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The Arts: Photos We Loved in 2018

Kanye West. Philip Roth. Opera. Jazz. Salsa. King Kong. Tonya Harding. We can go on, but why don’t you see for yourself.
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Creative arts should be compulsory at GCSE level to stop a decline “before it is too late”, the artistic director of the Royal Albert Hall has said.
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Narciso Rodriguez to Receive National Arts Club Honor

The plaudits keep coming for Narciso Rodriguez. After receiving the CFDA Lifetime Achievement award and the FIT Couture Council Award for Artistry this year, he will receive the National Arts Club’s 2018 Medal of Honor in Fashion at its gala Dec. 7.
Julianna Margulies, Rachel Feinstein and Cindi Leive will speak at the event.
The National Arts Club was founded in 1898 by author and poet Charles De Kay, the literary and art critic for The New York Times, who started the organization as a gathering place for artists and patrons. The NAC is located on Gramercy Park South, a few blocks away from Rodriguez’s longtime studio, and hosts weekly members-only and public events. Its Medal of Honor galas honor leaders in art, literature, music, fashion, film, architecture and technology. Past recipients have included WH Auden, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Louise Bourgeois, Whoopi Goldberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda and William Ivey Long, to name a few.

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‘Rodarte’ Opens at National Museum of Women in the Arts

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., has never done a fashion exhibition. For its first, it chose to focus on two living American designers who have owned and operated their label independently from its inception. The exhibition, titled simply “Rodarte,” opens Nov. 10 and runs through Feb. 10, 2019, showcasing nearly 100 pieces from 18 collections by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who started their California-based label 13 years ago.
This is not the first time a museum has come calling to feature the Mulleavys’ work — the Cooper Hewitt staged a show on Rodarte in 2010, as did the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles the following year — but the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ show is Rodarte’s biggest yet. Guest curator Jill D’Alessandro, who oversees costume and textile arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, worked with the Mulleavys to break down their collections into recurring themes: Early Innovations, Magical Beautiful Horror, Woodshock, Black Swan, Texture, Northern California Roadmap, Light and The Garden. The pieces are displayed in full, original runway looks with hair by Odile Gilbert and an installation by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large.
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Sir Lenny George Henry, CBE, is a British stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer, and TV presenter.
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Arts Advocates Optimistic About NEA Funding Despite Trump’s Call for Cuts

WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Arts is again threatened with a White House budget that calls for the elimination of federal funding, but the hundreds of arts advocates who gathered on Tuesday to lobby lawmakers on Capitol Hill have reason for optimism. When President Donald Trump’s administration presented the same proposal last year, […]

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In memoriam: Entertainment and arts figures we lost in 2017

A look back at some of the arts and entertainment figures who died in 2017.
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How We Looked at the Arts This Year: Our Favorite Photographs

These images, some of the best we took in 2017, capture the power of the artists and performers we covered — and offer plenty of beauty on their own.
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Les Arts Décoratifs to Adopt MAD Banner

THE NAME GAME: There’s never a dull moment at Les Arts Décoratifs. On Jan. 8 — the day after the closing of its largest fashion exhibition to date, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve” (“Christian Dior, Dream Couturier”), which so far has attracted a record 610,000 visitors — it will unveil a new banner and logo: MAD.
The banner, with its fresh, contemporary design, will serve as an umbrella for all of the cultural and educational sites that fall under Les Arts Décoratifs, as an institution that groups the Les Arts Décoratifs museum and library; the Nissim-de-Camondo museum; the Ateliers du Carrousel, and the Camondo design school. It comes with the tagline “Le musée fou d’objets” (“The museum that’s crazy about objects.”)
Looking to reinvent its image — faced with stiff competition from international cultural institutions — and cement its identity as the reference for French art de vivre, the historic institution tasked French communications agency BETC with conceiving the logo, according to a statement from Les Arts Décoratifs. MAD stands for both Mode, Arts, Design (Fashion, Arts, Design in English) and Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
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The blink-and-you-might-have-missed-them cultural moments that brightened up a year otherwise defined by turmoil and tragedy.
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Street Signs: Commonwealth Rises in the Arts District

It’s style, not fashion, Commonwealth seeks to serve under its roof as the streetwear specialty retailer marks a move to the Los Angeles Arts District.
The business, started by Omar Quiambao and Larry Incognito in 2004 as a concept shop with the tag line “For the Greater Good,” brings its street- and skate-inspired boutique to yet another growing pocket of the Arts District where Silverlake Wine, Guerrilla Tacos, Base Coat Nail Salon, CES Gallery and the Museum of Ice Cream all reside. Just footsteps away, Dover Street Market is expected in the spring.
The area reminds Quiambao of New York, where he last resided, and is close to where he now lives in downtown. Opening the 1,500-square-foot shop represents the first time he’s living in the same city as a Commonwealth store.
Quiambao, a graduate of Pratt Institute, has spent the better part of nearly two decades now being a purveyor of what those standing from the outside might call youth culture melded with skate and streetwear. Commonwealth’s brand of that lifestyle mixes high fashion with the street for a store that includes brands such as Pleasures, Wacko Maria, Brain Dead, Padmore & Barnes, Stone Island, APC and Comme des Garçons Play, among

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Report exposes ‘class-shaped hole’ in arts

The performing arts industry in the UK is “increasingly dominated by a narrow set of people from well-off backgrounds” and is facing a diversity crisis, according to a new report.
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Irvine Welsh: Poor people are pushed out of arts

Writer Irvine Welsh says his new musical addresses his own frustrations with how “poor people” are being pushed out of the arts.
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Bouchra Jarrar Promoted to Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters

HONORS 2.0: Bouchra Jarrar was promoted to Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in a ceremony in Paris on Wednesday at Palais Galliera, the Paris fashion museum.
The Lanvin designer received the honor from former culture minister Audrey Azoulay. Guests included director Nicole Garcia, actress Rachida Brakni, singer Keren Ann, sound designer Frédéric Sanchez, makeup artist Tom Pecheux, photographer Dominique Issermann and ex-justice minister Christiane Taubira.
Jarrar, who headed her own label before joining Lanvin last year, has worked for brands including Capucine Puerari, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, Scherrer and Christian Lacroix. She was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2012.
“I love what I do, I love making it and I like working with a team,” she said. “I am fortunate enough to create beautiful things because I am always surrounded by kindly souls. Nurturing positivity is all that interests me. I don’t care about anything else.”
Azoulay pointed to their shared Moroccan heritage, noting that Jarrar — who was born in Cannes on the French Riviera — learned about sewing from her father.
“Your creations today are those of an artist, but shaped by a learning process. In that sense, I consider it a republican journey because

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Arts funding: Major English venues cut, with more money for the regions

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Robert De Niro Rages At Donald Trump’s Arts Defunding

Yes, Mr. President, he’s talking to you.

