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Friday, May 29, 2020

This Is The Book That Politicians, Pundits, And Reporters Want Everyone To See On Their Bookshelves by Artsjournal1

“It is 46 years old, weighs nearly four pounds in paperback and is about as ill-suited for the internet age as they come: The book is not even available for digital readers. And yet, in ce…

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Novelist Robb Forman Dew Dead At 73 by Artsjournal1

“Mrs. Dew emerged in the early 1980s as part of a group of prominent female novelists that included her friends Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler and Nancy Thayer, a onetime neighbor in Williamst…

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Coming In 2022: A Virtual Reality Biennial, Curated By An AI Program by Artsjournal1

“That’s right: the chief curator of the 2022 Bucharest Biennial is Jarvis, an artificial intelligence program in development from the Vienna-based studio Spinnwerk. … Jarvis will ‘us…

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‘Deeply Disappointing’: Arts Officials Say Culture Is Being Cut In EU’s €750 Billion COVID Recovery Plan by Artsjournal1

“The European Commission announced an ambitious seven-year budget yesterday to bail out the EU’s 27 member states from the economic impact of COVID-19, but culture representatives say it…

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Artists, Don’t Worry That The AI Robots Are Coming To Replace You by Artsjournal1

Ahmed Elgammal, director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers: “Can an artificially intelligent machine be an artist in its own right? My answer is no. While the de…

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Polish Government Fines Artists Who Protested At Parliament, Then Backs Down by Artsjournal1

Earlier this month, 11 artists from a collective called the Consortium of Postartistic Practices carried a 46-foot-long letter about 1¼ miles to the Parliament building in Warsaw as lawmake…

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Minnesota State Troopers Arrest Black CNN Reporter And Crew Live On Air by Artsjournal1

“Police arrested CNN journalist Omar Jimenez and his crew on air early Friday during a live broadcast in Minneapolis, as they covered riots sparked by George Floyd’s death, sparking inte…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Instagram May Have Influencers, But TikTok Has Cult Leaders by Artsjournal1

“Much like the ‘stans’ of pop figures and franchises, members of TikTok cults stream songs, buy merch, create news update accounts and fervently defend their leaders in the comment sec…

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How Natalia Makarova Made ‘La Bayadère’ Into A Worldwide Audience Favorite by Artsjournal1

“An icon of the stage, Makarova was beloved for her grandeur and spontaneity, the same qualities that led her, in 1970, to become the first Russian ballerina to escape the Soviets. But she…

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Broadway Folks Talk About How They Envision Going Back To Work by Artsjournal1

“As part of our ongoing coverage about the crisis theater faces, and the possible ways out of it, [Tim Teeman] spoke to a range of theater professionals, enduring unemployment and hoping o…

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English Is Everywhere In Japan, Everyone There Studies It In School — Why Can So Few Japanese Actually Speak It? by Artsjournal1

Despite the fact that American pop culture and the ability to speak English are considered very cool in Japan, multinational companies want their employees to know the language, and the Japa…

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Michael Kaiser Has Become Therapist/Life Coach For Pandemic-Panicked Arts Orgs by Artsjournal1

The former CEO of the Kennedy Center and his colleagues at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management are giving pro bono consultations to more than 400 organizations. “In phone calls with gro…

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Sculptor Peter Alexander Dead At 81 by Artsjournal1

“[He] is most commonly associated with the Light and Space movement, which was pioneered by a group of artists working in California during the 1960s. … Alexander wound up producing unde…

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Philadelphia Orchestra Creates Special In-House Music Channel For UPenn Hospitals by Artsjournal1

“Patients and health-care workers at Penn Medicine’s six sites can now access a service that brings them archived performance videos of the Philadelphia Orchestra. … New performances w…

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BBC Proms Plans For This Summer Finally Settled by Artsjournal1

Well, mostly settled. “A virtual first night in July will see more than 350 musicians play together in a Beethoven ‘mash-up’ [of the nine symphonies] having each recorded their part fr…

