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‘Runaway’: New Folio from Cold Turkey Press

Great beauty from great despair unbends the mind. In a pointless hostile universe that is every poet’s goal. ​ Verso and recto covers of Cold Turkey Press folio, to be published in an edition limited to 36 copies. (2021) Drawing from ‘destroyed books’ © 2006 by Gerard Bellaart.
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Cold Turkey Press

On my radar: Domhnall Gleeson’s cultural highlights

The actor on an exhibition that’s like a rave, the best crispy chicken and why he’s having to take a break from Kazuo Ishiguro’s latestDomhnall Gleeson was born in Dublin in 1983. Following his father, Brendan, into acting, he broke through in 2010 with small but memorable roles in Never Let Me Go, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (as Bill Weasley) and True Grit. He played the lead in Frank and a romantic interest in Brooklyn, though he is probably best known as General Hux in the lat...
Tags: Art, Music, Television, Restaurants, Theatre, Culture, Brooklyn, Harry Potter, Edinburgh, Dublin, Enda Walsh, Kazuo Ishiguro, Domhnall Gleeson, Brendan, Gleeson, Hux

Melissa Ngan talks about collaboration in the arts and diversity

Melissa Ngan, President and CEO of American Composers Orchestra, discusses the importance of collaborative leadership in a diverse world.
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, American Composers Orchestra, Melissa Ngan

"People sometimes send us pieces that were deliberately made to be bad, and you can usually see right through that. It's fake bad art, and it shows."

Said Louise Sacco, the permanent acting interim director of the Museum of Bad Art, quoted in "Treasures from the Museum of Bad Art" (CBS). The article is from 2015. Some readers will know why I'm thinking about it today.Click through and scroll to see what sort of badness is museum-worthy. It must be "sincere and original, and something went wrong in a way that's interesting." I laughed a lot looking at these pictures — hardest at "President Kennedy Eating Ice Cream": It's obvious what went wro...
Tags: Art, Photography, Law, Museums, Ice Cream, Cbs, Jfk, Biden, Kennedy, Smiling, Cezanne, Ann Althouse, Louise Sacco, Museum of Bad Art

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Development Associate

Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks a Development Associate to support all aspects of the Ballet’s growing fundraising operations. Job Title: Development AssociateReports to: Director of DevelopmentConditions: Full-Time, Exempt positionMonday-Friday, nights and weekends as necessaryMedical Insurance, Vacation Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks a Development Associate to support all aspects of the Ballet’s growing fundraising operations. This is a unique opportunity to join an intern...
Tags: Art, Jobs, San Francisco, Development, Ballet, Committee, Bfa, San Francisco CA, Dominican University, LINES Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Google DriveSchedule all Board

Photos: L.A. Art Show rolls into Convention Center

Art enthusiasts combed through the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall for the L.A. Art Show in Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2021. The event featured exhibits of traditional contemporary, modern, digital and new technology art. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) Charmaine Harris, 45, walks past a large painting on exhibit at during the L.A. Art Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall in Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2021. The event featured exhibits of tra...
Tags: Art, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Brantley Gilbert, Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall, John Rowe, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories WDN

Broadway Announces New COVID Mandates For Its Reopening

Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theaters, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. – Deadline
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway

Cash-Strapped Mexico Reburies Petroglyphs

“The global health contingency caused by COVID-19 forced the institutions of the different levels of government to prioritize the allocation of resources for the health care of the population.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual

NFTs Of Chimpanzee Art Raised (Again) The Idea Of Animal Art (And Creativity)

The launch of these NFTs is the latest chapter in a long and complex history of non-human animals in the art world. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Ideas

A Good Death (From A Literary Perspective)

“I cannot expect to have a good death if my life did not accomplish certain specific things. And these things are not material.” – Los Angeles Review of Books
Tags: Art, Words

How Can The Uffizi Sue Over An Image In The Public Domain?

Italian law strongly protects its heritage. The definition of cultural heritage itself under Italian law is broad: any works which “are of artistic, historical, archaeological and ethno-anthropological interest”. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Visual

How Will Actors’ Equity’s New Open Access Policy Change Theatre?

Will a larger, more activist union make things fairer? Or will business remain more or less as usual? “We asked several industry sources and union folks to give us their best guesses and hopes about how this momentous change will play out.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre

Selling Out? When I Wrote Just For Money

“This was a question I also grappled with: could my creative prostitution involve high art, be the literary equivalent of Belle de Jour (1967), stylish and sexy, or would I have to roil in whorish filth, using cheap metaphors and knocked-off cliches?” – Aeon
Tags: Art, Words, Belle de Jour

What Really Made Nadia Boulanger Tick?