Robert De Niro took the opportunity while accepting the Chaplin Award in New York City Monday to blast President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash the federal arts budget

The actor told the audience at the Film Society of Lincoln Center event that movies go through a voting process of sorts by critics and filmgoers, before posterity decides if they’re art.

“I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because of our government’s hostility towards art,” he said.

“The budget proposal, among its other draconian cuts to life-saving and life-enhancing programs, eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For their own divisive political purposes, the administration suggests that the money for these all-inclusive programs goes to rich liberal elites,” he continued.

“This is what they now call an ‘alternative fact,’ but I call it bullshit.”

De Niro wasn’t done. “I don’t make movies for ‘rich, liberal elites,’ “ he said.  “I’ve got my restaurants for that. I ― and all of us speaking here tonight — make them for you.”

The Hollywood great, a frequent critic of the president, also worked in a slap at the administration’s immigration policies. He noted that Chaplin was “an immigrant who probably wouldn’t pass today’s ‘extreme vetting.’”

“I hope we’re not keeping out the next Chaplin,” he said.

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Arts Groups on Edge as New York City Re-Evaluates Cultural Funding

Smaller arts organizations in disadvantaged neighborhoods hope to end up with a bigger piece of the pie.
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A Red State’s Arts Blues

South Dakota, which voted decisively for Donald J. Trump, is also a prime recipient of grants from the arts agencies the president wants to eliminate.
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Carolina Herrera Hits San Francisco for Arts Salute With Neiman Marcus

Carolina Herrera touched down in San Francisco this week to help Neiman Marcus salute the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, San Francisco Opera Guild and San Francisco Symphony for their dedication in bringing arts programs to children throughout the Bay Area.
“The event combines my two favorite causes, children and the arts,” said Herrera, who was joined by Neimans’ senior vice president and fashion director Ken Downing and Alan Morrell, vice president, general manager of Neiman Marcus Union Square.

Carolina Herrera at her Neiman Marcus San Francisco event. 
Photo – Drew Altizer

Herrera presented 39 looks from her fall 2017 collection in a mini runway show on the store’s couture floor then mingled at a trunk show. The designer was last at Neiman Marcus Union Square six years ago and said, “I’m so glad I got to come back. I also attended a ballet and went to see the new modern art museum. The [Henri] Matisse and [Richard] Diebenkorn exhibit was beautiful. It was also nice to see the groups of children who come there as beneficiaries of the programs we are honoring today.”
Neiman’s has carried Herrera since its launch in 1981. In honor of the longstanding relationship, Neiman Marcus Group chief executive officer Karen

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Can Programs That Help the Military Save the Federal Arts Agencies?

Backers cite projects like expanding arts therapy for veterans to rebut calls for defunding the agencies.
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Julie Andrews on Singing for a New Generation in Julie’s Greenroom, Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and the Importance of Arts

Julie Andrews, Julie's GreenroomJulie Andrews is coming to Netflix with Julie’s Greenroom, a children’s show, and she’s got one goal in mind: To educate the next generation about the arts.
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Bristol Named Winner of Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion Competition

Los Angeles-based men’s wear line Bristol has been named the winner of Gen Art’s 2017 Fresh Faces in Fashion one-year incubator program. The line, cofounded and designed by Luke Tadashi, will receive mentorship with a Gen Art designer alum who is yet to be named, inclusion in its Harvey Nichols retail program, gratis wholesale, marketing and public relations support along with financial investment and long-term strategic advice.

A look from Bristol. 

Gen Art’s Fresh annual Faces in Fashion event, held in Los Angeles last August, showcased four designers in addition to Bristol. The finalists were men’s wear line Elliott Evan, the women’s collection 34N 118W, jewelry line Legier and shoe brand Rafa.
The two-year-old Bristol wholesales in 10 retailers worldwide including American Rag, Revolve, Wish ATL, Maidens Shop Japan and Fred Segal. At last year’s New York event, Daniel Silverstain was awarded the prize. The event alternates between Los Angeles and New York.

A look from Bristol. 

Gen Art was one of the early innovators of the consumer-friendly fashion event, offering paying members and press access to its runway shows and presentations, and tickets on sale for film festival screenings. The Los Angeles Fresh Faces event was also open to the public via $ 50 general

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Martial Arts Can Be Hazardous to Kids

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Robert Zemeckis Receives France’s Order of Arts and Letters Honor

PARIS– On the eve of “Allied”‘s Paris premiere, iconic American director Robert Zemeckis received France’s Order of Arts and Letters medal from Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay during an intimate ceremony attended by “Allied” star Marion Cotillard on Saturday. “It’s the first medal I’ve ever received and this is the first time I’ve been acknowledged by… Read more »

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Trump and the Arts: ‘Evita,’ Huge Towers and a Snub for Warhol

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Reflections on Five Years of Blogging on HuffPost Arts & Culture

The past few weeks have been busy, so an important career milestone almost slipped by with my having noticed: May 13th was my “Five Year Blogaversary.” On that date in 2010 my first blog appeared on The Huffington Post. Titled “Picasso’s Recession-Proof Harem,” it appeared on HuffPost’s New York section, as the Arts page hadn’t opened yet. HuffPost Arts — now HuffPost Arts & Culture — officially opened a month later, on June 15, 2010, under the direction of its amazing founding editor, artist Kimberly Brooks.

