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‘He was aware of racist pigeonholes’: how Basquiat took inspiration from jazz, hip-hop and no wave

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores the artist’s relationship to music in three short filmsBefore Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the leading art stars of the 1980s, he was a kid from Brooklyn thriving in the music and art scenes of downtown New York in the late 1970s.“Everyone was coexisting together, musicians and artists,” says Ed Patuto, the producer of Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three short films that explore the ar...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Jean Michel Basquiat, East Village, Basquiat, Michel Basquiat, Ed Patuto

A Side Splitting Medieval TikTok Account: Get a Laugh at Medieval Yoga Poses & Much More

@greedypeasant?‍?? Medieval Yoga ? #medievaltiktok #yoga #yogalover #peacewithin #fyp #foryou #foryoupage? original sound – Tyler Gunther 30-year-old Brooklyn-based artist Tyler Gunther views his creation, Greedy Peasant, as “the manifestation of all the strange medieval art we now enjoy in meme form”: Often times medieval history focuses on royals, wars, popes and plagues. With this peasant guide, we get to experience the world through the lens of a queer artist who is just trying to mak...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Fashion, Comedy, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, Arkansas, Robin, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Susan, Gunther, St Catherine, Tyler Gunther, Robin Frohardt

Pompidou Center To Open First U.S. Branch In — Wait, Where?

Jersey City, NJ — which would, if not for the state boundary, be like Brooklyn, since it is directly across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, to which Jersey City is connected by subway trains. (In fact, this new museum will be right smack next to a station for those trains, so there’s no excuse that it will be too hard to get to.) Assuming approval by the City Council, the Centre Pompidou x Jersey City is expected to open in 2024. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Visual, Jersey City, Hudson River, Jersey City NJ, 06.04.21, Centre Pompidou x Jersey City

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

Performance Artist And Director Robbie McCauley Dead At 78

“[Her] résumé included reimagining classic American plays through diverse casting and a stint in the ensemble of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking 1976 Broadway show, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. But she was best known for shows she wrote and performed at venues like the Kitchen in Manhattan and Franklin Furnace in Brooklyn, in which she used her family and personal stories to confront universal issues.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Brooklyn, Broadway, Manhattan, Ntozake Shange, 05.25.21, Robbie McCauley, Franklin Furnace

The Brooklyn Art Library Wants Your Filled Sketchbook

But first, it needs to sell you a blank book. “The Sketchbook Project works like this: people interested in submitting a sketchbook order a blank one from the website. When it arrives, they fill it with art, writing, decoupage, pop-ups, or anything else that fits their chosen style or theme. Some of the more unique sketchbooks have included embroidered pages and back covers altered to unfold into long maps and drawings. One sketchbook opens into a puzzle; another is cut in the shape of a sandwi...
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Visual, 04.15.21

High-flying Brooklyn boys on a magical trampoline: Jamel Shabazz's best photograph

‘I came upon them in an abandoned parking lot. Watching them was like reliving my own childhood’This was taken in 1981, in Brownsville, my neighbourhood in Brooklyn. I was 21 and my father, who photographed weddings and took portraits in our community, had been teaching me the science of speed and light, and how to capture decisive moments. When I came upon this scene in an abandoned parking lot, I felt something was coming on. They reminded me of myself as a child. Observing them was like reliv...
Tags: Art, Photography, US, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Brownsville, Jamel Shabazz

What Will Happen To NYC’s Thriving Burlesque Scene?

Many burlesque entertainers pull together a living in New York through a variety of performance gigs, while others use it as a release from more conventional day jobs. The city had been a hub for burlesque for more than a decade; before the pandemic, you could find a show on almost any given night in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Brooklyn, Manhattan, 03.25.21

Flying cats and a burning Banksy: why are digital art prices suddenly rocketing?

