|Artist in profile: Girlpool|
Introspective punk duo Girlpool has attracted a following of critics and fans who are drawn to their candid, heartfelt lyrics and stripped-down sound. Girlpool is Philadelphia-based Cleo Tucker (guitar) and Harmony Tividad (bass), who were born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to Philly in 2014 after releasing their self-titled EP. Girlpool has won over critics with powerful and often vulnerable lyrics delivered in a punk-inspired style with minimal accompaniment.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:38:33 -0400
A masterful new biography of artist Isamu Noguchi
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:07:59 -0400
Tracey Emin curates Egon Schiele in Vienna exhibition
British artist and "enfant terrible" Tracey Emin is the subject of a large-scale exhibition opening at Vienna's Leopold Museum this month where, in addition to presenting her own works, she'll share a selection of drawings by one of her key inspirations, Egon Schiele. "Where I Want to Go" at the Leopold Museum will feature more than 80 works by Emin, including acrylic paintings, gouaches, videos, installations, photographs and bronze sculptures. Recent and new works and installations will be juxtaposed with drawings and written documents by Egon Schiele that have been personally selected by Emin. Belonging to the "Young British Artists" generation that also includes Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, Emin, a leading figure in contemporary art, is known for controversial works such as the Turner-shortlisted "My Bed." Feminism runs through many of Emin's works, which often draw on her own biography and cover themes of provocation and sexuality.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:27:08 -0400
The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, wins Pulitzer Prize for public service
NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, wins Pulitzer Prize for public service.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:05:26 -0400
A colorful account of the birth of modern art in Paris
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:44:47 -0400
Toronto museum show on 'Curious History of Men in Heels'
TORONTO (AP) — The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called "Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels."
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:52:08 -0400
Basses discuss being black opera singers
When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of it, too. In what's believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast two African-Americans in the roles.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:16:03 -0400
The 2015 Pulitzers, finalists in journalism and the arts
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:35:09 -0400
ACMs Official Makeup Artist Gets Ready For Her Close-Up
Based in Las Vegas, Barbra “BJ” Batterman has been doing makeup for 40 years and knows every beauty trend imaginable. BJ: I live in Las Vegas, originally from Philadelphia. My mother was a makeup artist, so I grew up with it. Because there are so many special events that come through there, every day is a different story.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:25:00 -0400
England's ENO hopes opera favorites will revive its fortunes
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - London's troubled English National Opera (ENO) is turning to some old favorites and past successes for its new season in an effort to fill its huge, central London theater and ease its financial problems. A new production of Shostakovich's ribald "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" will open the 2015-2016 program, which was unveiled on Wednesday, with surefire crowd pleasers such as Puccini's "La Boheme" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute" also in the line-up. Instead, the Arts Council England offered it "special funding arrangements" until it gets its finances in order. To help fill its cavernous Coliseum theater, the ENO said would make more than 60,000 seats available for 20 pounds ($30) or under in the forthcoming season, which will feature six new stagings and five revivals.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:18:53 -0400
New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:16:44 -0400
Elizabeth A. Fenn wins Pulitzer Prize for history
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth A. Fenn's "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People" has won the Pulitzer Prize for history.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:17:21 -0400
Gregory Pardlo's 'Digest' wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry
NEW YORK (AP) — "Digest" by Gregory Pardlo has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:18:13 -0400
First Indian artist at Coachella marks electronica rise
Once an afterthought for many international artists, India has quickly emerged as a hotbed for electronic dance music -- and, in a sign of its growth, the first Indian act has played the influential Coachella festival. If not for DJ Ritesh D'Souza's shout-out to an Indian friend, it is unlikely that most at the show recognized the duo's origin. Bandmate Tara Mae, a classically trained US pianist who met D'Souza while living in Mumbai, said the sound "has futuristic elements. "We became big fish in a small pond, kind of, doing the same clubs with the same people," D'Souza told AFP.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:13:23 -0400
Anthony Doerr wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See" has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:09:35 -0400
Former North Korea Propaganda Artist Denigrates Regime With Paintings, Including Marilyn Monroe Parody
Song Byeok — who suffered beatings and an amputation before defecting to South Korea — is making a name for himself for his dissident art.
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:09:14 -0400
'Arrow': Marc Guggenheim On Why They Kept Roy Harper Alive
There's no shortage of television shows killing off major characters, but on "Arrow" last week, there was a twist – the show opted to keep Colton Haynes' Roy Harper alive. "There's a reason why we didn't kill off Roy," Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim told reporters at a recent screening of "The Fallen" episode, when Access Hollywood asked about Colton's exit. "We want Roy Harper and Arsenal to remain in this little universe that we're creating and Colton was like completely game for that.
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:00:25 -0400
The Met Gala Is Getting the Documentary Treatment
Looks like we'll be seeing Anna Wintour on the big screen soon.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:16:16 -0400
Nightclub lets San Francisco symphony tune in to young fans
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:17:59 -0400
Picasso stage curtain going on long-term view at NYC museum
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:07:11 -0400
Elton John's heart-shaped glasses stolen from Memphis museum
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:59:31 -0400
Moscow's Garage Museum moving to Rem Koolhaas-designed home
Moscow's Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is headed to a new, permanent home -- a Rem Koolhaas-designed building in Gorky Park that updates a Soviet Modernist landmark. Garage was founded in 2008 and initially housed in the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, designed by the Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov. Rem Koolhaas and his OMA studio are behind the new museum building -- in fact a preservation project that has transformed Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year), a Soviet Modernist restaurant built in 1968 and housed in a prefabricated concrete pavilion, into a contemporary museum.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:31:28 -0400
Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:05:47 -0400
US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, creator of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia's ethnic divide to work on a peace-promoting project.
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:25:12 -0400
Rent spike forces cartoon museum from San Francisco space
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:09:13 -0400
Venice's Guggenheim to unveil second restored Pollock painting
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is hosting three major exhibitions spotlighting Jackson and Charles Pollock this year, with the second and third both opening on April 23. The Venice museum's "Pollock 365 Days" program got its start with "Alchemy," which ran from mid-February through early April and welcomed back Jackson Pollock's first so-called drip painting -- one of the museum's most prized works -- after a year of restoration. On display alongside the artist's largest painting will be the newly restored "Alchemy" and works by the artist's wife Lee Krasner as well as David Smith and Robert Motherwell. Pollock's relationship to photographers of action and energy such as Herbert Matter, Barbara Morgan, Aaron Siskind and Gjon Mili will also be examined.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:07:33 -0400
Former United Artist Exec Sandy Whitelaw Dies at 84
The London native, also an actor and director, has worked with such luminaries as Fellini, Bertolucci and Pollack.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:52:28 -0400
American art gets new home with opening of Whitney Museum in N.Y.
By Alicia Powell NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Whitney Museum of American Art will open up its new home in downtown New York City on May 1 with an exhibition that details the history of art in the United States from 1900 to the present day. The show, "America is Hard to See," will be the first in the museum's new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district on the lower Westside in the nine-story building designed by architect Renzo Piano. "It's quite an amazing experience," said Adam Weinberg, the director of the museum. When it opens next Friday the space will feature the largest column-free museum exhibition space in New York which is designed to give artists and curators extraordinary freedom, according to the museum.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:32:26 -0400
'Between Riverside and Crazy' Wins Pulitzer Prize
Stephen Adly Guirgis' play took the 2015 honor from a shortlist that included Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' and Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).'
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:54 -0400
Cleveland Play House wins Regional Theater Tony Award
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:47:33 -0400