“Picasso’s Recession-Proof Harem” was the first of a total of 259 blogs (this one included) that I have posted over a five-year span. That means I have averaged just under a blog a week over time. When I started, I had absolutely no idea that I was capable of writing so much or so often. Blogging has been a huge surprise for me: It has been a life-transforming experience and a door-opener.

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Ex-voto painting by Matthew Couper

Matthew Couper’s wonderful ex-voto painting, sent to me as a gift early in 2011, does a great job of capturing the spirit world of my newfound avocation. Seated productively at my computer, I’m connected by a grid of red circuitry to Mat Gleason — another early HuffPost Arts blogger — and also to an all-seeing eye, and to a painting by my mentor, the late Nathan Oliveira. A head by Jean-Michel Basquiat — another art world frenemy — rises over the floor tiles to my left, while my journalistic patron saintess, Arianna Huffington, raises a knowing eyebrow to my right. Christ, crucified for art, adds an additional touch of religiosity and devotion to the tableau.

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At work in my office

Matthew’s painting captures some of the imaginative and psychological forces that surround my interest in writing. A photo of me at work in my real office shows some interesting correspondences. I do spend a great deal of time leaning over my laptop, and a work by Nathan Oliveira — one of his “Tauromaquia” monotypes — does hang in front of me as I write. A large model plane that I built and put too much work into to actually fly hangs over my head, a reminder of a hobby of the past. The energy that I used to put into making things seems to all go into writing these days. After recently re-organizing a bookshelf in my office to contain all of the catalogs and books I have contributed to over the past few years, all the effort suddenly seemed tangible.

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The following list contains some reflections, notes and comments from five years of blogging:

A few things I have learned:

Every word matters. You never know who is reading your blog. Every blog is important.

My favorite quote from an artist:

“The bravest thing in the world is to take a position without a pre-planned fall back.”

– Kyle Staver quoted in “A Brother Honored”

My favorite reader comment:

“Read it. Excellent. Loved the Mao.”

Steve Martin responding to my blog “I Don’t Deconstruct” on Twitter.

Blogging is different from other kinds of writing:

You wake up in the morning, drink your coffee, and blog about what you want to write about in the way that you want to.

Blogging is truly social:

I have never had so many friends. Oh, and a few frenemies too…

Something I need to do again:

The “Paintings and Palettes” and “Studio Visit” blogs were a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.

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A common misconception.

I have written predominantly about representational painters. For that reason, some people have come to think that I don’t care for other types of art. That isn’t true. I write about representational painting because there is simply so much good work out there that hasn’t gotten the attention that it deserves.

Humor is important:

You can say things with humor that you can’t say another other way. A list of my satires can be found at this link.

I’m often asked if I have a favorite artist:

Yes, it is the artist I am writing about at any given moment.

Artists need to have their stories told:

Interviewing artists has allowed me let artists tell their stories. An index of the 75 interviews I have conducted since 2010 can be found on my personal website.

http://www.johnseed.com/p/interviews.html

Some Acknowledgements:

I owe a great deal of thanks to Arianna Huffington, Kimberly Brooks, Kathleen Massara and Katherine Brooks (my editors). I owe even more to my wife Linda who has supported me, even when I have been writing when there is laundry that needs folding.

To my readers:

Thank you for reading. There is a lot left to write… more blogs are on the way.

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Orgone at Underground Arts: Just Like Good Times

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Philadelphia – The room was called “The Black Box”, which was self explanatory, save for the red velvet curtain separating the stage area from a lounging space, complete with giant Oriental rug and deep sectional sofas. It reminded me of the so-called venues I’d frequented as a college student, but in only the good ways. Three days prior was the first time I’d even heard of Orgone, a jazzy, funky, soul outfit hailing from Los Angeles, and I literally only took notice because their promotional poster featured a great photo, with the lead singer’s resplendant afro bouncing while frozen in mid-jump. A sucker for an afro-ed woman, I made my way to the venue, Underground Arts, having done a cursory amount of research and listening to the band’s Soundcloud page in advance. I even donned a black t-shirt emblazoned with an image of Fela Kuti because I thought that would be apropos for the night. If I ever meet the photographer who made the photo used for that promotional poster, I owe them a hearty thanks, because my instincts were proven correct.

Prepared as I was, I knew this would be a dance filled night. The crowd, which slowly filtered in and tentatively received the excellent opening act, Sophistafunk, had to be cajoled forward through their self-imposed semi-circle force field keeping them from the stage. The warming up didn’t take long, though. The quartet’s infectious and groovy songs, with their MC/vocalist’s pattering rhymes made for a welcoming party starter. The talent buyers made a wise choice with Sophistafunk. Having toured with Orgone for the prior two weeks, it wasn’t necessary to remove their instruments from the stage between sets. A five minute, smile filled break preceded the headliners, who bounded onto the stage as if answering a challenge. This is when my decision to attend the show was instantly rewarded. They opened their set with a burning instrumental called Meat Machine”, which falls midpoint into their new album, Beyond The Sun. It’s a fitting announcement, and full of confidence. Having yet to see the band live, this introduction was funky from the gate – driving percussion, stabbing synths, searing guitar, et al., the tone was set for what was to come. Let me slow down first.

One of the most enduring memories of my childhood is of the famous painting by Ernie Barnes called “Sugar Shack”. It’s the one that appears during the opening and closing credits of the now classic television show, Good Times. Elongated bodies snaked and contorted around each other as they danced mesmerized by whatever music the painting captured, and the viewer simply wishes to be there. The scene conveys a comfort within the confines of a very crowded room – a comfort in the closeness of companionship and communal enjoyment of the moment. It’s hot. It’s funky. it’s sensual. Enter Adryon De Leon. Tall, golden haired, and broadly smiling, the room was hers in that instant. As the crowd is already an hour plus into their cardio program, they may have missed the nod to the Philadelphian duo, Zhane, as she belted into a funkier, meatier rendition of “Hey Mr. DJ”, their stalwart hit from the early nineties. But that’s easily excused as this wasn’t an excercise in music academia (though it was a treat for those paying attention). Apparently, an Orgone show is a funk party, plain and simple, and the band’s sole ambition to get down, by getting the crowd off. I looked around the room and the best, yet most blunt way I can describe the dynamic is that the whole crowd, the band (and maybe the bartenders, too) had their faces fixed in the expressions of good lovemaking. I think that is also how one defines the funk, too (at least some of us do). The groove is so hard it looks like it smells bad. Afterwards I explained that idea to the boyish looking bass player, Dale Jennings, who concurred that the band members feel the same thing on stage. He related that the sounds and energies emanating from all of the players on a tight crowded stage feel as if being hugged the whole time – almost as if in that famous Ernie Barnes painting.