A Banksy just fetched $382,000 despite going up in smoke, while a cat cartoon bagged twice that. And it’s all thanks to NFTs, an offshoot of crypto currency bitcoin. But is this a bubble about to burst?Last week masked men set fire to a Banksy screenprint called Morons (White) at a secret location in Brooklyn, livestreaming the destruction via the Twitter account @BurntBanksy. The men worked for a company called Injective Protocol, which bought the print for $95,000 in order to destroy it and re...
Tags: Art, Technology, Life and style, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, US sports, Nba, Banksy, Collecting, Goya, Chapman, Digital Art, Mirza Uddin

BAM Gave Its President Nearly $1 Million To Buy New Apartment (And Then She Quit)

When the Brooklyn Academy of Music hired Katy Clark as its new CEO, the board wanted her to live in Brooklyn, where real estate prices were higher than in the upper Manhattan neighborhood she was moving from. So they gave her $968,000 toward the price of her new home — a figure well over 2½ times her $355,000 annual salary. Clark’s contract said she’d have to pay part of that money back if she left her position before five years had passed — and not long after the five-year mark, she resigned t...
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Issues, Clark, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 03.04.21, Katy Clark

Celebrate Black creative visions with Chrome

This Black History Month, the Chrome team is showcasing exciting new work by Black artists in a collection of themes that let you customize the look of your browser.We commissioned six contemporary artists and invited them to turn Chrome into their canvas. Working in different mediums and bringing different points of view, each artist has presented their interpretation of the ways people use Chrome: finding new knowledge, connecting with each other, exploring our world and taking action towards ...
Tags: Chrome, Design, Africa, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Born, Black, Arts And Culture, San Francisco Bay Area, Barbados, Brooklyn New York, Prince George 's County Maryland, Sabrena Khadija, RK Popkin, This Black History Month the Chrome, Abelle Hayford

Tights! Spatulas! Action! The madcap world of chain reaction videos

Need your hair cut? Cake served? No problem! Lockdown has led millions to discover the work of Joseph Herscher and friends, whose absurdly complicated ‘labour-saving’ machines reveal the potential for magic in the everyday“It’s one thing to maim myself,” says Joseph Herscher. “But maiming someone else? I’m not sure I could live with that. At least I’d have it on tape, but it’d still suck to be killed by one of my machines.”Herscher, 36, is a chain reaction artist who works out of his bedroom in ...
Tags: Art, Comedy, Science, Technology, Film, Youtube, Culture, Brooklyn, Engineering, Art and design, Television & radio, Sculpture, Installation, Children's Tv, Rube Goldberg, Short Films

Metropolitan Opera Hires Harvard Law Dean As Chief Diversity Officer

“Marcia Sells — a former dancer who became an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and the dean of students at Harvard Law School — has been hired as the first chief diversity officer of the Metropolitan Opera, the largest performing arts institution in the United States.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Brooklyn, United States, Harvard Law School, Metropolitan Opera, 01.25.21, Metropolitan Opera Hires Harvard Law, Marcia Sells

A 400-Year-Old Ring that Unfolds to Track the Movements of the Heavens

Rings with discreet dual purpose have been in use since before the common era, when Hannibal, facing extradition, allegedly ingested the poison he kept secreted behind a gemstone on his finger. (More recently, poison rings gave rise to a popular Game of Thrones fan theory…) Victorians prevented their most closely kept secrets—illicit love letters, perhaps? Last wills and testaments?—from falling into the wrong hands by wearing the keys to the boxes containing these items concealed in signet rin...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Astronomy, Design, College, New York City, History, Brooklyn, James Bond, British Museum, Hannibal, Facebook Twitter, Jessica Stewart, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, Swedish Historical Museum

Author Jacqueline Woodson Gets A Lot Done, But How?

