“As damaging as office bullies’ unwanted attention appears to be, however, a group of researchers believes they’ve found something even more harmful to workers: no attention at all.”
Archives for May 2014
Discordant sounds are just one element of dissonance. One reason the term is elusive is that the concept is both subjective (“What is harmony to one ear, may be dissonance to another,” as the writer Joseph Addison put it in 1711) and contextual.
Take, for example, the $169,000 poppy field used in this season’s $4.3 million production of “Prince Igor.” How does a flower patch cost $169,000? To explain, the Met pulled back the curtain on the five-year process of developing and budgeting “Prince Igor.”
“Vancouver has developed into a world-class centre for visual effects and animation production,” said Randy Lake, executive vice president and general manager at Sony Pictures Digital Productions, in a statement issued on Friday morning. “It offers an attractive lifestyle for artists in a robust business climate.”
A priest, who snapped up an original Van Dyck portrait for £400 in an antiques shop, says he bought the painting “for the frame.”
“Longtime American favorites including John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” and Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” are off the syllabus for a major high school English qualification under new guidelines that focus almost exclusively on writers from Britain and Ireland.”
“Why would Cineplex want to draw any kind of comparison with airlines, where seats are always either too jammed or too expensive? And will moviegoers happily accept a two-class system for what has long been egalitarian first-come, first-served cinema seating?”
Sisi’s clampdown has now widened to include artists, satirists, film-makers and journalists. A tough new law banning “abusive” graffiti, which was drafted by Sisi in December, means street art is also at greater risk of censorship. Artists could face up to four years in jail if found guilty of creating anti-military murals.
“Design on its own will not save the bookshop. If you leave the model as it is and redecorate, nothing’s going to change. The solution needs to be much more fundamental: informed, strategic and daring.”
“On and off for nearly 20 years, Bruce Wood was our most important figure in contemporary dance. He brought cutting-edge clarity, style and humor to North Texas dance. He choreographed ambitious works to Maurice Ravel and Philip Glass but also tongue-in-cheek dances to Lyle Lovett songs. Wood toured his Texas dancers to acclaim in LA and New York.”
A new biography: “He might have been one of the greatest artists who ever lived, but he was still a man who had to live among fellow mortals, eat and drink, buy clothes, pay his rent.”
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“A prestigious group of curators and art historians have written to the gallery questioning why Abramović’s latest performance piece – about which she has repeatedly emphasised the importance of “nothing” – fails to acknowledge the influence of another contemporary artist who has also made ‘nothing’ central to her work.”
Chicago Public Media (a/k/a WBEZ), which produces the radio hit, will distribute the program itself via the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), followingr Public Radio International’s decision earlier this year to drop the show.
“Singer Ali Eskandarian was gunned down in New York last year with members of punk band the Yellow Dogs. He had just written Golden Years, an On-the-Road style novel that’s now being hailed as a cult classic.”
“Most aspiring dancers and choreographers spend their teens perfecting their arabesques in ballet class or their spins in hip-hop. But when … Rosie Herrera was 16, she was learning a very different side of dance – as a showgirl strutting the stage of the Little Havana theatrical cabaret Teatro de Bellas Artes in fishnet stockings, high heels, feathered headdress and not much else.”
“Officials handling Detroit’s federal bankruptcy proceedings, who have been accused by creditors in recent months of underestimating the value of works held by the city-owned Detroit Institute of Arts, told a judge on Wednesday that a comprehensive appraisal of the value of the collection is now underway.”
“‘I am watching history being made!’ exclaimed a gray-haired woman … as she sat on the patio packing an ample amount of ‘Flo’ into her glass pipe. … In a corner near the front entrance, the dispensaries that, along with a soil company and Leafly, a Yelp-like site for marijuana strains, together shelled out $30,000 in event sponsorships manned schwag tables offering up promotional rolling papers, lighters, and glass storage jars.”
The Irish maestro, just turned 30, recently left his position as associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and is about to begin two years as assistant conductor at the New York Philharmonic. He takes the reins in Jacksonville at the start of the 2015-16 season.
“We can’t study how they got creative,” says cognitive neuroscientist Mark Beeman. “But we can see how their brains work.”
Marcelo Gleiser: “We perceive nothing in the actual present. What we call ‘the present’ is built out of the integration of many past histories. The flow of time is the succession of these integrations, disjointed but appearing to be continuous, as if life were a grand movie.”
“The Museum of Contemporary Art took the next step in rebuilding its staff and programming, appointing Helen Molesworth of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston as its new chief curator.”
“The 74-year-old, who has leukaemia and emphysema, has written of having ‘lungs of dust’ in his most recent work, Sentenced To Life.” He told BBC Radio 4, “But the trick is not to overdo it. As my friend PJ O’Rourke told me, ‘you’re going to have to soft pedal this death door stuff, Clive, because people are going to get impatient.'”
Director/producer James Cameron is working with Cirque to developing the arena show, which is scheduled to open late next year, before the first of the three planned Avatar sequels hits screens.
September 18, 1970. The guests were John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, and Ben Gazzara. “They were on hand to promote their new movie, but for thirty-five minutes they smoked, flopped around on the floor, and generally tormented Cavett, whose questions they’d planned to ignore.” (They were long since drunk, of course.) (includes full video and new comments by Cavett)
North Miami MoCA: Where Are The Grown-Ups?
AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-05-30
Street Artists and Airplanes
AJBlog: Aesthetic Grounds | Published 2014-05-29
Yale Center Scores With “Of Green Leaf…”
AJBlog: Real Clear Arts | Published 2014-05-29
Exploring Arts Entrepreneurship
AJBlog: The Artful Manager | Published 2014-05-29
“Notwithstanding that admittedly feeble attempt at humor, the belief in a jazz police has become very toxic these days… I want to add some harmony to the discord that exists between musicians and writers. I strongly feel that we need to deal with this myth of the jazz police; otherwise the future of our music will continue to dwindle in the coming years.”
The Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Nashville this June 13-15 is your opportunity to learn from and network with more than 1,000 arts professionals from across the country.
“Despite multiple notifications, Mr. M’Bow did not comply with the background check and is therefore no longer under consideration for the position. The board is disappointed that Mr. M’Bow chose not to take part in the evaluation process.”
“A first-of-its kind study reports seniors expressing high levels of cynical distrust are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This finding, discovered in a population of elderly Finns, was not entirely explained by depressive symptoms, and remained robust after various risk factors were taken into account.”