My conversation with Dale did turn to music academia, though, of course. I mentioned to him that I noticed the band’s nod to the obscure Larry Levan edit of The Clash song, “The Magnificent Dance”, which they’d snuck into a cover of “It’s Serious” by Cameo. Being the bass player, I’d assumed he was responsible, since the bassline is most prominent and recognizeable. He was, in part. The original Orgon bassist, Tim Glum had played it on the studio recording, but as a fan of The Clash’s bass player, Paul Simonon, Dale opted to play the live version using a Fender P Bass and Ampeg SVT, as he had seen Simonon play. The whole outfit is made up of music nerds, as it turned out, and that explained their deep knowledge and proficiency. Each player was also afforded opportunities to solo, as if necessary to convince the crowd this band had chops. By this point, it wasn’t. It had been made abundantly clear. Listening the night before, I believed that much of what I’d heard would have been right at home on Larry Levan’s mid to late eighties Paradise Garage playlist. I mentioned to Dale and their keyboardist, Dan Hastie, one song in particular, “Keep The Fire Burnin'”, which sounded like a proto-typical dance song. It turned out to be a cover of a song originally recorded by Gwen McCrae – another Levan favorite. I mention all of this because, as a DJ, Levan was hugely influential in New York, and beyond, and many of the songs and styles we listen and dance to today were fostered on his turntables. The closing song, “Love Maker”, which turned into a call and response jam, sounded like a reworking of a Betty Davis song which I can’t put a name to, but it, too, was funk hewn from the earth. The music nerd in me recognized those influences in Orgone, and those sounds, those grooves are as elemental to partying as anything in my life experience.

It’s important to note that, while the band slips in some covers and nods in their set, there are plenty of original compositions – all equally accessible and fun, and the players are all stacked with charisma. The afro-ed Adryon sang and left, leaving the stage to burn up some more under the feet of the instrumentalists, nearly charring the floor in front of them, then returning to encore with “I Get Lifted” by KC and The Sunshine Band, which is a guaranteed crowd rouser, no matter where they are. I can’t say enough about how fortuitous it was for me seeing that poster and following my gut. Everyone should be so lucky.

Beyond The Sun was released two weeks ago. Orgone will continue to tour, making dates throughout the west coast this summer
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Arts Education: Learning How to See

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I grew up as a creative person in a small, industrial, Midwestern community. It’s a region not unlike many others in the country, where practical vocations and athletic prowess are encouraged and rewarded — leaving little room for (and even less understanding of) artistic pursuits. And yet, by some grand stroke of luck, that salt-of-the-earth, ag-centric town also had numerous exceptional creative institutions (thanks in part to the neighboring university). Those local artistic outlets, and the education they afforded, gave me the physical and mental space not only to distract myself from the farms and football games — but to reimagine my life.

Jessica Hoffman Davis, founder of the Arts in Education program at Harvard, argues that art teaches us “how to see” and imagine: “The human ability to imagine is inborn, but this precious capacity is fragile — ready to nurture or ignore throughout our children’s education.”

Davis goes on to identify 10 benefits of arts education, emphasizing that arts education transforms everyone it touches, not only those who become professional artists, by instilling imagination and autonomy, expression and empathy, interpretation and respect, inquiry and reflection, engagement and responsibility. The value of STEM subjects, she points out, does not make them more valuable than the less quantifiable gifts of arts education.

I escaped the cornfields to pursue more intense arts education at Interlochen Arts Academy, then, after college, I joined the Peace Corps. I had a very idealistic vision of how my service would change the world (I was 22, after all). Like all volunteers, I was assigned to an economically impoverished community. Electricity and water were intermittent, and advanced education and exposure to high art was something reserved for the wealthy. With so many basic unmet needs, it’s not hard to understand why my vision for an arts education program was rejected by the Peace Corps. I therefore tried to assimilate into the prescribed tasks appointed to me — but within a few weeks, my attention was diverted.

Not far from my home, there was a little zinc-roofed, wooden shack that housed the local “music school.” Everyday, children and young adults would come to the one-room school to play half-broken, donated instruments. But the scene wasn’t quaint — it was shocking: The music, by any standards, was incredible. The sounds they were able to produce using tattered tools was alive and exuberant in an otherwise desolate environment. I knew I had to get involved.

The school also had a piano — but no teacher. I played, and briefly taught lessons in high school, so I told the director to send me a few of the students, thinking I’d teach two or three in my spare time. Over 20 students showed up to the first meeting, with more students begging to be let in. We established weekly lesson times and I solicited sheet music from my former instructor and keyboard donations from wealthy local expats. The students not only never missed a lesson, they practiced on their keyboards (sometimes without electricity, and therefore without sound) for hours each day. Extended families and neighbors spilled out of the tiny space during our regular concert series. I solicited more money for a few of the truly exceptional students to study at the music conservatory several hours away — requiring them to come back and serve as music educators in their hometown to repay their debt and pass on the gift. The program became the pride of the students and evolved into a permanent fixture in the community.

When I look at Davis’s list of the virtues of arts education, I see the faces of those students. Autonomy, respect, responsibility, engagement, inquiry — it’s not just that they picked up a skill and honed a craft, but that these invaluable attributes and lessons came to permeate their lives and their vision of themselves. Arts education ignited their imagination and allowed them see themselves and the world they inhabit differently. And no standardized test can adequately measure the profundity of that legacy.
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Ask the Art Professor: How Do I Find the Right Graduate School for Fine Arts?

