Comme chaque année, la rentrée littéraire de septembre va donner à lire des centaines d’oeuvres impossibles à découvrir toutes. Afin de partager le plaisir, la librairie Points communs de Villejuif organise pour sa quatrième édition l’opération « devenez critique littéraire »
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Over the following weeks I heard the accusation again. And again. The origin, I learned, was the Radiant Child, a documentary directed by Basquiat’s former girlfriend, Tamra Davis. During the course of this scene, the writer Glenn O’Brien discusses the artist’s drug overdose and observes that he had been really worried “about an article that Anthony Haden-Guest was writing for New York magazine.”
Thanks for the mention, Glenn. But that wasn’t quite the way it was.
Yes, I had been commissioned to write a profile of Basquiat, though byVanity Fair, not by New York. It was to be about his remarkable career, with the timely touch that he was kicking heroin. So I had a first interview with him in…
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MoMA PS1 revisits the seminal performance work of Puerto Rican artist Papo Colo, a pioneering figure in New York’s art scene since the 1970s. From May 22 through August 29, 2016, documentation from Colo’s early works will be on view in the museum’s lobby. The MoMA PS1 site underlines that the presentation will coincide with The Cleaner, “a new work the artist is performing in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, and will culminate in a festival in Puerto Rico in January, 2017, with the aim of drawing attention to the island’s present economic crisis.” [The MoMA PS1 gallery presentation is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator-at-Large, The Museum of Modern Art.]
Description (fromMoMA PS1 site): The MoMA PS1 presentation centers around Colo’s Superman 51 (1977), in which he drags a collection of fifty-one white pieces of wood behind him, tethered to his body with…
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Shelley V. Worrell recently shared news on the success of caribBEING’s 2nd Annual Heritage Film Series [see previous posts TODAY! Steelpan Day in Brooklyn and Final Screenings of Heritage Film Series and caribBEING presents HERITAGE FILM SERIES]:
The annual Heritage Film Series offered new releases and classic of Caribbean cinema from Brooklyn and beyond to various museums. Participation from filmmakers and artists representing countries like France, UK, Poland, Jamaica, Texas, Dominican Republic, Bronx, and Trinidad & Tobago were in attendance to host/engage in interactive “talkbacks,” following screenings at Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum and Brooklyn Historical Society.
Opening night was hosted by the very popular, rising Brooklyn-based soca star Lyrikal and the Polish Vice-Consul on June 23, 2016.
Films screened included:
Studio Screen: …when they grow up… (The Studio Museum in Harlem) Inspired byEbony G. Patterson…when they grow up… this selection of short films focuses on Caribbean youth as they struggle…
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L’art urbain à Paris ne manque pas, mais la particularité du 13eme est d’avoir un parcours dédié aux oeuvres monumentales. Ce parcours a été réalisé en collaboration avec la Galerie MathGoth et la Galerie Itinérance et bien entendu avec Jérome Coumet, Maire du 13eme arrondissement de Paris.
Depuis peu, nous avons le plaisir d’en avoir cinq nouvelles !
Faile, collectif d’artistes peintres, graphistes et illustrateurs basé à New York. Oeuvre visible à l’angle de la Rue Jeanne d’Arc et du Boulevard Vincent Auriol.
Après son oeuvre monumentale réalisée en 2012, Obey (Shepard Fairey) qui vit et travaille à Los Angeles (et que l’on ne présente plus) est de retour à Paris avec deux nouvelles fresques (rue Jeanne d’Arc et rue Nationale). A travers, celles-ci , il exprime…
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Running until late August, the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona – CCCB) hosts Making Africa, one of the most extensive collections of Contemporary African design ever, in an impeccably curated exhibition.
A diverse range of creative fields are on offer including object and furniture design, graphic arts, illustration, fashion, architecture, urban planning, art, craft, film and photography (both digital and analogue formats).
The exhibition showcases the work of over 120 African artists and creators and illustrates how design fuels economic and political changes. Making Africa speaks, from Africa, of a new continent “under construction” and places emphasis on its possibilities over its problems.
Consulting Curator of Making Africa Okwui Enwezor opens the exhibition with a wonderful statement on the exhibition statement on the CCCB website saying:
“Thinking about the future means thinking about our possibilities in the world. The future belongs to Africa…
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