The MacArthur Fellow, who has also won the National Book Award and lives with her partner and two children in Brooklyn, is building Baldwin Arts, an artists colony for writers, composers, and visual artists of color. Lots of free time there, right? “We all find our space. In my bubble, I’m working on a book or a screenplay, going back and forth between the two. I really do try to find that sweet spot, those four or five hours a day of uninterrupted writing time.” – The Cut
Tags: Art, People, Brooklyn, Baldwin, Jacqueline Woodson, MacArthur Fellow, 01.04.21

Homage To A Mentor And A Muse

Kambui Olojimi, an artist from the Brooklyn neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant, addresses his childhood and his block, and the idea of collective memory, in his work – especially in 177 portraits of the block president, Ms. Arline. “Initiated in grief, the series is a mourning practice that has carried Mr. Olujimi through the political and social turmoil of the last few years, opening new artistic directions for him. But it is also an experiment in memory work — an effort to convey something of th...
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Visual, Bedford Stuyvesant, 01.08.21, Kambui Olojimi, Ms Arline Initiated, Olujimi

He’s The King, The Grandfather And The Godfather Of Roller Disco

At the height of the disco craze in the late 1970s, Empire Rollerdrome, a rink in Brooklyn across the street from where the Brooklyn Dodgers once played baseball, was ground zero for what would become a major fad: dancing to glitzy pop music on eight wheels on a maplewood floor. At the center of it was Bill Butler, about whom New York magazine wrote, “He would do all these things that just looked impossible — spins and dips, and changing direction on a dime. It was like watching a whirling derv...
Tags: Art, New York, Dance, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Dodgers, Bill Butler, 12.30.20

Get Inside the Head of a New York City Christmas Tree: A Gonzo Short Film from Artist Nina Katchadourian

For every year this Christmas tree Brings to us such joy and glee O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Such pleasure do you bring me… All over New York City, tree stands are springing up like mushrooms. Unlike the fanciful windows lining 5th avenue, the Union Square holiday market, or Rockefeller Center’s tree and skating rink, this seasonal pleasure requires no special trip, no threat of crowds. You could battle traffic, and lose half a day, dragging the kids to a cut-your-own farm on Long I...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, Film, College, Life, New York City, Canada, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Vermont, Long Island, Rockefeller Center, Andrew, Facebook Twitter, Union Square

Deaccession Dejection: Whither the Embattled Baltimore Museum of Art? (plus: Brooklyn’s castoffs)

The BMA’s deaccession debacle has put the reputations of the museum itself and the Association of Art Museum Directors at risk. What still isn’t clear is whether the sales of those three works have been merely “paused” (in the words of the museum’s press release) or canceled. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Bma, 12.10.20

Lou Reed Concert Film Berlin Streaming Free Online for the Next Week Last laughs can be sweet, and according to music journalist, Anthony DeCurtis, his friend, the late Lou Reed, “reveled” in the critical drubbing that greeted his 3rd solo album, 1973’s Berlin. Not immediately, however. Berlin, which followed hard on the heels of Reed’s widely adored Transformer, had a painful, protracted delivery. This was due in part due to RCA execs getting cold feet about releasing Reed’s grim concept record as a double albu...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, Brooklyn, New York Times, Andy Warhol, Rolling Stone, ANN, Lou Reed, Nancy, Cornell University, Lola

Cool Stuff: Disney Landscapes and Superhero Cities Are Breathtaking in Art by Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott

Artists Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott have delivered some stunning pop culture for our consumption in the past. Not too long ago, Cramp crafted a series of The Lord of the Rings pieces that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life beautifully, and Chilcott provided several different versions of Batman in Gotham City. Now both artists are back taking in different pop culture iconography in their signature styles. This time, Cliff Cramp has honed in on some astounding landscapes of Disney’s ...
Tags: Art, Frozen, New York, Movies, New York City, Spider-Man, Disney, Brooklyn, Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Gotham City, Batman, Winnie The Pooh, Daredevil, Tolkien

Critic Tries To Review Streamed Concert While Life Keeps Happening

Zachary Woolfe: “I wanted to try, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic largely closed down live performing arts worldwide, to review a concert taken in the way I have most music since March: while running in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, ducking into the bodega for milk, walking [the dog], living life.” Did it work? “Well, sort of.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Brooklyn, Prospect Park, ZACHARY WOOLFE, 11.10.20

virtual walking tours of new york city, hosted by ny times architecture critic michael kimmelman

