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Friday, July 10, 2020

Has So Much Ever Been Made Of So Little? A Look At Erik Satie’s ‘Vexations’ by Artsjournal1

David Patrick Stearns: “Only a minute or two long, but repeated 840 times, Vexations is alternately called minimalist, Dada-ist, or Outsider Art when it resurfaces every few years. … [Ig…

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When Irony Died And Then Came Back To Life: An Oral History Of The Onion’s 9/11 Issue by Artsjournal1

“[It] wasn’t the funniest issue they ever did, but it would turn out to be incredibly successful because it reflected so many of the emotions that people were feeling after the attacks. …

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Immersive, Live, Virtual-Reality Theater Is Here (So How Is It?) by Artsjournal1

“The show, The Under Presents: Tempest, is a technological first: a live, scripted, participatory play that you attend, from home, using a virtual reality headset. After buying a $14.99 ti…

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Kevin Rafferty, Co-Director Of ‘The Atomic Cafe’, Dead At 73 by Artsjournal1

Along with his brother Pierce and colleague Jayne Loader, “[he] gathered archival material that had been created to ease Americans into the nuclear age and turned it into The Atomic Cafe, …

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Nicholson Baker Surfs YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithms And Winds Up In Some Ugly Places by Artsjournal1

“We’re told that after the 2016 elections Google made adjustments to YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, so as not to lead impressionable gun-owning zealots frictionlessly down tunnels…

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FBI Raids Alleged Art Forgery Factory Deep In The North Woods by Artsjournal1

“The raid Tuesday and Wednesday targeted … Donald ‘D.B’ Henkel, 60, a self-described artist who is accused in a sealed FBI search warrant affidavit of orchestrating a years-long cons…

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Kennedy Center And Its Resident Companies Will Commission Series Of New Anti-Racist Works by Artsjournal1

“Led by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera, the Cartography Project will create an unspecified number of new works from artists of color that promote healing…

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Blockbuster King Tut Show In London May Violate Egypt’s Antiquities Laws by Artsjournal1

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, a touring show conceived by “swashbuckling” Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and U.S. management and events company IMG, was pulling in bi…

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Why Did America’s Biggest Summer Dance Festivals Cancel Way Back In The Early Spring? by Artsjournal1

The American Dance Festival in Durham, NC; Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA; and the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, ME all called off their summer 2020 events on the same day, March 31 — …

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How Will Notre-Dame Look When It’s Rebuilt? Exactly Like It Did Before, Rules Macron by Artsjournal1

Following recommendations from the architect and the retired general running the reconstruction as well as the new culture minister (and based on a rapidly solidifying consensus to stop argu…

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As Of This Weekend, Outdoor Performances May Resume In England by Artsjournal1

The announcement by UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden (which does not apply for Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland, whose regional governments will make that decision) means that — with…

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‘Carpenters Without Borders’ Aims To Show That Notre-Dame Can Be Rebuilt With Real Medieval Techniques by Artsjournal1

“Armed with axes and hand saws, the team of 25 craftsmen and women, who belong to a collective called Carpenters Without Borders, managed to build one of the 25 trusses that made up the wo…

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Trump’s New Sculpture Park for “American Heroes”? Fuhgedaboudit! The Bronx Already Has that Covered by Artsjournal1

As a culturally curious teenager, I had made the 20-minute hike from my Bronx apartment to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, a once popular, now little-known pantheon for bronze busts of…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Germany’s Largest Cultural Institution Is Dysfunctional And Should Be Dissolved: Commission by Artsjournal1

Never heard of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation? It’s the body that manages Berlin’s Museum Island complex and all the other state-run museums in the German capital, along with …

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ArtPrize 2020 Is Cancelled As Entire Staff Is Furloughed by Artsjournal1

What’s more, says artistic director Kevin Buist, “It’s not clear if there will be an event in 2021, and if there is, it’s not clear who will run it.” The largest contemporary art e…

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Rodin Museum In Paris Will Sell Bronze Casts To See Itself Through COVID Crisis by Artsjournal1

