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Maurizio Cattelan is more than a prankster, and “Comedian,” his potassium-rich latest work, is more than an overpriced piece of fruit.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: art, comedy and humor, hoaxes and pranks, art basel miami beach, cattelan, maurizio, comedian




He began posting songs online while in high school. On hits like “Lucid Dreams,” he combined melodic hip-hop instincts with heavy-hearted angst.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: deaths (obituaries), rap and hip-hop, juice wrld (rapper), music

Peter Kalivas says his PGK Dance Project, begun 25 years ago while he was working as a professional dancer in Munich, “must always be attempting to resolve the three main barriers the professional arts constantly face: affordability, accessibility and relevance.” – San Diego Union-Tribune

Source Feed: ArtsJournal
Categories: dance, 12.07.19

This isn’t the why, but a result: “Guy Williams and his fellow visual-effects artists have spent so much time staring at Will Smith’s face, they’ve practically memorized his every pore. ‘We joke sometimes that we probably know his face better than his wife does,’ Williams told me in September, laughing. ‘I can tell you exactly how he forms […]

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Categories: media, 12.06.19

Orlando, a new opera based on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, a time-traveling, gender-bending love letter to her aristocratic lover Vita Sackville-West, “is the first opera commissioned from a female composer by the Vienna Opera in its 150 years of existence.” They wanted to get the costumes right, so they commissioned designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des […]

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Categories: music, 12.08.19

Spinney created two indelible characters, and, in his long tenure on Sesame Street, assisted in the creation of many more. “His Big Bird had a childlike innocence, sometimes goofy, sometimes subdued, outgoing or shy, like most children a creature of habit and mood. His themes were simple: that it was good to speak up, O.K. […]

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Categories: people, 12.08.19

The author of Ducks, Newburyport (yes, the 1,000-page, one-sentence novel) has some ideas. Lucy Ellmann: “I find the annual celebration of contemporary writing, the Xmas lists of 2019 books, quite offensive. It seems so arrogant. These lists suggest that the most relevant books must be the ones most recently published. That’s daft. It’s nice of […]

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Categories: words, 12.07.19

Digital taxes are only a start, says France’s digital affairs minister. “More important? Targeting the biggest tech companies—most of which are American—with new regulations to prevent them stifling competition and damaging democracy.” (Er, and part of the plan is designed to help French entrepreneurs and their start-ups.) – Wired

Source Feed: ArtsJournal
Categories: ideas, 12.08.19

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Talking NY Phil: “I’d wish for less attention and money to be squandered on overhauling the hall and more on improving the mix of musicians (guest soloists and visiting conductors) and on reimagining the programing, to make it more innovative and eclectic.” – Lee Rosenbaum

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Categories: ajblogs, 12.06.19

These returning shows, tailor-made for bingeing, deserve to be revisited (or newly discovered).

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: podcasts, albom, mitch, giddens, rhiannon, knowles, beyonce, aria code (radio program), music, acquired immune deficiency syndrome

Leibman won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in the 1993 Broadway production of Angels in America. At that point, he had Drama Desk Awards and an Emmy, but it was as Cohn that his reputation grew. “So striking was Mr. Leibman’s portrayal that no less an actor than F. Murray Abraham, […]

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Categories: people, 12.06.19

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Truly, if you’ve seen the movie trailer, there’s no missing the multitude of jokes just sort of … oh, let’s say it … hanging there to be batted around. However, Angels in America won the competition long ago with Roy Cohn making a joke about the musical: “It’s the rare Cats joke that successfully makes fun of Cats and […]

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Categories: theatre, 12.07.19

A judge for next year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction probably won’t be awarding multiple prizes, looks like: “If you can’t get past this inherent flaw in the business of prizegiving – that there can only be one winner – then frankly you can’t be involved on any level and you should absent yourself from the […]

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Categories: visual, 12.07.19







The costume designers Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson explain why they turned to Pucci-style looks for the women and how they waded through a sea of ties for the men.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: fashion and apparel, movies, powell, sandy, the irishman (movie), peterson, christopher (costume designer), costumes




In 2019, older works bristled with fresh energy, Joaquin Phoenix reminded us how an actor’s body can speak louder than words and tap came flying back.

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Categories: dancing, casel, ayodele, joker (movie), for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (play), deuce coupe (ballet), porgy and bess (opera), night of 100 solos: a centennial event (dance), mearns, sara, phoenix, joaquin, tanowitz, pam, tharp, twyla, teicher, caleb, grupo de rua (dance co), sumbry-edwards, dormeshia, brown, camille a, glover, savion, novak, michael (dancer), ratsifandrihana, soa, nadon, mira, two thousand nineteen, 2019 arts in review


With a world in crisis and an art market spinning out of control, seasoned creative consultants bring hard truths to our readers.

Source Feed: ARTnews.com
Categories: art in america, features, academic exploitation, advice column, andrew lampert, hard-truths, howie chen

This was a year of highs that included political protest in the art world, a historic Whitney Biennial, inspiring monuments and a revamped MoMA.

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Categories: two thousand nineteen, art, anatsui, el, celmins, vija, cisneros, patricia phelps de, enwezor, okwui, fattal, simone, leigh, simone (1968- ), lee ufan (1936- ), katz, alex (1927- ), sherald, amy, mutu, wangechi, verrocchio (1435-88), sun & sea (marina) (opera), carrington, leonora, dunkley, john (1891-1947), 2019 arts in review, museum of modern art, johns, jasper

On the third floor of the Selfridges department store in London, among the Marc Jacobs and Moschino couture, shoppers can now pick up a Ralph Lauren tie for 3 or a Zara skirt for 7. The bargains come courtesy of the US artist and writer Miranda July, who has set up a fully functioning charity shop inside the London department store.  The pop-up, which opened today (until 22 October) and was commissioned by the non-profit organisation Artangel, comes complete with the harsh strip lighting,...

