He installed the two-foot (0.61 m) pandemic mosaics three weeks ago, following the same process used in the other 85 he has completed across the city. Some of his other pothole works depict daily objects like an ice cream cone as well as natural subjects such as small animals and flowers. … [Read more...] about Chicago artist fills pesky potholes with pandemic art
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Since taking the job in 1992, Moss has overseen Lincoln Center’s signature programming including the Great Performers series and the Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as the free public programs such as Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. She designed and initiated the center’s White Light Festival, American Songbook, New Visions, and the Lincoln Center Festival. … [Read more...] about Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Longtime Artistic Director Jane Moss Steps Down As Live Shows On Pause
These graphic compositions explore scientific study, isolation wards and a dragon spewing the virus. “I’ve made three paintings so far. One shows the virus [depicted as a dragon] originating from the wet markets of Wuhan and bypassing scientists to spread across the world,” he says. Another shows how sanitising and masks have become the new way of life. “I’ve also depicted churches, temples and mosques, to show that no matter the religion, all of us are united in this fight.” But the irony, says Vangad, is that “despite all our development, science still cannot find a solution. What everyone is telling us to adopt are things that we were already doing in earlier days — such as avoiding crowded places and eating healthy”. So what goes around comes around! From ₹22,000 onwards. … [Read more...] about When Indian folk art finds a viral muse
The consequences for stumbling in the court of public opinion are loud, swift, and severe, and the cabin fever everyone is experiencing in quarantine has ratcheted tensions up to ten. Suddenly, everyone has time. This does not bode well for anyone who speaks in error or out of turn or without a filter. Traversing the internet as a public figure means creating an image for yourself, whether you intend to or not. People watching your moves from afar create a profile in their heads, like detectives. Lana, whose tiff with Ann Powers centered around the singer’s insistence that she isn’t consciously playing a character, is seen as no-nonsense and outspoken, a firebrand who “won’t not fuck you the fuck up” for crossing her, who once led her following in a mass hex against the president. But in her eyes, the Instagram post that got her in trouble was her first declarative statement on the internet. Doja Cat is an internet humorist who is present as a celebrity as … [Read more...] about Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.
It all started with the excitement to do something creative in the lockdown. A teacher by profession, Shreya Sharma read about an American photographer, and a project she took up with her daughter. “I read that story four years ago. The photographer’s daughter was 5 years old at that time. The photographer dressed up her daughter as famous women from history... That made me want to do something similar with my daughter, Advaita, when she grows up, and this experiment is a result of that story,” says Sharma. … [Read more...] about Lockdown art: A mother-daughter duo recreate famous paintings in quarantine