If the howlings this week surrounding the fate of the American Folk Art Museum building are any indication, a low-stakes outrage has gripped the culture pages of virtually every newspaper and magazine in America.
Technology: it is revolutionizing the world around us. Today, self-motoring motorcars. Tomorrow, self-dirigible dirigibles. The telephone in your pocket and television in your home are at once jukebox, photo-booth, astrolabe, cinema, and library.
Miguel Gutierrez’s “myendlesslove” is, as its title suggests, about love — but not just love in a classic, romantic sense. That is there, but in 50 minutes, Gutierrez also touches on love making (aka sex), love of self, and love of youth. He pulls all these themes out of a multi-faceted, if somewhat disjointed, piece whose variations of medium and tone are refreshing.
In the aftermath of a tragic Thanksgiving accident, a fundraiser is being held for the family of artist and longtime School of Visual Arts faculty member Ron Baron.
Ever since their release from prison, Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have received a lot of fawning — and sometimes weird — press and attention. But the latest Pussy Riot story, from Bloomberg News, reaches new levels of sigh-inducing absurdity.
In a process that at this point is approaching farce, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that City of Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr demanded yesterday that the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) contribute to a city bankruptcy fund, despite the recent $680 million intervention on the DIA’s behalf by Michigan governor Rick Snyder and a consortium of nonprofit foundations.
This is what art looks like on drugs.
Buyer of the Bacon triptych revealed, a new director for LA MOCA, record attendance for the British Museum, a tattoo history museum, and more from the week in art news.
CHICAGO — It was the second wave of feminism. I wasn’t alive yet, but I like to daydream about what it would have been like to attend those women’s consciousness-raising meetings, female-centric spiritual get-togethers, heated strategic battles over how to win reproductive rights, and the space to explore one’s own sexuality without attaching labels.