Art

At Putin’s Request, Russia’s Major Museums Are Opening Regional Satellites

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg has just opened a branch in Omsk, the Pushkin in Moscow is setting up in Samara and Nizhny Novgorod, and both museums are making plans to open outposts in Yekaterinburg. Similar plans are in the works from Kaliningrad (wedged between Poland and Lithuania) to Tomsk i ...

A Full-Time Classical Singing Career, Over 16 Years, Will Cost You A Million Dollars

Tenor Zach Finkelstein: “Below I’ll show you four case studies demonstrating that the inability to continue in a performing career and support yourself financially has very little to do with the expenses of running an opera business, although they are onerous. Or your abilities as a performer, ...

Berlin’s Biggest Art Fair Is Canceled

Berlin’s most prominent art fair evolved out of its previous iteration, Art Berlin Contemporary, and was held for the past three years in the historic Tempelhof airport each September, showing mostly contemporary art. But the fair’s owner which also runs Art Cologne, has decided after months ...

Is A Banana And Duct Tape Art? Maybe That’s The Wrong Question

If you don’t like something that’s presented as art, if you think it’s offensive or stupid, go ahead and say it’s offensive and stupid. I’m an art critic, I will be right there with you. But to say simply that it’s not art is, for me, a cop-out. – Washington Post ...

Should Arts Organizations Program For The Election?

Many think there’s a separation of politics and art. But simply ignoring elections seems an abdication of responsibility. There are ways to think about how to address elections if you’re an artist. – Clyde Fitch Report ...

Director of Classical and New Music Programs

The Director of Classical and New Music Programs oversees Kennedy Center Classical and New Music Programs, including DIRECT CURRENT contemporary culture immersion; the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts, the Composer-In-Residence residency, new music concerts and contributes to programming for Renée F ...

Canadian Literary Juries Struggle With Balance Between Politics And Art

“(Literature) should not be reduced to politics, obviously, because human experience is more than politics. But also, human experience is never without politics.” – Toronto Star ...

Klimt Painting Stolen 23 Years Ago Found Hidden In Gallery Wall

“The location of Portrait of a Lady, one of the world’s most sought-after missing artworks, has been a mystery since it was stolen in 1997. On Tuesday, a gardener clearing up ivy on an exterior wall of the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery, in the northern city of Piacenza, discovered a metal pane ...

Staged Trial Of Asylum Seeker Shines Light On EU’s Growing Refugee Problem

“Dutch asylum court is not exactly a well-trodden topic within performance art, but last week in Amsterdam, a one-off staging of a refugee trial asked the public to determine the fate of an actual case. The piece” — Ehsan Fardjadniya’s Refugee on Trial: Afghan Journalist Ali J vs. Netherla ...

A Protest Song-And-Dance About Violence Against Women, Launched In Chile, Is Spreading All Over The World

“This stirring performance, titled ‘Un violador en tu camino‘ (“A Rapist in Your Path), was first brought to life by the feminist art collective called Lastesis at a protest in the port city of Valparaíso, Chile, late last month, as a way of drawing attention to violence against women. Si ...