During the pandemic shutdown, there were so many offers of interesting things to do online -- cooking, crafting, indoor exercise, art classes, author readings, and on and on. I didn't do any of it. I began piano lessons with Pianote, read books, took walks, and generally (although somewhat guiltily) enjoyed myself.One online series looked interesting to me, but I kept forgetting to do it. The New York Times posted walking tours of different areas of New York City, hosted by Michael Kimmelman. Ki...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, New York, New York City, US, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Times, Paul Goldberger, Laura K, Kimmelman, COVID-19, Michael Kimmelman Kimmelman, East Village Home of Punks

Welcome to New York, The State of Respect

Advertising can’t fix our largest societal problems. It can open eyes, hearts, and minds, without which no progress gets made. The following posters for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York contain some of the best poster art I’ve seen this year. The work from Conquistadors in Brooklyn also ranks as some of the best […] The post Welcome to New York, The State of Respect appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: New York, Design, Advertising, Brooklyn, Advocacy, Creative Review, Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York

Brooklyn Artist Simone Leigh Chosen To Represent US At Venice Biennale

The last two U.S. representatives to the Biennale — Martin Puryear, also a sculptor, in 2019, and Mark Bradford, a painter, in 2017 — are Black artists, as well. The next edition was originally scheduled for May 2021, but the pandemic forced it to be postponed a year. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, US, Brooklyn, Venice Biennale, Visual, Mark Bradford, Biennale, Martin Puryear, Simone Leigh, 10.14.20

Publishing Insider Joins A Books-To-Prisons Pipeline

“When he isn’t promoting books for W.W. Norton, Peter Miller, publicity director of Norton’s Liveright imprint, moonlights as the owner of Freebird Books, a small used bookstore he operates in Brooklyn. … A year after buying the store, Miller heard that Books Through Bars, which donates books to prison inmates around the country, needed a space for its collection operations.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Words, Miller, Norton, Liveright, 10.09.20, Norton Peter Miller

Reconceiving Classical Music For The (COVID-Safe) Great Outdoors

Playing chamber music in a midtown Manhattan park? Sure, you can (especially if you’re playing Florence Price), but folks are getting way more creative these days. David Patrick Stearns reports on the Ellen Reid/New York Philharmonic app configured for Central Park, The Crossing dispersing its singers and a specially designed speaker system across a wildflower preserve, and a multi-composer “immersion” in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. – WQXR (New York City)
Tags: Art, Music, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York Philharmonic, Florence Price, David Patrick Stearns, Ellen Reid, 09.24.20, Central Park The Crossing

$40-Million Collection-Care Goal: Brooklyn Museum’s 1st Round of Art Sales Under AAMD’s Relaxed Rules

The American Alliance of Museums’ Code of Ethics for collections, which states that sale proceeds can be used only for “acquisition or direct care of collections” [emphasis added]. Brooklyn’s disposals may serve as a role model for other financially pressed art museums, because it’s a pioneer on this new trail. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Ajblogs, Brooklyn Museum, American Alliance of Museums, AAMD, 09.23.20

Dance Out In The Wild – NYCB And Martha Graham Dancers Out Of The Theatre And Online

The next day, back home in Brooklyn, I watched the livestream of the Saturday evening show, curious about the difference. In truth, the virtual experience was in some ways an improvement. The frame of the camera, like the arch of a proscenium stage, brought a focus and a sense of proportion to the choreography that it had lacked outdoors. “Natural History,” I thought, is a theater dance without a theater. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Brooklyn, NYCB, Martha Graham, 09.13.20

A disused factory becomes an office with a landscaped bamboo roof terrace

Located in Shenzhen, China, the If Factory utilizes a sustainable design that transforms an old and disused factory into a creative mix of office spaces. While the heart of the building contains a public stairway with an inclusive view of the inside, the landscaped bamboo roof terrace is an even more impressive token of the project’s combination of sustainability and community. Rather than demolish the original factory before rebuilding the office space, a project that would require extensive r...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Businesses, Bamboo, Green Renovation, Community Space, Green Roof, Staircase, Shenzhen China, MVRDV

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