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Into the woods

4 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Continuing "El Anillo" from the Mike Richter collection, Siegfried at the Teatro Colón (not pictured).

Monet and the shiny new bridge

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As you may have heard by now, the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Saint Louis Art Museum curator Simon Kelly talking about “Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet,” which is on view at SLAM through July 6. Kelly co-curated the exhibition with Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art curator [...]

Draw Your Own Werewolf

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig delights as John gets @-napped in a Twitter thread about copyright infringement. Then they talk disruption in television, and how it affects writers.

The Monday Checklist

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Steven Litt in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on the condition of the Cleveland Museum of Art. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of six): Karen Rosenberg on Maria Lassnig at PS1. Brian Phillips and Judy Murray in Grantland on Yoko Ono. Sebastian Smee in the Boston Globe on Hans Op de Beeck at the MIT [...]

The MAN Podcast: Barkley Hendricks

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Barkley L. Hendricks. Hendricks is included in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties,” which examines how 66 artists addressed the civil rights struggle in their work. Curated by Teresa Carbone and Kellie Jones, the show is on view through July 6. The exhibition’s [...]

Flame on

4 months agoArts : Parterre Box

From the Mike Richter collection, Act Three of Die Walküre at the Teatro Colón, featuring Hans Hotter and Birgit Nilsson (not pictured.)

Ghosts Laughing at Jokes

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig talk Lab Rats, multi-cam, and what scenes might mean in their imaginary screenplay format. Craig clarifies what “spec writing” is, and when it’s permitted, both legally and ethically.

The Monday Checklist

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Christopher Knight in the LAT advancing Mike Kelley’s traveling retrospective with a semi-eulogy for the artist. [Image above: Kelley, More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid and The Wages of Sin, 1987. Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.] 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of five): Holland Cotter in the [...]

The MAN Podcast: Carla Klein, Nayland Blake

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Carla Klein and Nayland Blake. An exhibition of Klein’s new work opens today at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. Klein’s work is big and painterly. She paints landscapes that are rooted in abstraction. She has had a dozen solo gallery exhibitions in Europe and in the United States, [...]

Horseplay

4 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Mike Richter's documentation of the 1962 Buenos Aires Ring continues with the second act of Die Walküre featuring Birgit Nilsson and Hans Hotter.

World-building

4 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig discuss how you create a fictional universe for your story, and the limits of how much can fit on the page. From location to language to wardrobe, choosing which details to make explicit is a crucial early decision. Too little detail and the reader doesn’t know how your story is special; too much detail and the story gets lost.

The Monday Checklist

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Roberta Smith in the New York Times on Paul  Gauguin at MoMA. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of three): Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times on Robert Heinecken in New York and not (yet) in Los Angeles. David Pagel in the LAT on Walead Beshty. Philip Kennicott in the Washington Post on the Phillips Collection’s [...]

The MAN Podcast: Robert Heinecken

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken with Museum of Modern Art curator Eva Respini. Heinecken was a pioneer in using media to critique media, a practice that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have adapted for a television age. Heinecken rarely took his own photographs, instead using existing images and long-familiar photographic [...]

Spin cycle

5 months agoArts : Parterre Box

First up (naturally), Das Rheingold.

Outros needed

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Every episode of Scriptnotes starts with the same five notes: Beginning with episode 98, every episode ends with a new listener-created outro, each one a variation on that same five-note theme. We’ve had some amazing outros, both because our listeners are geniuses and the basic melody is so adaptable. You can hear all of them […]

So Many Questions

5 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John has questions about the questions Craig answered on his Reddit AMA, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg as we answer six great listener questions.

Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’: Before and after

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Tomorrow the J. Paul Getty Museum will place Jackson Pollock’s great Mural (1943) on view. For the last 20 months the painting has been undergoing conservation at the Getty Conservation Institute. The painting — which measures nearly 20-feet-by-eight-feet — is in the collection of the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Mural is the first Pollock painting [...]

The Monday Checklist

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

1.) Must-read review: Mark Lamster in the Dallas Morning News on Rice University’s planned demolition of ‘The Art Barn.’ 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of seven): Mark Stryker in the Detroit Free Press with a think-piece on the past and future of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Christopher Lyon in Hyperallergic on Doug Wheeler at New [...]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Catherine Yass

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Catherine Yass. Her large-screen projection Lighthouse (2011) is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the exhibition “Fluid Motion.” The installation, which will remain on view through June, was curated by Al Miner. Later this year Lighthouse will go on view at the Museum of Modern [...]

Fifty Shades of Gré

5 months agoArts : Parterre Box

From Mike Richter's CD-ROM "El Anillo," here is radiant soprano Gré Brouwenstijn in the first act of Die Walküre as performed at the Teatro Colon in 1962.

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