“My friends and I are all beginning to look into graduate school and what our future may hold for us as fine artists. We range in age from our mid-20s to mid-30s and are at all at different stages of our adult life. We all dream the dream of being strictly a studio artist, and have considered the advantage of being professors one day. We all want to apply to the right graduate school to help set up our future, and don’t want to be in a school that doesn’t fit us. What advice do you have for students like us? How do we approach the hunt for graduate schools?”

Before you apply to graduate school for fine arts, you have to honestly ask yourself what your long-term goals are. Do you want to teach at the college level? Do you want to show in commercial art galleries? It may seem premature to think that far ahead, but it’s important to think through and answer these questions before you leap into applying to graduate schools. When I was getting ready to apply, I primarily thought about graduate school as a place where I could mature as an artist, and continue to push myself creatively. I wasn’t thinking ahead in terms of my future, and didn’t realize that one of the most critical goals of graduate school would be making professional connections. No artist can build a successful career on their own; they have to make key contacts that will launch their careers in the right direction.

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On top of that, I was not prepared for how obscenely competitive the process would be. Applications are continually growing at a rate that cannot match the scarce number of openings. When I applied, I assumed that I had done everything “right” up until that point: I had graduated with a high GPA from one of the top art schools in the nation; I had been consistently teaching and exhibiting my work professionally; my portfolio was mature and cohesive; and I had outstanding letters of recommendation. I was confident enough that I announced my departure at my teaching job before receiving the decision letters.

I received five rejections, was put on two waiting lists, and was offered admission only at my safety school. I was in complete shock. I was so ready to stop working and return to school. Having already quit my teaching job, it never even occurred to me to start over and re-apply the following year. I felt like I had no options, so I enrolled at my safety school with extreme reluctance. To this day, I regret that decision. Experience has shown me that there are doors that never opened for me because of that decision. If I could do it all over again, I would have taken off only one year (I took off four) after art school to clear my head, and then started the application process, knowing that it would likely take several years of applying before I was accepted to a program that I really wanted to be in.

In retrospect, I can see now that there are five main aspects to research when applying. There are other considerations like studio space which might seem important, but actually the five factors below carry far more weight.

1) The faculty.
Do extensive research on the faculty. What kind of artwork do they make? Does their work engage with a contemporary audience? What kind of venues do they show their work in? Have they had solo exhibitions at major galleries? Is their studio practice active? What is their online visibility? What is the turnover rate of the faculty and administration? (A high turnover rate is a red flag.)

2) Location.
Location matters in graduate school. For example, if your ultimate goal is to show in New York City art galleries, going to school in Kansas is not a good choice. The professional contacts you make will be based in the city the school is in, and these contacts can launch you right into that art community.

3) Teaching opportunities.
One of my colleagues told me that her biggest mistake was attending a graduate school that did not have teaching opportunities for their graduate students. The consequence was that when she started applying for college level teaching positions, she had no teaching experience and had difficulty getting hired. If teaching at the college level is a priority for you, make sure that the school you attend provides teaching opportunities for their graduate students.

4) Current student work.
Viewing the artwork being made by current students is one of the best ways to get a sense of the school. Can you envision yourself having a lively creative exchange with these students based on their artwork? Look for diversity in the student artwork; it’s not a good sign when all of the student artwork looks the same. If possible, take a tour of the school and talk to some current students in person.

5) Alumni.
What are recent alumni doing? Where are they showing their work? Peruse their resumes online and try to get a sense of what kind of careers they have. Do they teach at the college level and if so, at what kinds of colleges? Do they have full-time or part-time teaching positions?

Remember, choosing a graduate school program is all about finding the right fit for you. Every artist has different goals, and a program that is right for one person may not work for you. Figure out where you want your artistic career to be in 20 years, and then find the program that will help put you on track to get to there.

Ask the Art Professor is an advice column for visual artists. Submit your questions to clara(at)claralieu.com
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Guerrilla Warfare: The San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest at the Palace of Fine Arts

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Closing night of the 16th annual San Francisco International Hip Hop Dance Fest opened to the classic groove of The Police in a bleak, reflective mood – “when the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around” – to which the five classy gentlemen of GroovMekanex in denim-blue button downs and white hats responded in crisp and witty style. The other local acts on this program did not fare quite so well, largely eclipsed by the imported talent.

Curated by legend-in-her-own-time Micaya, the festival takes hip-hop out of its customary competitive arena and on to the stage of the Palace of Fine Arts – which might sound like an incongruous setting for a gritty street art form, but the packed house on Sunday night hollered their appreciation as if we were all hanging out together on the corner of Mission and 24th scoping out a sidewalk battle.

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Ensemble performances were punctuated by two brilliant solo turns, both from Los Angeles: the first by the feisty Toogie-saurus (Teresa Toogie Barcelo) who channelled Nina Simone and the searing saxophone of the late great King Curtis in “I Put a Spell on You,” the second by the masterful Boogie Frantick to a hypnotic score by Flume and Chet Faker. Frantick’s silky moves – whether embodying ocean waves in silhouette against a backdrop lit sea-blue, or a graffiti artist using invisible walls and his own body as a canvas – and his brilliant stop-motion achieve a poetry that touches on tragedy as easily as it does the lighter side of romantic infatuation in No Diggity (“baby, you’re a perfect 10”).

Sacramento’s Greathouse of Dance (G.H.D.) boasted some impossibly young talent strutting their stuff like far more seasoned artists, with no narrative or props, and no costumes – apart from some formidable armor sported by the final quintet – just the moves straight out of the studio and off the street. They made it all look easy, didn’t take themselves too seriously, with flashes of brilliance.

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Storytelling by the other ensembles proved a decidedly mixed bag. San Francisco’s Funkanometry tried to convey the angst of life in an asylum (both literal and figurative, according to program notes) but the army of young women in white, with painted faces that looked like the makeup artist from Twilight had a seizure halfway through the job, did not seem to have been given coherent persona to convey, and mostly came across as a bunch of hysterical teenagers emoting.

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The four bewitching goddesses of Zamounda Crew, from Paris, went through a breakneck series of costume changes in their roguish attempt to skewer the French obsession with haute couture, but were ultimately at their most powerful in street clothes.

