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Monday, June 1, 2020

Building A Sanctuary For Culture Lovers by Artsjournal2

April Gornik and Eric Fischl want to make the Sag Harbor Methodist Church into a community arts center … whenever people can gather again. Fischl: “We have to stop thinking about art as …

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Women Making TV Shouldn’t Be A Surprise, And Yet by Artsjournal2

Yay women doing TV! Also, having to “yay” this means it’s not going that well with the whole ending of inequality thing. “The good news: The number of women working behind the scenes…

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This Club Has Returned To Booking Live Acts, But Audiences Have To Stay Away by Artsjournal2

The virus has devastated the jazz community in New York. But “there’s a funny thing about jazz: It keeps roaring back to life. Live music returns to Smalls on June 1, in a socially dista…

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Hey, At Least We’re Not In Tudor England by Artsjournal2

At that time, says Hilary Mantel, we would have been quarantining more seriously. “Speaking at the Hay literary festival, which is entirely online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic…

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Artists Paint Mural Of George Floyd Near Where He Died by Artsjournal2

Five artists finished the mural in 12 hours last week after the officers involved in George Floyd’s death weren’t all four arrested and charged with a crime. “The mural has quickly bec…

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Dancer Hobbies For The Quarantine by Artsjournal2

There’s DJing with the dance glitterati on Instagram Live, there’s the brewing of kombucha, and, of course, there’s learning how to make pancake tutus. – Dance Magazine

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Going To The Drive-In, But For Live Theatre by Artsjournal2

In Prague, the opening is going in fits and starts, but theatre companies like the Czech National Theatre are more than ready. “The drive-in theater at Prague’s vegetable market was an a…

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Playing Satie’s ‘Vexations’ To Evoke The Spirit Of Our Times by Artsjournal2

The pianist Igor Levit played a livestream of Erik Satie’s famous, mysterious work, consisting of four lines repeated 840 times, on Sunday. And, well: “The fascinating livestream occasio…

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Taking Theatre Ed Online by Artsjournal2

In a sudden shift, Asolo Theatre in Florida had to figure out whether to keep going with its education programs even as students and parents were competing for limited Wi-Fi and screen time,…

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You Might Not Know Much About The Mother Of African Cinema by Artsjournal2

Sarah Maldoror was “a Euro-Caribbean filmmaker trained in the Soviet Union” – and the director, who died of the coronavirus in April of this year, never stopped; “she kept fighting i…

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The Foundation Trying To Help Indie Bookstores Live Through This, And Everything Else by Artsjournal2

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (called “Binc”) is a nonprofit created to help booksellers. “Since the pandemic started, Binc has seen requests for assistance increase by 321%.…

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The ‘Yesterday’ Writing Credit Kerfuffle Is Exactly How The Film Industry Works by Artsjournal2

In other words, it doesn’t work very well for writers. The Writers Guild of Great Britain: “‘Things are stacked up, not necessarily in favour of the writer.’ It added that funding, w…

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The Telluride Film Festival Says It’s Going On As Planned by Artsjournal2

OK, that’s nice and optimistic, but “Telluride organizers promised that safety would be paramount. ‘We are not ignorant of the devastation facing the world,’ festival organizers wrot…

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Fighting Over Who Gets To Use The Term Anglo-Saxon by Artsjournal2

Racists would love to co-opt the term “for their ethno-historical myths,” but that doesn’t mean historians and archaeologists have to abandon it altogether, argues one. “When researc…

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The Artist Christo Has Died At 84 by Artsjournal2

Christo, who with his wife Jeanne-Claude created massive art projects requiring dozens of years to pull off, including wrapping the Reichstag and creating The Gates in Central Park, has died…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Creative Process Of Documentary Theatre [AUDIO] by Artsjournal2

Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, whose The Exonerated and Coal Country are powerful documentary theatre, talk about how it all works – and why it works. – Slate

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The Chicken Church Of Java by Artsjournal2

The power of one man’s divine vision … and the internet. – The Guardian (UK)

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Video Games Can Teach Reluctant Learners A Lot More Than You Might Think by Artsjournal2

Hey, parents, when your kids are using video games to deal with the pandemic, you may think they’re not doing schoolwork. True, but games like Assassin’s Creed, Minecraft, and Roblox hav…

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Emma Amos, Acclaimed Figurative Painter And Guerrilla Girl Member, 83 by Artsjournal2

Amos’s “careerlong belief in art as a form of ethical resistance carries new weight when the promises of the civil rights era seem again under threat.” – The New York Times

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Dealing With Reader Reviews, Even When They’re By (Literal) Dogs by Artsjournal2

Note to authors: Don’t go on GoodReads. Just don’t. But when a dog-themed book group reads your book on Instagram, well, things might be different. – The Guardian (UK)

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And Now For The Awards For Best Books In Translation by Artsjournal2

The awards, announced in a socially distant livestream, contains “A final work that continues on like a river” and poems that “bloom with the beauty the world has to offer as well as t…

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Dealing With A Streaming Film Release During The Pandemic Isn’t Ideal For Cast Or Crew by Artsjournal2

When directors, cast, and crew make decisions about a movie like High Note, they’re aimed at the big screen. So this weekend’s on-demand streaming release is a bit of a technical let-dow…

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Unions Have A Say In Hollywood’s Potential Return To Work by Artsjournal2

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced more than a week ago that counties could set reopening plans for the entertainment industry. That hasn’t happened because Hollywood’s various u…

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Mark Morris And The Art Of Zoom Choreography by Artsjournal2

Morris on creating during the pandemic: “The idea that our lives are on hold irks him, he said. Or ‘the idea that you’re waiting to come back to your life, and I’m sorry everybody: T…

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Little Free Libraries’ Significance Grows With Every Day The Public Libraries Are Locked by Artsjournal2

Some have become a combination book exchange and pantry. One is cat-focused; another (at a church) has mostly Christian texts. Says one LFL caretaker, “People have been adopting and donati…

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How Covid-19 Will Reshape Building Design, According To Architects by Artsjournal2

In short: “COVID-19 is likely to reshape the ways in which today’s architects design houses and offices, transit hubs and medical facilities. It will have architects reaching for new tec…

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So Here’s The Sotheby’s Plan: One Auctioneer And A Lot Of Screens by Artsjournal2

This is the scintillating way auctions will happen this summer (and perhaps beyond, of course): “The Sotheby’s auctioneer, Oliver Barker, will be live, by video, in London, looking at sc…

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The Yeats Test by Artsjournal2

How bleak is it out there? Well, how many politicians are quoting Yeats’s “The Second Coming”? And the poet made it that way deliberately: “Early drafts of the poem illustrate Yeats…

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Why Did The Guggenheim Decommission A Donald Judd? by Artsjournal2

The work is part of the controversial Panza Collection. “In the mid-‘70s Panza acquired from Judd a paper ‘certificate’ for an unconstructed work known as Untitled [Seven plywood box…

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Eliza Dorfman, Cambridge Artist Famous For Her Giant Polaroids, 83 by Artsjournal2

Dorfman began with the giant Polaroids in a pushcart in Harvard Square. When the police tried to chase her away, she won a civil rights case against them. “Her work is widely praised for s…

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Police Fire Rubber Bullets, And Use Batons On, Actor On HBO’s ‘Insecure’ During LA Protests by Artsjournal2

Kendrick Sampson of Insecure and The Flash was streaming LA’s protest on Instagram Live “when the officers began firing rubber bullets at protestors. He was also hit by police multiple t…

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