremy Wright, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. […]
Tags: Art, Japan, UK, London, News, Britain, Tokyo, National Gallery, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Jeremy Wright, National Gallery to Loan Works


Retooling Scott Joplin’s ‘Treemonisha’ For The 21st-Century

That’s the project of Toronto theatre company Volcano, which hopes to tour its adaptation — with “an entirely new story” — of Joplin’s 1911 opera to California, D.C., Canada, and Britain next year. Says Volcano’s artistic director, “As far as I can find, the libretto has never been touched. We’re just giving Joplin the help he was denied.” — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, California, Toronto, Canada, Britain, Volcano, Joplin, SJM, Scott Joplin, 01.05.19


In Britain, Small Indie Bookshops Are Flourishing

For the second year in a row, statistics show that indies are doing better than fine. That comes after a steady 20-year decline, so the numbers still feel surprising. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Britain, Words, 01.06.19


Britain’s Film Industry Is Thriving Just Now, But They’re All Afraid Brexit Will Wreck It

“If there are members of the UK cinema community who think Brexit is a good thing, they are all but impossible to find. Actors and film-makers were virtually unanimous in their advocacy of the remain campaign before the 2016 referendum. They still are, but now they are, at least, resigned to the reality of Brexit, as much as any industry can be.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Media, Britain, Brexit, 12.28.18


The Tell-Tale Horror Of Christmas

In Britain, ghost stories – not only in Christmas Carol – are a vital part of the holiday season. – Paul Levy
Tags: Art, Britain, Ajblogs, 12.21.18


Tate Britain to Rehang Galleries with only Women Artists

Tate Britain will rehang the last 60 years of its gallery displays with only female artists including Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread, and mroe the Guardian reports. “This presentation, 60 Years, will offer a significant moment to recognise and celebrate a selection of Britain’s most important artists working from the 1960s to the present day,” says […]
Tags: Art, News, Britain, Tate Britain, Art News, Minipost, Bridget Riley Rachel Whiteread


Dept. Of Homeland Security Has Mistaken This 90-Year-Old Theatre Historian For An ISIS Terrorist

David Mayer was a lieutenant in the US Army and spent decades living and teaching in Britain. Unfortunately, “David Mayer” was also an alias of one Akhmed Chatayev, a Chechen militant suspected of masterminding the 2016 attack on Istanbul’s airport. Several branches of the US government have gotten the two confused, and now the real Mayer can’t receive packages from the US and has trouble traveling. — The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Isis, US, People, Britain, US Army, Istanbul, David Mayer, Mayer, Akhmed Chatayev, 12.16.18


Alice Walker Under Fire For Recommending In NY Times Book Seen As Anti-Semitic

For the Times Book Review‘s “By the Book” feature, Walker cited among the books on her nightstand David Icke’s And the Truth Shall Set You Free, which allegedly cites The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Leading the criticism of Walker was Tablet magazine’s Yair Rosenberg: “The book is an unhinged antisemitic conspiracy tract written by one of Britain’s most notorious antisemites.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Britain, Words, Walker, David Icke, Yair Rosenberg, Times Book Review, 12.17.18, Walker was Tablet


Should Britain’s Art Courses Warn Young People About Their Futures?

Lyn Gardner says that although UK government inspector Amanda Spelman has faced a massive backlash – for good reason – some of her statements were probably fair. “Watching each year as arts graduates head into the world sometimes feels like a David Attenborough documentary showing nature at its most brutal. As thousands of young people – who have been taught to call themselves artists but not necessarily given the skills artists need to survive – head for the choppy waters of the industry, they...
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Britain, David Attenborough, Lyn Gardner, 12.17.18, Amanda Spelman


Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul'

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – and writing a play about Trump‘I hate watching my plays,” Tony Kushner says. “They’re all so long and they take for ever and the only one that’s not true of is Caroline. It’s two hours with intermission and I could listen to that music for ever.”Caroline is Caroline, Or Change, Kushner’s only musical. Written wit...
Tags: Politics, London, Musicals, Film, Race, Theatre, America, World news, US news, Culture, Britain, US politics, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, Manhattan, West End


Bestselling British Author Says He Wants To ‘Safeguard’ Libraries

Even as hundreds of libraries have closed and thousands of professional library staff been laid off, there are still libraries in Britain left to safeguard. And comedian turned bestselling children’s author David Walliams wants to save them. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Britain, David Walliams, Words, 12.10.18


Is Britain Finally Going To Make Some Progress For Women In Theatre?

