Theater: Forecast is for a gripping show

KEVIN BERNE/THEATREWORKS Siblings Vijay and Priya confront the bookie for their late father as they sort through his affairs in The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph ponders the ripples of a closed family business and its legacy in The Lake Effect. The latest drama from the Pulitzer-nominated playwright of … [Read More...]

Wolfgang Tillmans Wins 2015 Hasselblad Photography Award

Wolfgang TillmansPhoto: Aesthetica Magazine German photographer and artist Wolfgang Tillmans has been awarded the 2015 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, worth SEK1,000,000 (roughly $120,000). Tillmans will be presented with the prize at a ceremony in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 30, 2015. On December 1, the Hasselblad Center will open an exhibition of… [Read More...]

Women Composers: Genius Is Gender-Blind – And So Should We Be

Sara Mohr-Pietsch of BBC Radio 3: “Someone asked me the other day if the reason there are fewer women composers represented at the highest level was that male composers were simply better. My response was unrepeatably rude. Frankly, it’s too ludicrous a question to validate with a polite … [Read More...]

All That Glisters: The Armory Show Is a House of Mirrors

Do the fairs get shinier every year? As more and more people crowd the aisles of the Armory Show, they are being endlessly multiplied in the gleaming surfaces of sundry sculptures and wall-mounted works. Selfies and reflections abound. A giant PVD-coated … Read More [Read More...]

Artist Nelson Shanks, 67, works on a portrait of former

President Clinton’s portrait hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., includes a subtle reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, according to reports. Bill Clinton portrait may include Lewinsky reference President Clinton’s portrait hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., includes a subtle reference to … [Read More...]

What’s Really Going on at Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island?

The Jean Nouvel-deisgned Louvre Abu Dhabi from the airImage: Courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel Abu Dhabi's flashy, $27-billion Saadiyat Island cultural development continues to draw fierce international scrutiny over allegations of harsh treatment for the thousands of South Asian guest laborers imported to build outposts of international branches… [Read More...]

The secrets of the catacombs

The frescoes of an underground Roman cemetery call our knowledge of the past into question and challenge the teachings of the Church, writes Amanda Ruggeri. [Read More...]

Picabia Alert #6: Sailing on the Open Sea in Ostend, Belgium

“Picabia Alert” takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), aiming to sate Picabia appetites until the Picabia retrospective arrives at the Kunsthaus Zurich and New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2016. Today’s Picabia Alert takes us to Ostend, Belgium, … [Read More...]


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