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Despite the welcome presence of three singers onstage, and the rousing athleticism of five bare-chested dancers, Oakland’s Embodiment Project tribute to African American male victims of hate crimes and racial profiling fell somewhat flat. The names of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant inscribed on the dancers’ jeans and the heartfelt rendition of Gregory Porter’s politically charged “1960 What?” about the 1967 Detroit riots made an obvious point, as did tired tropes like fists in the air, but the choreography meandered aimlessly.

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In sharp contrast was the buildup of tension by the Brazilian Ritmos Family in their taut and mesmerizing “Fusion of Move.” Ritmos’ five male dancers integrate martial arts and contemporary dance moves seamlessly into the hip-hop vernacular to create images of desperation and hope. The result conveys not just attitude, but hints at backstories and a compelling narrative of transformation.

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London’s BirdGang Dance Company told an equally striking tale in “Vice,” an Orwellian nightmare in which an office worker struggles to escape from his desk but finds himself glued to it in bizarre fashion. Once free, he is persecuted by hooded figures to the ominous buzz and throb of a score that melds electronic music with Tom Waits, horror film composer Christopher Young, and Radiohead. A lovely nymph (the luminous Kendra Horsburgh) hovers, in a spotlight, always out of the young man’s reach. Lit cigarettes and cigarette smoke blown with admirable precision by the malignant spirits add further menace to the intense, dramatic choreography. Remarkably, the entire piece echoes one of the three sculpted panels of the Grecian frieze that encircles the rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts, entitled “The Struggle for the Beautiful”: Art, embodied by a beautiful nude woman, stands in the center while idealists struggle against the materialists, conceived as centaurs, who seek to crush Art.

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BirdGang’s triumph did not entirely make up for the misbegotten spectacle of Mind Over Matter’s portrayal of an Amsterdam bordello. Choreographers today are marvelously adept at fusing all manner of dance styles with hip-hop – why not burlesque? But this literal, ham-fisted exhibition of ladies in pleather, garters, sparkly bras and stiletto heels prancing about and servicing two hapless gentlemen under the watchful eye of a platinum blond-plaited, whip-wielding madam was conceived without a trace of irony, subverting the considerable power of hip-hop to convey righteous, youthful anger and rebellion.

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This piece ranks with the insidious MTV evangelism, propagated by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna et al who persuade their fans that images of semi-clad women gyrating and fondling themselves on stage and on camera somehow empowers all women. That many in the audience roared at the overt depictions of ladies of the night performing oral sex on johns while in the splits, and then receiving oral gratification from the men while doing headstands in the splits, merely suggests that they (audience) have not fully explored the array of adult channels offered by their local cable providers. Ballet to the People imagined the graceful statues of Weeping Women – another extraordinary ornament of the Palace of Fine Arts that stand guard at each corner of the Palace’s Corinthian columns – shedding copious tears on Sunday night at the leaden, unfunny female objectification.

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If Mind Over Matter was shooting for satire or parody, towering examples can be found in the dance scenes in 1966’s Sweet Charity, choreographed and directed by Bob Fosse, the 1969 film of which the creators and the otherwise terrific performers of Mind Over Matter might find illuminating.

Inevitable, perhaps, that an ambitious festival that unites troupes with such disparate backgrounds and manifestos will present unevenly. Hip-hop is indisputably the most potent dance form on the planet today, the most likely engine of artistic revolution, and while the battlefronts must be diverse, what Micaya and other guerrillas around the world are doing to infiltrate opera houses and concert halls is essential to winning the war.

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Photos:

1. GroovMekanex (Photo: Ceination)
2. Boogie Frantick (Photo: Melika Dez)
3. Funkanometry (Photo: Elisa Chiu)
4. Zamounda Crew (Photo: Elisa Chiu)
5. Embodiment Project (Photo: James Knox)
6. Embodiment Project (Photo: Elisa Chiu)
7. & 8. Ritmos Family (Photo: Agencia Espetaculum)
9. BirdGang Dance Company (Photo: Elisa Chiu)
10. Bruno Luis Zimm’s repeating stone panels around the entablature of the Rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts, representing “The Struggle for the Beautiful”
11. & 12. Mind Over Matter (Photo: Elisa Chiu)
13. Ulric Ellerhusen’s Weeping Women atop the colonnade of the Palace of Fine Arts
14. Micaya (Photo:Blake Tucker)
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Touring New York Arts and Culture

It would be a mistake to view New York’s arts and culture landscape in isolation, confined to geographic borders. Among the reasons — there are many — is that our artists and institutions tour both domestically and abroad, and in doing so act as ambassadors for our metropolitan area and participate in a critical flow of creativity and ideas. As a proud New Yorker and an internationalist, I advocate the continuous advancement of this flow.

The organization I run, Dance/NYC, publishes research on touring in nonprofit dance. Snapshot analyses, based on a Cultural Data Project sample of 87 local dance companies, show annual performances on tour at 1,380, a significant 45 percent of total performances. They also show the importance of touring as a source of growth capital, increasing as a share of companies’ earned income as annual budget sizes increase, from 12 percent for the smallest companies up to 47 percent for those in $ 1-5 million range. Touring drops to 19 percent of earned income for those with budgets of more than $ 5 million, suggesting a need for developing new approaches focused on this segment.

Trend analyses over a two-year (2009-2011) period are worrying. Performances on tour declined 8 percent, and total income from touring fell 2 percent. These losses were felt unevenly across budget categories, and the smallest companies, with budgets of less than $ 100K, even saw a dramatic 163 percent increase in touring income. Midsize companies, in the $ 500-999K range, experienced the most sizable financial loss, at 32 percent.

As these data demonstrate touring need and opportunity along the continuums of organizational budget sizes and lives in dance, some, such as American Dance Abroad, are already developing solutions for New York. This new entity, cofounded by Carolelinda Dickey and Andrea Snyder three years ago, has launched Beyond Our Borders, a training and networking initiative to better prepare New York area dance companies for international exchange.

