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“From the Edge,” USITT / USA’s national pavilion at Prague Quadrennial, displays American performing garage in the age of Obama (6/18/2011) Artistic director Susan Tsu was interested in uncovering the socio- political themes facing performance makers in the USA over the…
“Holy Daughters” exposes inferior position of many women in India (1/10/2013) For Nourry, the rape incident in New Delhi in December 2012 "marks a new sad climax concerning this highly sensitive…
A festival of her own: Cambridge celebrates Virginia Woolf novel “To the Lighthouse” with myriad eventsPortrait of "Virginia Woolf" by Roger Fry, 1912 (9/20/2011) CAMBRIDGE, U.K.:  To the Lighthouse has just come out of copyright. Fans of this enduringly popular novel by Virginia Woolf…
A one-of-a-kind international festival of musical performing arts in Romania celebrates Stephen Sondheim"A Medley of Sondheim" at Romania's International Festival for Musical Performing Arts (11/8/2011) A special concert performance of Sondheim musicals and a conference, entitled "Sondheim And After: A Listening Party" pays tribute to…
A secret history of Post-Expressionism | Alfonso Ossorio at 100 (10/25/2013) Alfonso Ossorio is a central figure of postwar American art, but he has been virtually absent from standard art history…
American theater under the sign of Obama: “From the Edge,” USA pavilion at Prague Quadrennial, makes American debutUSITT USA National Pavilion at Prague Quadrennial: "From the Edge" (3/25/2012) The USA-USITT Design Exhibit team recommends people experience the exhibit more than once while at the Long Beach Conference &…
ART & POLITICS | Hope lingers in Sarajevo’s Festival MESS, one of the Balkan region’s most important festivalsLogo of MESS Sarajevo (Medunarodni teatarski-festival MESS) at Bosnia and Herzegovina (10/2/2013) Dino Mustafic, director of Festival MESS, describes this year's Festival as conquest for happiness and hope. Mustafic, one of the…
ART OPENING | Iranian painter portrays faceless people in Dubai art galleryShohreh Mehran, Untitled, from Defaced series, 2012, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (3/17/2013) These paintings are based on studies of the gestures of resistance and defiance. They are permanent records of the ‘faceless’…

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Help us bring American artists to Prague Quadrennial, the Olympics of Design (4/1/2011) Pat Oleszko and Paul Zaloom are American performance activists. These…
Randy Gener appointed Editor-in-Chief of Prague Quadrennial Newspaper (5/29/2011) Gener will also host daily gallery talks at USA National…
“From the Edge,” USITT / USA’s national pavilion at Prague Quadrennial, displays American performing garage in the age of Obama (6/18/2011) Artistic director Susan Tsu was interested in uncovering the socio-…
When Spectacle kisses the lips of Intimacy — Intersection hits the European road after Prague (7/7/2011) PRAGUE:  In Intersection, pairs of distant lovers could be spotted…
Movie Review: Theatre Svoboda, a documentary film by Jakub Hejna (7/7/2011) THEATRE SVOBODA (DIVADLO SVOBODA) Czech Republic, 2011 98 Min, Color DIRECTOR: Jakub…
Theater Review: Peter Brook’s Slimmed-Down “Magic Flute” (7/15/2011) NEW YORK CITY:  At a July morning news conference in…
Theater Review: “Unnatural Acts” by the Plastic Theater at Classic Stage Company in NYC (7/30/2011) NEW YORK CITY:  On Sunday, July 31, Unnatural Acts will complete an…
In Adelaide, William Yang pays photographic tribute to the one and only Pina Bausch (8/16/2011) "She was camera shy, wouldn't look at the camera, so…
Theater Review: In “Ghost Light,” a son confronts historical ghosts, family myths and dark dreams (9/17/2011) In Ghost Light, San Francisco history itself is a ghost…
White House appoints visual artist Teresita Fernández to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (9/19/2011) Members of the arts panel play a key role in…
A festival of her own: Cambridge celebrates Virginia Woolf novel “To the Lighthouse” with myriad eventsPortrait of "Virginia Woolf" by Roger Fry, 1912 (9/20/2011) CAMBRIDGE, U.K.:  To the Lighthouse has just come out of…
Mexico’s Pablo Helguera reinterprets Bach’s fugue into “Well-Tempered Exposition”Logo Pablo Helguera's "The Well Tempered Exhibition" at Location One (9/21/2011) NEW YORK CITY:  On September 21, the New York-based, Mexico-born…
Colloque international sur l’enseignement de la scénographie: “Qu’est ce que la scénographie ?” 21 et 22 octobre 2011Dans le laboratoire, un étudiant développe ses photographies. - © Photo EnsAD/Philippe Chancel (9/26/2011) An international symposium on the teaching of design, entitled "What…
Randy Gener serves as American juror for Sarajevo International Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina"Puls" (Netherlands), staged by Jolika Sudermann, at MESS Sarajevo 2010 | Photography by Vedad Divović (9/29/2011) SARAJEVO —  Randy Gener — the Nathan Award–winning editor, writer and…
Randy Gener and Flemish director Ivo van Hove talk “Movies and Theater” at BAM Next Wave FestivalRandy Gener's cIvo van Hove's stage version of Ingmar Bergman's film "Cries and Whispers" | Photo by Chris Nietvelt and Jan Versweyveld (10/13/2011) BROOKLYN:  Randy Gener joins the internationally acclaimed Flemish director Ivo van…
A one-of-a-kind international festival of musical performing arts in Romania celebrates Stephen Sondheim"A Medley of Sondheim" at Romania's International Festival for Musical Performing Arts (11/8/2011) A special concert performance of Sondheim musicals and a conference,…
