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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Sad: Pictures Of The Demolition Of The Old LACMA by Artsjournal

The work that began Monday focused on the museum’s 1965 Leo S. Bing Center, a 600-seat theater designed by architect William L. Pereira that has been used for film screenings, musical perf…

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Rehearsals Move Online – To Practice And For Community by Artsjournal

“Physical distancing is the antithesis of what a community chorus is all about. We rehearse for four months before our performances twice a year. The community we form as we breathe, learn…

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When We See Familiar Art Again We Will Have Changed by Artsjournal

Peter Schjeldahl: Online “virtual tours” add insult to injury, in my view, as strictly spectacular, amorphous disembodiments of aesthetic experience. Inaccessible, the works conjure in t…

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When The Music Stops – Your Life On The Road Scrambles To A Halt by Artsjournal

Lara Downes: “Two weeks of dates cancelled, and then before we knew it, two months. Every single concert, opera, festival, club date–our calendars were wiped clean. When it happened, som…

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Fenway Park’s Organist Is Playing The Games Even Though Baseball Has Been Canceled by Artsjournal

Normally, Josh Kantor is in a perch at Boston’s venerable baseball park, churning out tunes as the home team’s official organist. In late March, with the season put on pause due to coron…

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Say Goodbye To The Cleveland Plain Dealer As Owners Dismantle It by Artsjournal

“The paper’s remaining staffers are now faced with a devastating decision: they can either leave and let the state’s largest paper, (and the country’s first News Guild), die, ceding …

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Seattle Is Boarded Up. Seattle’s Artists Are Painting Murals On The Boards by Artsjournal

Plywood started going up about two weeks ago after vandals began smashing windows of closed businesses. That led to more plywood from store owners who feared they might be next. Things were …

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Amsterdam Embraces A New Model For Its Post-COVID Life by Artsjournal

“When suddenly we have to care about climate, health, and jobs and housing and care and communities, is there a framework around that can help us with all of that? Yes there is, and it is …

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Mega Art And The Mega Market That Drives It by Artsjournal

“The huge growth of the art market at its top end is surely, as Michael Shnayerson suggests, a function of the spiralling number of billionaires and increasing disparities of wealth. He al…

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Who Gets Paid When Art Is Given Away? by Artsjournal

Artistic or creative pursuits, endeavors that are typically pursued for the intrinsic joy of sharing one’s gifts, are also frequently commoditized and placed on the market. Are they part o…

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Do Musicians Need A Federal Works Progress Program To Survive? by Artsjournal

Musicians have lost the battle to monetize recordings. With the internet awash in cheap streaming and free videos, our income now comes from live performance alone. Even if livestreams end u…

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Online Music Streaming Is Up 32 Percent by Artsjournal

The two leading platforms are Spotify with 35 percent and Apple Music, with 19 percent. Amazon Music is third with 15 percent of market share. Paid subscriptions represented 80 percent of to…

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The Greatest Scam In Canadian Art History by Artsjournal

“[It’s] the greatest art scam in Canadian history,” says art dealer Don Robinson, who suffered a stroke because of the stress he endured in his campaign against a market awash with for…

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Judge Throws Out Musicians’ Lawsuit Over 2008 Fire That Destroyed Master Recordings by Artsjournal

Representatives of those artists or their estates sued Universal in June, arguing that the company had been negligent in protecting their tapes and that the company had a duty to share with …

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Leading Thinkers Speculate On What A Post-Virus World Will Look Like by Artsjournal

As it has always been, history will be written by the “victors” of the COVID-19 crisis. Every nation, and increasingly every individual, is experiencing the societal strain of this disea…

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Violinist Commissions Composers For Online Fragments by Artsjournal

Jennifer Koh got to work on Alone Together, an online performance series for which she hyper-compressed her usual process of discovering composers by asking 21 of them with some level of fin…

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COVID As Social Disease by Artsjournal

COVID is a social disease, a pathological experiment on the nature of our social relations. It is experienced in our social life in four major ways, and our responses bear upon the nature of…

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NY Museums, Collectors Worry About Art Security by Artsjournal

While overall crime in the city fell in March compared with a year earlier, commercial and residential burglaries rose 26% to 942, according to a New York City Police report. The sometimes e…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

The Art World Pre-COVID Is Dead by Artsjournal

Jerry Saltz: “Even an art-lover lifer like me has to admit much of the art world infrastructure feels like it’s already in the balance. Some of it may be gone even now. In three months, …

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When Magazines Had Visions Of Changing (And Improving) The World by Artsjournal

In 1895 Ladies’ Home Journal began to offer unfrilly, family-friendly architectural plans in its pages. They were mainly colonial, Craftsman, or modern ranch-style houses, and many still s…

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A Critic Of Big Tech Starts His Own Project To Sort And Rank Information by Artsjournal

Essentially, it’s a site that recommends the very best and most relevant books, podcasts, scientific articles, videos and journalism to anyone who wants a better understanding of the world…

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How To Suspend Live Events Without Wrecking The Human Talent? by Artsjournal

Live events and entertainment are people-based businesses that rely on the creation of emotional experiences and human interactions. Shedding too many employees, or the wrong employees, may …

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Is Spatial Awareness Our Superpower? by Artsjournal

In the age of GPS, we tend to take our navigation and spatial abilities for granted, until they – or the technology – let us down. It is easy to forget that they have sustained us for te…

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Hungarian Strongman Uses Virus Emergency To Seize Control Of Museums, Theatres by Artsjournal

As the undemocratic features of the Orbán regime became increasingly obvious, the cunning liberal directors would choose productions that, with even minimum sensibility, could be interprete…

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The Netherlands Has Had A Rash Of Van Gogh Thefts In Recent Years by Artsjournal

The fact that all 28 Van Gogh paintings, from six separate thefts, were eventually recovered should offer hope that The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring will eventually return to its hom…

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As Schools Move Online, Less Than Half Of Their Students Log In by Artsjournal

The absence rate appears particularly high in schools with many low-income students, whose access to home computers and internet connections can be spotty. Some teachers report that less tha…

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How Epidemics Of The Past Drove Innovation by Artsjournal

As we are seeing with the coronavirus today, disease can profoundly impact a community—upending routines and rattling nerves as it spreads from person to person. But the effects of epidemi…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Chiura Obata’s Career Was Interrupted By Internment During WWII. Now A Retrospective Of His Work Has Been Stilled By The Virus by Artsjournal

“Suddenly he was in a drab, dehumanizing place, first a stable in California, then the barracks of Topaz, Utah, where he spent most of his time in internment. It was bleak, hot, arid and d…

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How Podcasting Is Changing by Artsjournal

The podcasting business is changing at the speed of sound. There’s a pivot toward profit. And while that’s great in the short run for public podcasting, it also attracts new players and …

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Arts Freelancers Are At Particular Risk Right Now by Artsjournal

Everyone includes musicians, visual artists, designers, dancers and other freelancers who are part of Washington’s vibrant arts economy. They are musicians with no tour dates. Art handlers…

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SXSW Will Put Its Film Festival Online Streaming For Ten Days by Artsjournal

SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or w…

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