The effort complements existing American Dance Abroad projects, including Rapid Response, a quick-turnaround assistance program to support transit costs for dance artists, and American Dance Recon, a symposium for international presenters to reconnect with American dance and/or to use it as reconnaissance. This fall, Dance/NYC will for the third year cosponsor an American Dance Recon town hall, connecting New York artists to presenters participating in a local edition of this symposium.

The work of American Dance Abroad builds on Dance America: An International Strategy for American Dance, a report commissioned and published in 2010 by Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, with support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, a leader in promoting international arts engagement. The report is data driven, responding in part to survey findings from dance companies that prioritize three interconnected areas of needed service to support international exchange: access and opportunities, information and training, and financial support. The report aims to create value by taking a holistic approach, emphasizing tactics that are doable in a changeable political and economic environment, and encouraging partnerships among government agencies, institutions, and within the dance field.

I am using dance as my subject here, but am also sharing lessons that may be useful to New York arts and culture as a whole and the city’s future as a cultural capital. Finally, in advocating touring and exchange, I am adding to my recent writing on cultural planning for the City of New York that any such planning could benefit from the inclusion of domestic and international strategy. Dance/NYC research and the work of American Dance Abroad offer helpful starting points.

Note: I began this blog at the 2014 Internationale Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany, a biennial marketplace and festival platform focused on contemporary dance. I was a part of the American Corner delegation, cosponsored by American Dance Abroad, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and Dance/USA, a welcome example of collaboration and common messaging (Dance/NYC also works in alliance with Dance/USA).
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Learning Language Arts with Computers

Learning Language Arts with Computers


LEARNING LANGUAGE ARTS WITH COMPUTERS extends the original LEARNING WITH COMPUTERS K-5 series with core curriculum topics. This discipline-specific text offers elementary school students multiple opportunities to reinforce and maintain language arts skills with basic word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, graphics, and Internet skills. Students are introduced to new grade-level-appropriate computer skills based on the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). This text is a supplement to basal texts in language arts and emphasizes writing, as compared to other language arts skills such as reading or listening. A helpful grid identifies language skills covered in each project. Language arts topics include sentences, paragraphs, essays, reports, e-mail, and stories of various types that teach language arts using the computer as a tool. At the end of a unit is an Extension Activity for extra practice and critical thinking. This includes topics that reinforce grammar, study skills, speaking, reading, listening, viewing, and vocabulary. In addition, keyboarding practice exercises are provided.The characters from the LEARNING WITH COMPUTERS K-5 series–Bernie, Jess, Jake, and Professor Keys–can also be found in this book. Miranda Macaw is a new character that is introduced. The text is written to support both PC and Macintosh computers. For the PC, Windows XP and Office 2003 are used; the instruction also works with Office versions XP and 2000. For the Macintosh, OS 10 and Office 2002 are used.

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MFAA: The History of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program (Also Known as Monuments Men)

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The Holocaust was the systematic murder of six million European Jews by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party. The horrors of the Holocaust have documented been many times. Even those that were not killed, mutilated, or starved in concentration camps were stripped of their citizenship and their identities. The Nazis did not stop there, though. Hitler, in his quest to build an empire, planned and executed the most extensive theft of art and cultural treasures in history. A group of art historians, museum curators, scholars, and others with an expertise in art accepted the enormous responsibility of traveling to the front lines of World War II in an effort to protect art before it could be stolen or recover the art that fell into the hands of the Nazis. Even more lent their expertise when the fighting ended, remaining in Europe for years after the war was over. They were called “Venus fixers” by the troops but have since come to be known as the Monuments Men. Acting on orders from General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had the backing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, many of the Monuments Men – and women – put their lives on the line for art. By doing so, they preserved not just paintings, sculptures, and tapestries, but a significant portion of the culture that makes life worth living. As Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, said, “Art belongs to humanity. Art is what makes us human.” This book dives into the fascinating history of one of the greatest treasure hunts of all time! HistoryCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides. With each book, a brief period of history is recapped. We publish a wide array of topics (from baseball and music to science and philosophy), so check our growing catalogue regularly to see our newest books.

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Urban Living and the Necessity of the Arts

American cities are thriving in ways unimaginable a generation ago. Once the places people wanted to flee, cities are now where more and more families and individuals want to live, work and play. Interesting architecture, historic brownstones, shorter commutes between work and home, all serve to increase the allure of city living between Live-Work-Play.

Often overlooked though in city development is the need to foster vibrant arts opportunities for our residents. In coping with many of the issues we face, urban mayors spend much time focusing on the live and work part of growing their cities, but the play portion is similarly important, especially when it comes to the arts.

That’s why in Jersey City we are committing public dollars with ample support from area developers to complete renovation of a grand 3000-seat theater and provide residents with a world class arts venue. Built as one of five Loew’s Wonder Theatres in the 1920s, this venue has regional potential beyond the city. By bringing in two companies – one, a leading design firm to rebuild the theater to its former grandeur and the second, one of the world’s largest concert promoters to book popular entertainers, we are helping complete the live, work, play equation in Jersey City. We have also emphasized the need for local arts programming for the young and older alike and a local university will be managing this end of the theater. Once re-opened, the Loew’s will serve its neighborhood, the city at large, and the region as well.

New York City’s great mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, believed that art was a concern of government and should provide as many opportunities as possible for all city residents, especially those less well-off, to experience the joy of taking in concerts, shows and exhibits. Of course, he was right, though in tough budgetary times this emphasis has too often been lost.

Not only will the newly renovated Loew’s spur further development in the neighborhood, but just as important, it also will serve as an arts hub focused on broad community programming for the entire city, one of the most diverse in the nation.

As American cities enjoy a renaissance, spending on arts must not be overlooked. No doubt, it can be hard to justify when public safety and education demand increasing public investment. But without attention being paid to the arts, cities will suffer in the long run.