“It is widely assumed that Boulanger consciously renounced composition after her sister died in order to champion Lili’s music and focus on teaching. But the biographical reality is more complicated.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Lili, Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger Tick

Atlanta Ballet CEO Steps Down After Reinventing The Company

Arthur Jacobus’s 12-year tenure has seen the company rebrand itself as an organization committed to creativity and innovation, followed by a reversal of that initiative with the forced departure of artistic director John McFall at the end of the 2015–16 season and the hiring of Gennadi Nedvigin. – ArtsATL
Tags: Art, Dance, John McFall, Atlanta Ballet, Arthur Jacobus

Reviving Australia’s First Major Oratorio, 85 Years After Its Last Performance

Charles Packer’s The Crown of Thorns premiered in Sydney in 1863 and was considered a masterpiece, sung every year at Eastertime by Australian choral societies — until everyone dropped it after 1936. Then, a few years ago, a collector found a score in a secondhand bookshop. – ABC (Australia)
Tags: Art, Music, Australia, Sydney, Charles Packer

The Complicated Psychology Behind Our Attraction To Video Games

If video games are play, they’re an expression of our highest capacities as humans—our love of freedom, of imagination, and creative whim. But when they are work then our affection for them is an extraordinary concession to modern conditions of unfreedom. – Dissent
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“We Cannot Go Back To How It Was” — Dancers Reflect On Their Return To The Stage

Principals from ABT (Calvin Royal III and Misty Copeland), NY City Ballet (Tiler Peck), the Martha Graham company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ballet Hispánico, Passion Fruit Dance Company, and Kaatsbaan (Stella Abrera), plus Savion Glover himself, consider the present and near future. – Harper’s Bazaar
Tags: Art, Dance, Savion Glover, Harper, ABT Calvin Royal III, Kaatsbaan Stella Abrera

Why Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney (And Why It Matters)

A star of her scale taking on a studio of an even bigger scale, potentially burning whatever bridges remain, is an unusual gambit but it’s a fight that’s been steadily brewing since the pandemic sped up the streaming wars last year. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Scarlett Johansson

Why Newsmax Is Flopping

The network’s founders hoped to supplant Fox News, but viewership is down by half since January. Why? Says one expert, “Newsmax is just not good. … Most of their lineup is … people who couldn’t make it at Fox News. They just don’t have any talent.” – Vox
Tags: Art, Media, Fox News, NewsMax

Emily Brontë Wrote A Second Novel. Did Charlotte Burn It?

The manuscript was unfinished but well underway when Emily died at age 30. The legend has been that Charlotte, envious and conservative, threw it in the fireplace. Scholar Emily Zarevich considers whether this could be true and what might have been in the lost work. – JSTOR Daily
Tags: Art, Words, Charlotte, Emily, Emily Bronte, Emily Zarevich

Longest-Running Kids Animated Series In History Will End After 25 Years

Arthur, starring everyone’s favorite cartoon aardvark, debuted on PBS in 1996 and will air its final season in 2022. In fact, one of the show’s writers said that production wrapped two years ago. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Pbs, Arthur

Dallas Symphony Is Selling Music As NFTs

Proceeds go to the musicians of the Met — which still isn’t regularly performing. KERA
Tags: Art, Music, Dallas

UK Could Have Even More World Heritage Sites De-Listed, Warns UNESCO Official

Just over a week after Liverpool’s waterfront was stripped of World Heritage status, the chief of the relevant UNESCO committee warns that the same could happen to other British monuments — and not only Stonehenge — if the government doesn’t do more to prevent “ill-advised development.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, UK, Unesco, Liverpool, Issues

After Yet Another Suicide, The Vessel At Hudson Yards In NYC May Close For Good

On Thursday, a 14-year-old visiting the attraction with his family jumped to his death; his was the third suicide there in less than a year. Said developer Stephen Ross, “We thought we did everything that would really prevent this.” – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Hudson, Visual, Stephen Ross

How Broadway Is Working COVID Safety Into All Its Operations

Actors’ Equity is requiring vaccinations. COVID safety officers are being added to production teams, and a leading epidemiologist has been hired to train them. Peter Marks looks into how the new measures are being put into practice. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Theatre, Peter Marks

Judge Rules Controversial San Francisco School Murals Must Remain Uncovered

In 2019, alums and students at George Washington High School protested what they saw as racist imagery in a set of Victor Arnautoff frescoes there, and the school board voted to cover them up. Now a judge says that decision violated state law. – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Visual, George Washington High School, Victor Arnautoff

Associate Dean, Production, College of Performing Arts

The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New School, Production Department, College of Performing Arts, Executive Dean of the College of Performing Arts, College of Performing Arts Oversight, AEA USA SDC, College of Performing Arts Production Department, Oversight of College of Performing Arts

Australia’s 2021 National Photographic Portrait prize winner and finalists – in pictures

Sydney photographer Joel B Pratley’s photo of a lone farmer immersed in a dust storm in drought-stricken Australia has won the 2021 National Photographic Portrait prize. Titled Drought Story, the image shows David Kalisch captured amid a sudden dust storm on his 1,000-acre farm in Forbes, New South Wales. Pratley said his subject’s stance reflects the resilience of a man pushed to the limits by an unforgiving climate: ‘David’s composure during the storm was surreal, because he is just so used to...
Tags: Art, Photography, Australia, Australia news, David, Culture, Art and design, Sydney, Mars, Pratley, David Kalisch, Joel B Pratley, Forbes New South Wales

Reconsidering The Point Of Translating Literature

Translations exist only in their own time. While literature is out of time, translations are always, in the hapless plod of linear time, out of joint. – The Walrus
Tags: Art, Words