Sunday, September 19, 2021

ArtsJournal: Arts, Culture, Ideas

Tag: 06.03.21

Does Los Angeles Need A New Arts Mega-Donor To Replace Eli Broad? Naaah

Carolina A. Miranda: "Let's retire the outmoded idea that the most important factor in a city's cultural landscape is the presence of some white...

A Choreographer Learns To Rest, To Improvise, And To Feel Joy

During what we might call "the long 2020," choreographer Kyle Marshall experienced quite a bit of change. "In this next step of his career,...

Why ‘In The Heights’ Took So Long To Become A Movie

The movie has been in development since 2008. "The project stalled for many years between different directors and studios, because executives wanted more well-known...

Can We Ever Trust A Recorded Image Again?

A new documentary "focuses on surveillance and the cop-worn body-cam in specific as key topics, exploring the headquarters of the Taser, drone and camera...

Art Basel Will Take Place In September

A successful Hong Kong venture means Switzerland gets its fair (with new safety protocols, no surprise). - Artnet

John Boyega Exits Netflix Production Mid-Filming

Production is paused for the role in Rebel Ridge to be recast and reshot. The Small Axe star left for family reasons, he said...

Kim’s Convenience Actor Calls Out Producers, Pay Issues

Actor Simu Liu plays Jung Kim in the show, whose fifth and final season is dropping on Netflix Canada. It's a critically lauded show...

The Challenges Ahead For Media’s Newest Giant Company

The government review of the planned Discovery-Warner Bros merger could take more than a year, and subscribers are abandoning Discovery's cable channels (and cable...

Artist Auctions Off Invisible Sculpture

That's right, there's nothing there. And it sold for more than $18,000. - Artnet

What Are Companies Planning To Do With All Those Music Catalogs?

Universal, Hipgnosis, Primary Wave, and others have paid multiple hundreds of millions for music catalogs ranging from Bob Dylan's to that of Stevie Nicks....

Puppies Are Now Born Ready To Communicate With Humans

Humans have probably changed dog genes in this arena. A new study shows that "even 8-week-old puppies with little exposure to humans can understand...

Scholars In Belgium Are Ready For Restitution Guidelines

The Belgian government has dragged its feet - so "a group of Belgian experts have drafted a set of restitution guidelines for dealing with...

The Nexus Of Dance And Drag Is Growing

And it's not — not just — the Trocks and RuPaul's Drag Race. The latter, however, by its popularity and creativity, does seem to...

How Alamo Drafthouse Pulled Itself Out Of Chapter 11 In 12 Weeks

"After furloughing around 80 percent of the chain's workers at once, and having survived the financial crucible of bankruptcy by selling itself to deep-pocketed...

So Many Acting Students, So Few Living Wage Jobs

Is the theatre industry training too many students? The pandemic sure made it seem so. "There is a vital need for creative practice and...

Kneehigh, Acclaimed Theatre Company, Abruptly Shuts Down

The Cornwall-based company, a frequent visitor to the US whose production of Brief Encounter was nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards, said in a...

Hobby Lobby Sues Professor Who Allegedly Sold Them Papyri Stolen From Oxford

"The $7 million lawsuit … alleges that Dirk Obbink stole 32 items from the Egyptian Exploration Society at the University of Oxford's Sackler Library...

Mellon Foundation Is Giving $125 Million In Recovery Funding To Artists And Small Orgs...

" which has also received contributions from the Ford Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, will provide up to 2,400 artists with a no-strings-attached...

Artful Manager: The Book

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of The Artful Manager: Field Notes on the Business of Arts and Culture in paperback and eBook formats....