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Monday, November 18, 2019

Figurative Painting Is Dead, Right? by Artsjournal2

Not when it’s in the hands of artists of color, especially Black women. The chief curator at Whitechapel Gallery says that, for many artists, “painting minority ethnic subjects was a way…

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Is It Appropriate For A Children’s Exhibition To Have Links To One Of The World’s Biggest Weaponry Manufacturers? by Artsjournal2

Even when it’s the Royal Air Force Museum, a lot of parents are saying that’s a no. – The Observer (UK)

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How Women In The Director’s Chair Can Benefit The Women Starring In The Movies by Artsjournal2

Both Constance Wu and Mindi Kaling say their most recent films – Hustlers for Wu and Late Night for Kaling – benefited from having women as directors. Kaling about Wu’s Hustlers: “No…

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How The Feminist Art Coalition Is Changing The United States In 2020 by Artsjournal2

Though the Met is still perilously close to the percentage that so angered the Guerrilla Girls in 1985, things may be slowly changing – and they may be accelerated just before the U.S.’s…

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The Real Streaming Era Has Begun by Artsjournal2

Streaming services – Netflix, Amazon, etc. etc. etc. – have been challenging Hollywood for years, but before now, the three biggest old companies weren’t involved. Now they’re “all…

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The Artist Who ‘Kidnapped’ A Banksy Statue Says Sotheby’s Is Selling A Stolen Banksy by Artsjournal2

Did Banksy or Banksy’s associates re-steal the ‘kidnapped” statue? Why aren’t the police interested? And how did those who are selling it at Sotheby’s get into the artist’s garde…

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Post-Moonves CBS Is Doing Better, Right? Uh, Two Writers Just Quit Over A Sexual Harassment Complaint by Artsjournal2

Right after two writers on Carol’s Second Act spoke with HR about inappropriate behavior from executive producer David Hunt (who is married to the star of the show), “they were told that…

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How Has The Current President Affected Publishing? [AUDIO] by Artsjournal2

Whew. All of this: “The response has been that there’s been a couple of very successful books about Trump, but if you’re not writing about Trump, you know, where does that take you? Wh…

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Terry O’Neill, British Photographer Of The Beatles And A Lot More Celebrities, Has Died At 81 by Artsjournal2

O’Neill photographed everyone from the Beatles to Brigitte Bardot, but, he said, the Queen was the only person who ever made him nervous. “I researched some horse-racing jokes to break t…

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As Cord-Cutting Becomes Bundling, The Price Is Going Up by Artsjournal2

Disney is planning to raise the price of Hulu Live by $10 per month, which might not seem like a lot, but it – and AT&T – are bellwethers as “the cost of watching live TV via strea…

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Theatre, We Have A Problem by Artsjournal2

And the problem is that men somehow still think that no matter what women write about, it’s “domestic.” One playwrighting contest judge: “There is still an element of surprise when a…

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Researchers Transcribe Tablets, Cook Meal Made Up Of Recipes That Are 4,000 Years Old by Artsjournal2

A researcher in the 1940s suggested that the tablets had recipes on them, but – shocker! – her fellow researchers didn’t believe her. And yet, she was right. “So far, the cooking tea…

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tours For Seven Weeks A Year, And Pulls In $60 Million by Artsjournal2

It’s a holiday miracle: People willing to part with their money for a classical music-prog rock mashup, especially at the holidays. But how did we get to this elaborate two-band tour setup…

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This Woman Had More Than 70,000 Shows That News Stations Lost, Deleted, And Recorded Over by Artsjournal2

Marion Stokes, a former Communist activist who turned into a recluse, recorded MSNBC, CNN, FOX News and many other news programs, more than 70,000 of them, on Betamax and VHS tapes. “Stoke…

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Indie Hit ‘The Farewell’ Should Totally Win Oscars, Right? But Which Oscars? by Artsjournal2

The writer/director of the hit indie, which played to surprisingly robust crowds this summer, says that it was a difficult process to get her film made – no one could figure out where to c…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

GoFundMe Isn’t Just For Health Care Or Funerals In The U.S., But Also For Ballet Costumes by Artsjournal2