“A measure of relief may come from a century-old system set up by Rodin himself allowing the museum to sell up to 12 replicas of select sculptures every year. The bronzes are cast in speci…

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What Does The Public Want From Art In A Post-COVID World? Here Are Five Takeaways From A Massive New Study by Artsjournal1

“In what’s billed as one of the largest arts and culture studies ever done in the US, the new report Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis has surveyed some 124,000 people to take a …

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How To Make Performance Venues Safe In A Time Of Contagion: A Roadmap by Artsjournal1

For months now (starting before COVID), American Repertory Theater head Diane Paulus and professor Joseph Allen of Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health have been working on this issue, a…

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Venice, Toronto, Telluride And New York Film Festivals Join To Form ‘A United Platform’ by Artsjournal1

“The prominent fall events, all positioned six weeks from each other, [will] collaborate rather than compete in a spirit of post-pandemic solidarity. The statement announcing this alliance…

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The One Kind Of Print Ad That’s Keeping Small U.S. Newspapers Afloat by Artsjournal1

“Government-required public notices have been published in newspapers since colonial times. … But the advent of websites operated by federal, state and local governments gave politicians…

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‘He Was More Than One Of The World’s Great Soundtrack Composers — He Was One Of The World’s Great Composers, Period’: John Zorn On Ennio Mor by Artsjournal1

“For me, his work stands with Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Ellington and Stravinsky in achieving that rare fusion of heart and mind. … His meticulous craftsmanship and ear for orchestration, h…

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‘Digital Theater Isn’t Theater. It’s a Way to Mourn Its Absence.’ by Artsjournal1

Laura Collins-Hughes: “All that frenzy of streamable online activity — the virtual readings and talk shows, the archival videos and topical new plays — is part of keeping the candle li…

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Theater, Zoom, And Coronavirus: Four Times Critics Discuss The State Of The Art In 2020 by Artsjournal1

“Though we are still miles and months away from a resuscitation, who would have guessed that, in the meantime, the savior of the stage might turn out to be its perpetual enemy, the screen?…

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This Could Be The Apotheosis Of Quarantine Dance by Artsjournal1

It’s Swan Lake Bath Ballet, “a contemporary take on the classic featuring 27 A-list ballet dancers performing from their own bathtubs. The BBC commissioned the project from choreographer…

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New Yorker Cartoonist Henry Martin Dead At 94 by Artsjournal1

“[He] brought a wry, genial sense of humor to nearly 700 cartoons published in The New Yorker over 35 years. They were set in conference rooms and homes, on desert islands and roadsides, a…

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Are You Paying Attention? by Artsjournal1

The Mellon Foundation’s announcement that its grant-making will focus entirely on social justice is not a wakeup call. The alarm has been sounding for years. Business as usual (that is, we…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

People Are Microwaving Library Books To Sterilize Them. Please Don’t Do This. by Artsjournal1

Librarians understand that patrons are nervous about catching or spreading the coronavirus. But not only will paper catch fire when it gets really hot, the scannable security tags on library…

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Stradivari’s Hometown Became A COVID Hotspot, And Its Instrument-Makers Are Still Suffering by Artsjournal1

“COVID-19 has caused more than 1,000 deaths and 6,600 confirmed cases of infection in the province of Cremona … and it is now putting a strain on its economy. In particular, it is threat…

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The Story Behind The Instagram Hit #CamerasandDancers by Artsjournal1

“[The] monthly, location-specific Instameet … brings together top dancers, interesting architecture and elite movement photographers — the intersection of which results in truly exquis…

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Britain’s Theatre World Banded Together And Got The Government To Provide Lockdown Rescue Money. Why Can’t American Theater Do The Same? by Artsjournal1

Jesse Green: “For months I’ve been waiting for industry groups to galvanize themselves into meaningful action, as they did in Britain — and as Black theater artists have proved can be …

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An Art Critic Visits The Newly-Socially-Distanced National Gallery In London by Artsjournal1

Adrian Searle: “Visitors … have to follow one of three designated routes through the galleries, all of which are signposted, with arrows on the floor pointing up the prescribed flow. Qui…

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