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Why Isn't Britain's Turner Art Prize Engaging With Britain's Political Scene?

8 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

There's a lot going wrong in today's Britain (let's not even speak of Brexit): "Drastic cuts to public funding have led to the demolition of social housing, and to the closure of public libraries, galleries and museums.... The arts and humanities are disappearing as educational options: most recently the preparatory step of A?level art […]

Real World Review : i1 Filmmaker Kit – Get Your Color Right!

Oh, sure, you can buy the right cameras, lenses, microphones, grippage, etc., for your video productions Then you get into post. Make sure that the video files you are ingesting have been treated to the standards of the industry, from the time you start shooting, to your editing workflow. You know what they say: GIGO […]

Golden Age Illustration Exhibit in Long Island

Clockwise from U.L.: Norman Rockwell, Dean Cornwell,Maxfield Parrish, Tom Lovell Coming up December 10 is an exhibition of Golden Age American illustration called "Norman Rockwell and Friends: American Illustrations from the Mort Künstler Collection." The exhibit, in Long Island, NY, is borrowed from the collection of illustrator Mort Künstler. Show More Summary

Despite The 20-Year Sentence For A Ukranian Filmmaker, Putin Says He'll Protect Artistic Freedom

8 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Putin met with non-jailed filmmakers and claimed he was a supporter of artistic freedom. But: "Meddling in the arts by government officials and the Russian Orthodox Church is raising worries over a return of censorship not only to political news, but also to plays, movies and art exhibitions."

Reader’s Diary: Liam Gillick’s ‘Industry and Intelligence’ 

8 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Is Liam Gillick a writer? The post Reader’s Diary: Liam Gillick’s ‘Industry and Intelligence’  appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Pittsburgh Symphony May Be Playing Again, But Its Financial Problems Continue

8 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The symphony hasn't had a balanced budget since the 2007-2008 season (you may recognize that as right before the Great Recession, by the way).

Murder in Hitler's Bunker: Who Really Poisoned the Goebbels Children?

To this day, the murder by poisoning of the six children of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels remains a mystery. Newly discovered records show that a doctor confessed in the 1950s to having been an accomplice, but that the judges in the case let him go unpunished. These are the last days of their lives, but the children don't know it. Show More Summary

A Poetics of Being: Charles Olson Reconsidered

9 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

In Letters for Olson, the reader is reminded repeatedly that the intellectual projects of Charles Olson and his students were aspects of a larger cultural transformation, which began in the 1940s and continued into the early ’70s. The post A Poetics of Being: Charles Olson Reconsidered appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Can 'The Nutcracker' Actually Be Working-Class, Christopher Wheeldon?

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This is a huge reimagining of the Robert Joffrey "Nutcracker" for the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago: It's set at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, and a lot of money - like, a lot of money - is riding on its success.

When Light Collides with Lens Imperfections, Luminescent Magic Happens

Artist Shane Griffin explores the physics of light and optical effects in colorful macro photographs.

Disturbing Photos of American Oilfields Look Like Abstract Expressionism

Using satellite imagery Mishka Henner's '18 Pumpjacks' turns the oil industry into abstract art.

A New Scholarship Aims to Inspire More Female Game Designers

NYU Game Center and the Barlovento Foundation are looking to encourage creative girls.

Southeast Asia Is a Mirrored World at the 2016 Singapore Biennale

Multimedia mirrors and full-scale replicas of household bomb shelters took center stage at the Singapore Biennale.

After 'The Help,' Octavia Spencer Says, 90 Percent Of The Roles She Was Offered Were Maids

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Spencer and actor Dev Patel talk about representation at the movies, and why what they're doing is important. Patel: Their films are "anthems of diversity, they’re anthems of love, and they’re anthems of perseverance."

Are Today's Politicians Reptiles? Well, Politics Are Chameleonic

Varvara & Mar's interactive exhibition compares global politics to reptile skin.

'Nasty Woman' PJs Are the Perfect Art Basel Souvenir

The NADA Shop at the Deauville Beach Resort offers wearable works that won't break the bank.

Improv Dancer Lil Buck Jooks His Way Past the Art World’s Finest

The well-known Jooker glides past all-star paintings inside a Frank Gehry art venue.

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