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The Hong Kong and British socialite, fashion entrepreneur and early collector and supporter of Chinese contemporary art David Tang died on Tuesday 29 August aged 63. According to The Financial Times, where Tang penned a weekly advice column, he died  at Londons Royal Marsden Hospital from cancer. The UK-educated scion of a wealthy family originally from Shanghai, Tang founded elite restaurant chain China Club in 1991 and the fashion brand Shanghai Tang in 1994, both purveyors of a nostalgic...

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Christies will add an extra night of auctions to its autumn calendar, introducing an evening sale of design and photography for the first time during Frieze week. On Tuesday 3 October, the auction house will also hold a new sale called Up Close, featuring masterpieces on a small scale, followed by Masterpieces of Design and Photography. The strength of our October sales last year, which totalled 91m overall, and the strong sell-through rate [90% by lot in the evening sale], convinced us...

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The fourth edition of the Folkestone Triennial, an exhibition of site-specific public art, includes artist-organised salsa dancing lessons, a floating house in the local harbour, and a declaration by Bob and Roberta Smith that the entire town has become an art school (see below). The festive atmosphere is the result of years of investment. At the turn of the millennium, this town in Kent, in south-east England, was in a sorry state. Folkestones grandeur is not so much faded as bricked up,...

Source Feed: The Art Newspaper

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Tate Modern (until 22 October) What a show! Each section and, indeed, pretty much each individual in this rich but rigorous celebration of black artists working in the US in the 1960s and 1970s, could spin off into a separate exhibition in its own right. The various responses to the black civil rights movement and what it meant to be a black artist in this turbulent time range through documentary, polemic, portraiture and abstraction,...

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Former US President turned prolific portrait painter, George W. Bush, has painted the faces of military veterans for his follow-up show to world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas. Proceeds from the exhibition Portraits of Courage (until 1 October) and its accompanying book go towards supporting post-9/11 veterans and their families. The 66 portraits and a mural confirm how Bushs confidence with paint on canvas has grown since his first works were leaked online in...

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A new fine art, drawing and sculpture fair is due to open in Paris in November, filling the gap left by the Paris Tableau fair which folded two years ago. More than 30 international galleriesincluding Didier Aaron of Paris and Galerie de Jonckheere of Genevawill participate in the Fine Arts Paris fair held at the Palais Brongniart (8-12 November).   Officials at the Salon du Dessin, Pariss longstanding drawings fair which launched in 1991, are behind the new initiative. Diversity and quality...

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After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the countrys notably stringent art export regulations. The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this month and effective as of 29 August, extends the window during which private owners of works by deceased artists may self-certify them for export from Italy without a licence, from 50 to 70 years after they were made. The law further streamlines Italys bureaucratic licensing process...

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ROME (AFP).- Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo’s David — but with the famed statue holding a bolt-action rifle. “The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law. We will take action against the American company so that it immediately withdraws its (advertising) campaign,” Franceschini tweeted in the afternoon. His comments come after the Historical Heritage and Fine Arts Board in...

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Categories: arts policy

LONG BEACH, CA.- The Long Beach Museum of Art debuted 41 newly acquired art works in its latest exhibition entitled Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition runs from March 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Keith Haring, Claire Falkenstein, and Rafael Soriano, the renowned Cuban artist whose work Añoranza Idealizada is being displayed for the first time. In addition, the Museum is the first institution in California to have a...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SHANGHAI.- Like Buddhist pilgrims who trek across vast terrain in search of enlightenment, artists Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan find meaningful insight through process. Between the Lines: Reading Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan presents contemporary works on canvas that express creation and contemplation, transcending legibility to fuel interpretation and introspection. The works contain an innate sense of inquisitive calm, marking traces of the artists’ hands and minds while inspiring...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

OLD WESTBURY, NY.- The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury is presenting Body Conscious, a group exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists with diverse and exciting practices. Body Conscious seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art. By tackling anorexia, dieting, obesity, etc., each of these artists attempts to articulate the Western obsession with the size of women’s body. According to the National Eating Disorders...

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Categories: photography

DALLAS, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The Art Project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures, and other objects virtually. Highlights from the 1,200 images submitted by the Amon Carter showcase work by some of the greatest names in American art,...

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Categories: museums & galleries

OTTAWA.- The artists’ collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at the prestigious 56th International Art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2015. The selection was announced by the National Gallery of Canadaon behalf of a jury of leading experts in contemporary Canadian art. The Venice Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

LONDON.- Sotheby’s S|2 will present This Side of Paradise curated by Jane Neal, a leading expert on the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe and a celebrated curator. Featuring some of the most important contemporary painters working in the figurative tradition, This Side of Paradise offers a privileged view of artists who rather than follow the trajectory set by American Abstraction and Pop Art that dominated the latter half of the twentieth century, have instead committed to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation and sculpture. Gordon investigates sonic and architectural applications of cybernetic systems in the 20th and 21st centuries to technological design, from anechoic chambers to the military’s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Reverse engineering those implements of social control, often through the use of audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s senses; the...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

GENESO, NY.- On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY. This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art glass, Oriental rugs and period furniture. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (formerly...

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Categories: art market

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- The first garden was Eden —a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the [...]

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

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