That’s right, the Colorado Ballet has turned to crowdfunding to get new Nutcracker costumes; the old ones were created for the San Francisco Ballet in 1986, and Colorado Ballet bought them…

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In The Wake Of Apparent Hostility Toward Black Guest Curator, The Guggenheim Hires Its First Full-Time Black Woman Curator by Artsjournal2

Art historian Chaédria LaBouvier, who was the first solo Black woman curator in the museum’s 80-year history, said that she was cut out of her own show, “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: …

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The 1920s Secret Society Of Women Writers At Oxford by Artsjournal2

Spearheaded, and named, by Dorothy L. Sayers, the name of Mutual Admiration Society “both captures the spirit of the group and misrepresents it. They supported each other boldly and emphat…

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Laid-Off Marciano Foundation Target LAXart Board Member by Artsjournal2

A small art nonprofit, LAXart’s mission includes social consciousness. The protesting workers were laid off after they unionized and the Marciano Art Foundation abruptly closed. They asked…

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Hong Kong Music Festival Canceled Because Of Protests by Artsjournal2

The Clockenflap festival was supposed to run Nov. 22-24, but after yet another death in the protests (and no signs of that stopping), the organizers canceled one of the most high-profile mus…

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Egypt Officially Criminalizes Climbing The Pyramids by Artsjournal2

The new laws also criminalize all kinds of antiquities theft. “Earlier this year, an Egyptian man climbed to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, removing parts of a 19th-century wooden …

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Boston Children’s Theatre Dumps Its Executive Director, Says It’s Time To Clean House by Artsjournal2

This comes after its longtime artistic director, Burgess Clark, resigned and was then accused of sexual misconduct by many former students. The theatre has canceled its holiday production an…

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Dora Maar, Long Known As Picasso’s Muse, Gets Her Own Billing Now by Artsjournal2

When Maar died at 89, Le Monde forgot to give her an obit until 10 days later, and The Independent said she’d be remembered forever as Picasso’s muse and his Weeping Woman. Now the photo…

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Baltimore Art Museum Will Only Buy Art By Women In 2020 by Artsjournal2

Baltimore Museum of Art Christopher Bedford: “This how you raise awareness and shift the identity of an institution. …You don’t just purchase one painting by a female artist of color a…

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The Effort It Takes To Appear Real And Effortless On The Stage by Artsjournal2

Mary-Louise Parker, of Fried Green Tomatoes, Weeds, and Angels in America fame, has returned to Broadway in a play that requires her to be onstage (and speaking) for the entire 90-minute spa…

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Music For The Birds by Artsjournal2

Or actually, from the birds. Composer Diane Moser: “My goal was to become a member of their band, so to speak. I listened deeply to their singing, and carefully infiltrated their ensemble.…

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Carol Brightman, The Chronicler Of The Dead, Has Died At 80 by Artsjournal2

Brightman first published an acclaimed biography of Mary McCarthy, and edited the letters between Hannah Arendt and McCarthy, before she started to become fascinated by the world of the Grat…

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In The UK, Money Means Co-Productions, And That Means Regional Theatres Will Lose Their Identities by Artsjournal2

Or at least that’s the warning right now. Bristol Old Vic’s artistic director Tom Morris: “It is harder to make shows that are specific to your audience, though it doesn’t mean it’…

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How To Follow Up A Number One Bestseller: Throw Away Your Internet by Artsjournal2

Erin Morgenstern’s second book debuted at number three on the bestseller list after she spent years working on her sophomore venture. How did she work, especially after the events of 2016?…

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The Secret Life Of The Audiobook Star by Artsjournal2

Sore throat? All the time. Bored with what you’re reading? No doubt. Even when it’s your own work. And let’s not talk about the difference between words authors know how to write and w…

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Disney Spent A Lot Of Money And A Quarter-Century Getting The Internet Wrong by Artsjournal2

Kara Swisher has been writing about companies and the internet for even longer than Disney has been trying to figure out how to deal with the contemporary world. Swisher: “Forget the dashi…

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