Some of it is the particular way Italian law looks at culture and heritage – and some of it, of course, is about cash.
“Permitting photography led to constant tension between those who wanted a clear view for their camera and those who wished to look at the paintings. Many also insisted on photographing their companion or themselves in front of a picture. This led to numerous complaints from other visitors.”
“So now that we know that it’s possible to deliver books like magazines, to sell them like magazines, and to target them at clusters of readers like magazines, the big question looms: Do book enthusiasts actually want to engage with literature the way they engage with magazines? And can they afford to?”
“This talented orchestra and Vänskä, who resigned as a show of support for his players, have almost come to represent a blue-collar crew who took on the elite in the city. But now with deadlines looming and the newfound attention the orchestra is receiving, there’s also a new pressure on the board to act.”
With the London-based company about to begin a two-year global tour of Hamlet that they hope will include every nation on Earth, Amnesty International has given them a scolding for including Kim Jong Un’s domain on the itinerary. Mark Lawson considers the precedent – the long boycott of apartheid-era South Africa – and whether the situations are comparable.
Gerard Mortier’s Last Day in Salzburg (when Viennese Opera found its place on the lunatic fringe)
AJBlog: Condemned to Music | Published 2014-03-12
The Enigma of Acting, and Longing for Adelaide
AJBlog: CultureCrash | Published 2014-03-11
The Met Aces A New Online Feature
AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-03-11
Bruening: Part of the “New Joy” movement in Public Art
AJBlog: Aesthetic Grounds | Published 2014-03-11
“The basic idea is that every word you say represents a choice. So when you speak, you’re making a million choices that you’re not aware of. The differences aren’t meaningful to the speaker.” But they are meaningful to a program that can catalogue and index all the possible options.