Orchard Beach in the Bronx doesn’t exactly have the best reputation. While the 1.1 mile stretch of beach, formed from landfill and sand shipped in via barges, was declared “The Riviera of New York” when it opened in the 1930s under the direction of Parks Commissioner Robert Moses, its profile has since declined.
For a performance in a Manhattan JP Morgan Chase bank, where they made an environmental statement dressed as extinct amphibians, Reverend Billy and the music director of his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, Neremiah Luckett, are facing a year in prison and $30,000 bail.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Jobs knew this well: there’s something magical about technology. Turn on a phone or a computer, and you can access not just information but people and communities with a few clicks and taps.
There’s a moment in your first life-drawing class where your perception shifts and you start looking at the naked body in front of you differently. At least that was my experience. Instead of feeling uncomfortable with the nudity or paying attention to judgments and assumptions about the person in front of me, I started to look at the lines and curves of their body, the connections between joints, colors, and textures.
The museum has quietly gone and changed its photo policy.
A packed house received Lucy Lippard for a wry lecture about her life as an arts writer at the New School on Wednesday, October 30. Staff from the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, which co-sponsored the event, stood leaning against the wall. Students sat on the floor.
This is it … Banky’s final New York residency art work and it’s in Queens.
SAN FRANCISCO — With increasing frequency, it seems, toys from China provoke controversy.
CHICAGO — It’s become increasingly normal to see art shows in unusual locations, but recently I found one in a place that was a first for me: a Chicago alderman’s office. The politician is Ameya Pawar, alderman for the 47th ward on Chicago’s north side, and for the past couple of years he has opened the office walls to art created by artists from the ward (or who have a strong connection to the ward).
Banksy’s new work is called “Bronx Zoo,” and is located near Yankee’s Stadium in the Bronx.
Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich of the commercial division of the New York State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in parts of two different lawsuits today, deeming the institution’s pay-what-you-wish policy acceptable and fair.
The current Jean-Luc Godard retrospective in New York, admirably entitled The Spirit of Forms, reintroduces the French auteur’s films into familiar territory: namely, the New York Film Festival (NYFF) at Lincoln Center, where his work has made many memorable as well as infamous North American debuts.