MusicWeekend

Still Chill

by Lucas Fagen on April 25, 2015

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Remember when chillwave was considered a genre? Remember when a select number of elite, unrelated, alternative-identified musicians making slow, synthy loungetronica were considered the future of Western civilization?

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Rembrandt, “The Artist in his Studio” (ca. 1626)

Rembrandt got old and poor and sad but he never got timid, as the 70 or so paintings on the walls of Late Rembrandt demonstrate.

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In 2003, Daisy Youngblood collected her MacArthur prize and decamped to Costa Rica. The sculptures in her current solo at McKee Gallery, Daisy Youngblood: Ten Years 2006-2015, covers the work she’s done since, a ménage of animals and humans, clay and hair, rocks and sticks, where the mythic is extracted from the dregs of the earth.

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The startling 1929 surrealist silent film Un Chien Andalou made by Luis Buñuel in collaboration with Salvador Dalí is now a deeply unsettling video game.

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It was in hopes of casting a more loving and empathetic spotlight on the elderly that Patrícia Monteiro created her series Life Ever After.

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Centuries of use haven’t changed the standard deck of playing cards much. A new version designed by Fredericks & Mae puts all 54 cards on the color spectrum in a fanning rainbow.

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There is this one particular color of paint that appears in many of the paintings by Etel Adnan on view right now at Galerie Lelong in New York.

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News

Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on April 24, 2015

Christo,

This week in art news: Christo unveiled plans for a new project, two publications explore Le Corbusier’s links to fascism, a trove of WPA art was found in a library, and Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” passed away.

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A student has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University, its board of trustees, Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and art professor Jon Kessler, over Emma Sulkowicz’s senior thesis project.

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Articles

Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on April 24, 2015

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Years the Hubble Space Telescope has been photographing the universe from above our atmosphere = 25

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