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Movie Theaters May Be Reopening In Some States, But Audiences Aren’t Flocking Back by Artsjournal1

In places such as Georgia (the first state to reopen), Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Utah, independent cinemas are operating again. (The chains are staying closed for now.) Yet attendance is g…

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‘Perfectly Preserved’ Roman Mosaic Floor Uncovered Near Verona by Artsjournal1

“Archaeologists were astonished by the find as it came almost a century after the remains of a villa, believed to date to the 3rd century AD, were unearthed in a hilly area above the town …

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Walt Disney World In Orlando Sets July Reopening Dates by Artsjournal1

“[The] Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom plan to open again on July 11, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will resume business on July 15. SeaWorld, meanwhile, will reopen to the…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Pandemic Has Shown Us The True Realist Among Playwrights: Samuel Beckett by Artsjournal1

Charles McNulty: “Stuck indoors with little to distract us from the bewilderment of our metaphysical predicament, we are like one of his immobilized characters, not scrunched into trash ca…

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Police Arrest Suspected Arsonist In Deadly Anime Studio Fire by Artsjournal1

“The July 18 attack on Kyoto Animation, a famed anime studio that produced popular ‘slice of life’ shows and movies,” killed 36 people and was the worst mass murder in Japan in decad…

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Philip Larkin’s Love(r’s) Letters by Artsjournal1

“A cache of 2,400 letters between the poet and his long-time lover and muse, Monica Jones, … reveal[s] the full extent of her fury, fears and frustrations over a painful four-decade-long…

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Philadelphia Museum Of Art Staffers Make Official Request To Unionize by Artsjournal1

At least two-thirds of eligible employees have signed authorization cards to request that the National Labor Relations Board oversee a union election, according to organizers. The union at t…

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Here’s What Actors’ Equity Wants To See Before It Tells Members It’s Safe To Do Shows Again by Artsjournal1

Saying “I do not think that making everything safe for the audience – although that is important – and leaving the the people on stage to be epidemiological guinea pigs is the right an…

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Mark Morris’s First Created-On-Zoom Dances Are Here by Artsjournal1

“For the past two months, he has experimented with making dances using Zoom and Final Cut Pro. Four of these short works will premiere on ‘Dance On!,’ to be shown on the Mark Morris Da…

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Opera Conductor Joel Revzen Dead Of COVID At 74 by Artsjournal1

A staff conductor at the Met for 21 years, Revzen served as artistic director of Arizona Opera (2003-2012) and Berkshire Opera (1991-2005) and was, from 2012, the founding artistic director …

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Guy In Hazmat Suit Tries To Steal Painting That Banksy Gave To Hospital by Artsjournal1

The piece, titled Game Changer and showing a boy leaving his other superhero action figures behind for one of a nurse, had been in Southampton General Hospital in England for all of two days…

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‘Fear Of Jerks’ Is Why New Yorkers Are Nervous About Coming Back To See Live Shows by Artsjournal1

“A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll, administered [last week], sought to gauge how soon New Yorkers would be comfortable attending live performances like Broadway shows…

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Philly Fringe Festival Will Happen This Fall, At Least Partly In The Flesh by Artsjournal1

No specific program has been announced yet, but “look for some combination of performances presented online, outside, or in other ways that maintain social distance. The festival will cont…

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€50,000 A Day: What La Scala Would Lose By Operating Under Social-Distancing Rules by Artsjournal1

That’s the grim figure that the Milan opera house’s new superintendent, Dominique Meyer, will present to its board of directors on Thursday. Under the law that Italy’s parliament passe…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Pioneering Op Art Painter Richard Anuszkiewicz Dead At 89 by Artsjournal1

“[He] devoted his career to studying how some of the fundamental elements of art could be manipulated to create perceptual effects. His experiments with color led him to make paintings of …

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How Did Renaissance Architects Build Church Domes Without Columns? High-Tech Analysis Has Found The Answer by Artsjournal1

The broad cupolas in Italian churches of the era were constructed by laying bricks in a “complex cross-herringbone spiraling pattern” called a double loxodrome, according to a team of en…

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