Maybe! Arts Council England chair Nicholas Serota met with a delegation, some of whom say that the meeting was quite useful. “We are on that track now and we are not getting off this time. We are not allowing it to be sidelined. I don’t want young people coming out of drama school being treated like that.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: Art, England, Theatre, Britain, Nicholas Serota, 12.07.18


Making Jewellery Magazine Features Quilled Jewelry

In September I was contacted by an editorial assistant at Britain's Making Jewellery magazine who had come across my paper jewelry. They were planning to do a feature about quilled jewelry in an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Design, Britain, Ann Martin


UK Government Puts Export Bar on JMW Turner Painting

The UK government has blocked the export of a JMW Turner painting while a buyer is sought to keep it in the UK, the Guardian reports. “Turner is one of Britain’s greatest ever artists, whose studies of British life still resonate with the public today, says arts minister Michael Ellis. “It has so much significance […]
Tags: Art, UK, News, Britain, Turner, Art News, Minipost, Michael Ellis, JMW Turner Painting


Comedian Billy Connolly Retires From All Live Performance

The 76-year-old Scot, arguably Britain’s favorite stand-up comic (and known to US audiences from his starring role alongside Judi Dench in Her Majesty Mrs. Brown), has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 2013 and was treated for prostate cancer last year. — The Guardian
Tags: Art, US, People, Britain, Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Scot, Mrs Brown, 12.03.18


The Russian Art Market Is Having A Bit Of An Awkward Moment

Or rather the art market in London that depends on Russian money: “New realities have restrained oligarchical excess. Over the past five years, the West has imposed a barrage of sanctions on Russia, including asset freezes and travel bans, tied to its incursions into Ukraine, interference in elections, and the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, London, Russia, Ukraine, West, Britain, Visual, 11.30.18


Arts Columnist For Britain’s Daily Telegraph Found Dead At Age 33

Florence Waters had been reported missing last Monday; her body was discovered outdoors on Thursday evening. An artist in her own right, Waters had contributed articles to the Telegraph on books and film as well as visual arts, and she was previously the paper’s online arts editor.
Tags: Art, People, Britain, Florence, 11.23.18


Nuttall’s ‘Bomb Culture’ Is Back

Far from being bound by its time, Nuttall’s 1968 investigation of Britain’s underground political and literary protest culture was a prophetic critique, and applicable as well to the American scene.
Tags: Art, Britain, Ajblogs, Nuttall, 11.20.18


Are Novelists Returning To Modernism?

Modernism is inextricably bound to the concept of the West – and now that the United States and Britain are once again reckoning in challenging ways with their places in the world, some of the countries’ novelists are returning to its style and philosophy.
Tags: Art, Britain, United States, Words, 11.18.18


Citing A Collapse Of Library Use, Britain Might Close Up To One Third Of The Libraries In Essex

The Essex council claim they can close a third of the libraries and turn the others into volunteer-run services and still make sure their patrons have “24/7” service. Uh.
Tags: Art, Britain, Essex, Issues, 11.16.18


‘The African Mahler’: British Comedian Pays Tribute To Britain’s First Black Composer

Lenny Henry: “Over the past few months I have been enthralled and captivated by the story of a man from Croydon in south London who died more than 100 years ago and who wrote one of the biggest musical hits of the [early] 20th century. He was a total genius – a bit like Prince, but for late 19th-century London rather than 1980s California – and his name was Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.”
Tags: Art, Music, London, California, Britain, Lenny Henry, Croydon, 11.14.18, First Black Composer


Britain’s Rachel Dolezal? Or Not? Director With White Parents Given Grant For Minority Theatre Artists

Anthony Ekundayo Lennon has always acknowledged that his parents and grandparents are white, but says that his skin coloring (which his brothers share) has led to his being treated, and discriminated against, as black or mixed-race for his entire life, including his work in theatre. Lennon applied, as a “mixed-heritage individual,” for and won an Arts Council England grant to work a a black-led London theatre company. The company, Talawa, willingly sponsors Lennon, but other black actors and dir...
Tags: Art, England, London, Theatre, Britain, Lennon, Rachel Dolezal, Talawa, 11.04.18, Anthony Ekundayo Lennon


Royal Ballet Soloist Says He Used Skin-Lightening Products For Auditions

Fernando Montano grew up in Colombia and came to the Royal Ballet in 2006. The soloist, “said he used cosmetics during his early years at Britain’s largest ballet company as he was one of only three black dancers.”
Tags: Art, Dance, Colombia, Britain, Royal Ballet, 11.03.18, Fernando Montano


Carol Duffy Has Been Poet Laureate Of Britain For A Decade, But Who Will Succeed Her?

There’s a steering group made up of a wide range of people from the arts in the UK; then, the secretary of state and the prime minister will make final recommendations to the Queen from a shortlist the group provides. Whoa, what? Poet John Agard: “I’m certain that the prime minister is very familiar with the iambic pentameter. … But since poets don’t have the final say in politics, logically speaking there’s no reason why politicians should have the final say in poetry.”
Tags: Art, UK, Britain, Words, 11.02.18, Carol Duffy, John Agard


Tools & Craft #113: Thomas Chippendale, Furniture Marketing Genius

For many contemporary furniture makers, Instagram may serve the twin needs of inspiration and self-promotion.Whatever did the talented and ambitious do before #instafurniture, #interiordesign, #maker, #furnituregallery, and the like? I had occasion to mull over this topic at the current Metropolitan Museum exhibit, "Chippendale's Director: The Designs and Legacy of a Furniture Maker."Thomas Chippendale (1718–1779) is often hailed as Britain's greatest furniture maker. As someone who often che...
Tags: England, Design, London, Instagram, Britain, Brooklyn, West Yorkshire, Philadelphia, Metropolitan Museum, Joel, Chippendale, Joel Moskowitz, Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, Tools & Craft, Thomas Chippendale Furniture Marketing Genius



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