For too long there has been a large divide (whether real or imagined) between visual art and music. After all, what we came to call art most likely formed out of traditional ceremonies with music, dance, shrines, costumes, and ritual objects all working together. Now, that boundary is collapsing again.
As the Eastern Seaboard continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, those impacted by the devastating storm are slowly coming to terms with the shock of losing art, furniture and other possessions, but we want them to know there are a few resources that can possibly help them with their recovery.
Fears have been circulating for a while that two members of protest punk band Pussy Riot could face extremely harsh, possibly life-threatening conditions in the prisons where they’re serving their two-year sentences, and those fears now appear to be confirmed.
In a recent panel, San Francisco’s Artstech contingent explored the power of crowd-funding for art. The discussion drove me to a question: How can we help solve some of the problems of crowd-funding and avoid Kickstarter burnout?
Today, two days after New York was struck by Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy the city’s art community continues to assess the damage and what it will mean going forward. We continue our coverage today …
Ugh, why didn’t someone tell me.
Last night’s major storm, which is currently being called post-tropical cyclone Sandy, delivered a wallop to New York, flooding neighborhoods across the region and shutting off power to large swathes of the metro area, including most of lower Manhattan and huge sections of New Jersey. The storm has caused extensive tree damage to the Tri-state area but it’s worth noting that many art neighborhoods have also been impacted by flooding.
This week, the doctor wants to cheer you up and get you out of the house! She knows that stupid Sandy has you stuck inside for now, but once it’s blown over, the doctor has plans for you: openings all around town starting on Thursday, plus a conference devoted to video collective Videofreex, an event celebrating critic Jill Johnston, and the absurdly fun Found Footage Festival.
Below are some of the notable images I encountered tonight, and I consider them a photo essay of sorts even though many of the images are not mine, but they are what I will remember about Sandy, more than the hundreds of news stories that will come out tomorrow and try to fashion a narrative for me.
With Hurricane Sandy relentlessly bearing down on the East Coast, we know many people are cooped up at home and more than a little flood obsessed. But we thought we might just remind everyone there’s another really big event right around the corner: that presidential election we were all tweeting about nonstop until yesterday. In honor of the upcoming election, and as yet another distraction on this insane day, we’ve chosen five of the best presidential campaign commercials from the Museum of the Moving Image’s Living Room Candidate archive.
This great video tells the very detailed history of Bruegel’s August/September masterpiece, “The Harvesters” (1565).
The staff of Hyperallergic is working from their homes today since Hurricane Sandy has us all homebound awaiting what meterologists say will be a deluge … and it got us thinking about the history of flood paintings