“Audiences step into the room with copious amounts of information and rich life experiences. The theater space presents a ripe opportunity for collective visioning.”
An attorney for Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive Munich collector whose trove of art, roughly valued at $1.3 billion, may be works looted by Nazi forces and sold through Gurlitt’s art dealer father, says that he will consider
“In a way, there’s no such thing. It may take three words, or an entire sentence, or even an interpolated paragraph, but any word can be translated. Short of swelling a book into an encyclopedia, however, there is no way of dealing with the larger problem: untranslatable worlds.”
“The draft does not make any major new promises from Scotland’s non-departmental public body for the arts, but seeks to set out its core priorities in a more accessible language than previously.”
Vadim Muntagirov is the ENB’s lead principal, a 23-year-old Russian whose talents have earned him comparisons with a young Nureyev. The defection is a huge coup for the Royal Ballet, still smarting from the loss of its leading female principals Tamara Rojo and Alina Cojocaru to the ENB.
“More than 200 nominations of companies, choreographers and performers were received from the dance critics and the 40 short-listed for the awards came from a wide spectrum, both geographically and by genre, including the breakthrough of three nominees from flamenco.”
“Actors shared personal stories about life on tour and financial challenges, but there were no formal proposals or negotiating strategies offered that might lead to higher salaries, according to the three members at the meeting.”
“Basically, the idea is to mimic the biological structure of the human brain with software so that it can build machines that learn “organically” — that is, without human involvement.”
“That would be a slight increase over last year’s 28.4 million viewers and the second-biggest Grammy audience since 1993.”
It’s called Flesh and Bone, it will center on an ambitious and disturbed young ballerina (wonder where they got that idea), and it features some serious ballet talent in front of and behind the camera. Leading the project is a longtime producer for Quentin Tarantino. (Make of that what you will.)
Last week Tarantino called off his project The Hateful Eight after copies of the screenplay were leaked an began circulating around Hollywood. Within two days, Gawker Media’s site Defamer revealed plot points and posted links to the complete script. So the furious director is taking Gawker to court.
John Cook lays out a five-point response to Quentin Tarantino’s lawsuit over the public leak of his screenplay to The Hateful Eight, arguing that the filmmaker made the affair into a news story himself.
Rear Window, The Graduate, Pulp Fiction – they may hold up through the years, but their trailers most definitely do not. Could this be why there’s now a fad to remix them, like The Sound of Music as a horror flick and The Shining as a rom-com? Adrienne LaFrance explains.
Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2014-01-27
Welcoming A New AJ Blogger Whose Art Is The Audience
Source: diacritical | Published on 2014-01-27
“This year marked the sixth consecutive year that independent labels and artists led the industry with 50% of all nominations, earning 199 of 398 non-producer nominations.”
“Nobody’s buying recorded music anymore, and musicians still need to eat. So why get ruffled when a favorite rapper or beloved rock band resorts to licensing their songs to the corporations holding the cash? We don’t sweat it anymore. We don’t even blink.”
“The real takeaway message about the classical Grammys, in a trend that’s been continuing for some time, is that major labels are as irrelevant as the awards themselves.”
“The role of libraries is essential here, as secure repositories for the written word. And here I must admit a fear. In their rush to digitisation – an enthusiasm I find in most librarians I meet – there is the danger that libraries may too quickly abandon their crucial historical role.”
“Even the largest arts organisations cannot hope to achieve this exposure on their own. The potential to link up individual artists and arts organisations with the BBC’s multiple platforms is huge, driving place-based and digital engagement, and thought should be given as to how this can be better enabled.”
At least to an extent, judgments about art “depend on the displayed eccentricity of the artist,” the researchers write, “so long as the art is unconventional, and the displayed eccentricity seems authentic.”
“Almost singlehanded, he rescued the craft of editorial cartooning from a fen of mediocrity, then turned his sharp pen on the most important issues of his long lifetime, from tyranny to human rights.”
“Though we don’t yet completely understand nutrition, most people now have some idea what a healthy diet is. Even the quality of writing about food has improved, and the history of food is on the verge of becoming a subject of academic study.”
“It’s become a new visual genre—a type of self-portraiture formally distinct from all others in history. Selfies have their own structural autonomy. This is a very big deal for art.”
Is it an illness? (Sometimes.) A bad habit? A natural response to unnatural conditions? ‘The price tag on human freedom”? Louis Menand explores the subject – which is, he says, “a mess.”