This Week In Understanding Audience: What Does The Audience “Own”? and Do We Tell Audiences Too Much?
This Week: Do you own the culture you just bought?… How did TV become the medium for complexity?… Should we keep audiences in the dark about what they’ll see?… Measuring the effectiveness of arts policy … read more
AJBlog: AJ Arts AudiencePublished 2016-10-09
On diversifying audiences
This week The New Yorker had some shocking news: Andy Borowitz is only their second least funny humorist. In his “Shouts and Murmurs” piece “The Pences Visit Manhattan“, Douglas McGrath takes the blue ribbon. He …read more
AJBlog: For What it’s WorthPublished 2016-10-09
Recent Listening: Izabella Effenberg
Izabella Effenberg, Cuèntame (Unit Records) This is the debut album of the Polish vibraphonist and composer Izabella Effenberg, who lives in Germany. The CD brings together an imposing septet of European musicians in a chamber … read more
AJBlog: RiffTidesPublished 2016-10-08
Too late, too late!
“The gentlemanliness of our statesmen is no secondary excellence. It was said by Burke of a great nobleman of the last century that ‘His virtues were his means’; that he accomplished by a gentle and …read more
AJBlog: About Last NightPublished 2016-10-07
Ethereal & Other-Worldly: Transported by Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim
The mesmerizing Agnes Martin survey, organized by the Tate Modern and now gracing the Guggenheim Museum’s rotunda (to Jan. 11), enraptured me from the start: In the pocket gallery just off the first ramp is … read more
AJBlog: CultureGrrlPublished 2016-10-07