Archive for May, 2020

Photos: John Cage, Man of Music—and Mushrooms

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John Cage, Man of Music—and Mushrooms

In February 1959, John Cage appeared on the Italian television program “Lascia o Raddoppio” (Double or Nothing), a popular game show on which contestants had to answer obscure trivia questions about a subject of their choice: in Cage’s case, not music or art, but mushrooms. In the final round, he was asked to list the twenty-four white-spored agarics contained in the field guide Studies... | Read More

The Chicken Church Of Java

The power of one man’s divine vision … and the internet. – The Guardian (UK)

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Christo, Fearless Maker of Massive Public Artworks, Has Died at 84

Christo, who with his partner Jeanne-Claude used sculpture as a means to dramatically shift people’s understanding of iconic structures and sites, has died at 84. According to a statement released by the artist’s office, Christo died on May 31 of natural causes.

“Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it,”... | Read More

The Creative Process Of Documentary Theatre [AUDIO]

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, whose The Exonerated and Coal Country are powerful documentary theatre, talk about how it all works – and why it works. – Slate

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Frith Street Gallery

Frith Street Gallery is now representing the Estate of Nancy Spero, in collaboration with Galerie Lelong & Co. and The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts. ... | Read More

And Now For The Awards For Best Books In Translation

The awards, announced in a socially distant livestream, contains “A final work that continues on like a river” and poems that “bloom with the beauty the world has to offer as well as those who have created these human-made gifts through the ages.” – The Millions

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Evelyn Statsinger

May 6 - June 6, 2020 Online Viewing RoomGray presents a selection of Evelyn Statsinger's abstract paintings from the 1980s and 90s in which sinuous bands of vibrating color and texture translate the ... | Read More

Dealing With A Streaming Film Release During The Pandemic Isn’t Ideal For Cast Or Crew

When directors, cast, and crew make decisions about a movie like High Note, they’re aimed at the big screen. So this weekend’s on-demand streaming release is a bit of a technical let-down, even if the content offers some lighter fare than reality right now. Director Nisha Ganatra:”The movie was shot anamorphic and widescreen, so it’s really a big-screen experience. All of... | Read More

Emma Amos, Acclaimed Figurative Painter And Guerrilla Girl Member, 83

Amos’s “careerlong belief in art as a form of ethical resistance carries new weight when the promises of the civil rights era seem again under threat.” – The New York Times

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