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Steven Fulop is Mayor of Jersey City, NJ.
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A Guide to Irish Culture: History, Rural Traditions, Arts, Events, Famous Architectural Sites, Cuisines, and More

A Guide to Irish Culture: History, Rural Traditions, Arts, Events, Famous Architectural Sites, Cuisines, and More


New – Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Irish culture has taken thousands of years to develop. The Irish love traditions which is why the country is full of them. Two of the most enduring and internationally famed traditions are Irish music and dance. Traditional music can be heard all over the country from city centre pubs to rural festivals. With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing lands

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The Top 10 Arts Stories Of 2013

As we near the end of 2013, us nostalgia-happy folks here at HuffPost Arts & Culture are looking back at the art-centric events that made this year what it was. From blockbuster exhibitions to yonic architecture, art-savvy rappers to unsavory acid attacks, exorbitant auctions to street art atrocities, these were the top arts stories of 2013. Let us know your most memorable arts moments of the year in the comments.

1. Francis Bacon Sets Auction World Record

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In early November a 1969 painting by Francis Bacon set a world record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was sold for $ 142,405,000 at Christie’s postwar and contemporary art sale. The triptych depicts Bacon’s friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud. The buyer of the work remains unknown. Jerry Saltz memorably called the piece “A middle-brow painting by a middle-brow painter painting another middle-brow painter.

2. The Rain Room Makes Money, Breaks Hearts

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rAndom International’s Rain Room conquered the art world this summer, luring the masses to MoMA to experience the aesthetics of rain without getting wet. The magic is done through a series of body-mapping cameras, nine controllable spouts, and 2500 litres of water falling at 1000 litres per minute, filtered and cycled back to the spouts from whence the water came. The result is as unnatural a version of a natural phenomenon as one can imagine. You’ll feel like Moses parting the Red Sea, explained the Guardian. Lines formed around the block, children cried and eventually the exhibition closed.

3. The Tragic Bolshoi Ballet Acid Attack

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The drama and suspense of “Black Swan” paled in comparison to the drama that clouded the Bolshoi Ballet this year. Artistic director Sergei Filin fell victim to an acid attack, a plot which was instigated, it was later revealed, by Pavel Dmitrichenko, primo ballerino and the face of the company’s on-stage bad guy, Ivan the Terrible. From there things only got more twisted. Read a play-by-play of the characters involved here.

4. James Turrell Lights Up

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Light artist and cosmic Santa Claus James Turrell cast a glowing light over the art world this year with major exhibitions in both the Guggenheim in New York and LACMA in LA. Turrell transformed the entire Guggenheim rotunda into one of his signature Skyspace, alluring New Yorkers to lie down in the middle of the iconic museum and gaze upwards. In Los Angeles viewers got the change to experience perception in a closed cell, where pure light invaded the space and the senses for an entire 12 minutes. At the end of this summer, many finally realized Turrell’s message when he famously said light “is not the bearer of revelation — it is the revelation.

5. Nazi Looted Art Trove Uncovered

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A massive hoard of more than 1,400 artworks found by tax investigators in a Munich apartment this November. The uncovered paintings included works by Pablo Picasso, Max Liebermann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustave Courbet, Auguste Renoir and Canaletto. Meike Hoffmann, an expert on “degenerate art,” commented on the find: “When you stand in front of the works, see the ones that were long thought to have been lost or destroyed and in a relatively good state — some of them dirty but not damaged — you have an incredible feeling of happiness.”

6. Banksy’s New York Takeover

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The world’s most mysterious and omnipresent street artist, Banksy, spent the entire month of October surprising New Yorkers and Instagram followers with an open-air exhibition titled “Better Out Than In.” Throughout the month Banksy delivered his signature stencils and familiar brand of art-inspired pranks, including selling his original pieces for $ 60 a pop in Central Park. For his final act, Banksy altered a second-hand painting from thrift store Housing Works, selling it back for a whopping $ 615,000Until the buyer backed out.

7. Zaha Hadid’s Vagina Stadium

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Last month starchitect Zaha Hadid designed a football stadium in Qatar that seats 45,000 spectators, costs around $ 140 billion and looks a lot like a giant vagina. Although Hadid called the allegations “ridiculous,” the internet was on a roll and would stop making vagina-like GIFs for nobody. We think the Guardian summed the affair up best: “In a world where sport and vaginas very rarely come together with such prominence (see every UK female footballer’s salary versus every UK male footballer’s salary), [the stadium design] can only be a good thing. And after all, why not have 45,000 people crammed inside a woman’s reproductive system? It’s not like they haven’t been there before.”

8. Jay Z Makes A Music Video With Lots Of Artists In It

In what was perhaps the end of performance art, rapper and mogul Jay Z created a performance-art project really long music video featuring anyone and everyone related to the art world in the New York City Area. One fateful day Marina Abramovic, Mickalene Thomas, Jerry Saltz and some of the cast of “Girls” danced with Jay as we waxed poetic about all the art he owns.

9. Mike Kelley’s Retrospective Wows Everyone

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The art world was devastated when multimedia artist Mike Kelley ended his own life last year. This fall a 40,000 square foot retrospective at MoMA PS1 immortalized the experimental and influential artist, turning his dirty jokes and low culture explorations into one massive conceptual exploration. Kelley’s ability to combine sugary sweetness with the dark and sticky stuff below the surface is unparalleled, and his vision has shaped the formation of contemporary art. “My entrance into the art world was through the counter-culture,” Kelley said of his work, “where it was common practice to lift material from mass culture and ‘pervert’ it to reverse or alter its meaning… Mass culture is scrutinized to discover what is hidden, repressed, within it.”

10. 5 Pointz Removed Overnight

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Despite the efforts of many to save Long Island City’s 5 Pointz from demolition, the renowned graffiti haven disappeared one night without warning. The massive warehouse that served as Queen’s biggest street art canvas was whitewashed, erasing nearly 30 years of New York art history. The iconic building and art landmark will be transformed into high-end condos, and the building was whitewashed before its demolition to prevent a last-minute landmarking initiative. Street artist Meres One dubbed the tragic occurrence “the greatest art murder in history.”

Runners Up: Tilda Swinton’s “The Maybe,” Nick Cave’s “Herd NYC,” Paul McCarthy’s “Snow White,” Lady Gaga’s Art Rave, the strange case of “Renoir Girl.”

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