Gary Steuer has written a thoughtful and provocative blog post on the impact of being an art worker on actually appreciating the arts.
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You may have noticed that several of the past few posts referenced recent articles about the impact of the information age on cognition. Basically, they argue that we are thinking in a more scattered way, a shallower way, one that is characterized by distractibility. Those of you who follow this blog know this is something … Read more
Alastair Macaulay gives Unrelated Solos a mostly good review. However, he misattributes text by Will Eno to Brian Eno. Someone should drop him a line and let him know.
Just got back from the Intersections with Art and Performance panel discussion at MESTC. It was a really fascinating panel and discussion but we didn’t get to the one thing that always gets my goat, which is the disparity in valuation of live art performance and theater-as-performance. There is a huge infrastructure around museum culture … Read more
In this article in the NY TIMES, Charles Isherwood suggests that the Park Avenue Armory be turned into a grand scale permanent home for classical theater. This is just plain wrong on so many levels I hardly know where to begin. Just because the Royal Shakespeare Company will install a classical theater inside the Park Avenue Armory … Read more
Sorry for the paucity of posts. Have been in L.A. for work. Just a few quick notes – saw the incredible Nick Cave (not the rock musician but the visual artist) exhibit at The Fowler, which is really something to behold. Here’s a video about his work: Then we went to the Frederick R. Weisman … Read more
Just a random observation that the phrase I seem to have heard the most in 2009, and don’t recall hearing too often before, is ”The perfect is the enemy of the good.” It seems like I’ve been hearing it about health reform recently, but I’ve also heard it in software development workshops, in artistic enterprises and … Read more
In the NY TIMES week ahead section they highlighted the upcoming showing of REPO MAN at Lincoln Center saying, REPO MAN “could serve as a manifesto for much of American independent film over the succeeding 25 years.” I made a similar argument in an article on Nerve.com called PUNK PLANET. Read it. Some of my … Read more