Broadway’s Jose Llana, Orville Mendoza, Angel Desai, Joan Almedilla, Ali Ewoldt serenade Europe’s international music festival"A Medley of Sondheim" at Romania's International Festival for Musical Performing Arts (11/10/2011) The National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian” Presents “A Medley of…
Randy Gener presents “Sondheim and After: A Listening Party,” a conference and lecture for Europe’s National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian” (11/13/2011) Gener states in his lecture: “Sondheim has fashioned modernist scores…
Rachel in Wonderland: Interview with playwright Craig Lucas on “Reckless” as a hallucinatory Christmas fable (11/23/2011) In an interview he granted exclusively for Applause magazine, Craig…
Report from Sarajevo: An inspiring international festival rises above a “catastrophic state of culture” in Bosnia and Herzegovina"Hypermnesia" | Photograph by Branimir Prijak (12/2/2011) As confusion over arts funding drags on in Bosnia and…
“Macbeth After Shakespeare” (Slovenia/Croatia) muscles its way into brilliance (12/11/2011) A collaboration between Mini Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Novokazalište Zagreb…
My picks for the world’s best theater of 2011David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" | Photo by Sara Krulwich (12/18/2011) My picks for the world's top-10 best theater reflects my…
Curators speak out about the thrills, challenges of staging national exhibitions of design in Prague (12/23/2011) In a wide-ranging conversation with a number of national curators…
Culturebot’s panel discussion on citizen criticism and the arts live-streams, takes place Jan. 15Culturebot Conversations on Contemporary Performance (1/12/2012) Culturebot.org, a multidisciplinary arts and culture blog, and the Public…
Review: Strange forms and cautionary parable flicker in Nic Ularu’s “Hieronymus Bosch”Hieronymus Bosch's painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights" (1/28/2012) "Hieronymus" pulses in that liminal space in between dramatic representation…
Designing carnivals: Trinidad’s foremost Caribbean carnival artist lectures at Yale Rep, March 23Caribbean Carnival Artist Peter Minshall (3/19/2012) NEW HAVEN, CONN.:  The Caribbean's leading Carnival artist will lecture…
Transvestite cabaret blossoms in “Gardenia,” a dance-theater work from BelgiumPerformer Vanessa Van Durme in "Gardenia" | Photo by Luk Monsaert (3/23/2012) MONCLAIR, N.J.: Think of it as a Follies for the third…
American theater under the sign of Obama: “From the Edge,” USA pavilion at Prague Quadrennial, makes American debutUSITT USA National Pavilion at Prague Quadrennial: "From the Edge" (3/25/2012) The USA-USITT Design Exhibit team recommends people experience the exhibit…
Curatorial essay: Exhibiting a country on the edge, a U.S. approach to performance designBrian Sidney Bembridge's model for "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" | Photo by Randy Gener (3/27/2012) Vibrating within a new discipline that is up for grabs,…
Prague diaries: Philadelphia designers and practitioners talk about how performance design affected their works and processesDesigner Rosemarie McKelvey's paper dress for "Extremely Public Displays of Privacy" | Photo by Rosemarie McKelvey (3/28/2012) PHILADELPHIA:  The travel narratives below track impact and chronicle artistic…
Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 3 | A Ripple Effect"From the Edge," the USA national pavilion at Prague National Gallery | Photo by Randy Gener (3/29/2012) "The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers…
Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 2 | Active Searching & The Value of the Prague QuadrennialPaul Zaloom and Pat Oleszko in exhibition | Photo by Randy Gener (3/29/2012) The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge,…
Postcards from the Inge interview, Part 1 | From The EdgeRandy Gener hosts daily gallery talks at "From the Edge" in Prague | Photo by RG (3/30/2012) IT’S PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL WEEK on Postcards from the Inge! Randy…
Performance review: Watch a storefront story from a New York sidewalk in this Romanian-American collaboration"The Window" at Romanian Cultural Institute in New York | Photo by Randy Gener (4/5/2012) "The Window" succeeds in its creative transformation of an otherwise…
V-Day founder Eve Ensler launches virtual identity at www.eveensler.orgEve Ensler, V-Day founder and author of "Vagina Monologues" (4/13/2012) Eve Ensler's new site, www.eveensler.org, will be a comprehensive archive…
Because it Cannes: Agence France Presse wraps French city with glamorous photos of movie starsMichael Douglas ©AFP / Valery Hache (5/16/2012) The selected photos in Cannes have a lot of pointing…
Plight of the Roma surfaces in leading Kosovar playwright’s latest political dramaJeton Neziraj, a leading Kosovar playwright (5/20/2012) Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj describis his play: "This is a…
Soho gallery presents performance art by Maria Jose Arjona, a ColombianPerformance art by María José Arjona (5/22/2012) "Sound as fluid, sound as connector, sound as image, sound…
Iranian painter fuses kabuki, Bosch, Persian folklore in Dubai solo showRamtin Zad, Luna Park, Resurrection series, 2011, Acrylic on fiberglass, 18 x 24cm | Photo courtesy of Etemad Dubai (5/23/2012) Judging from Zad's paintings in the catalogue, I would add…
Performance review | Seeing the Romanian Cultural Institute’s “Window” through Alice’s looking glass"The Window 2": Saviana Stanescu's "4 Alice" | Photo by Randy Gener (5/30/2012) The Window is a unique theatrical experience, because enigma is…
Queer New York International Arts Festival proposes “new concept of queer”ricci/forte MACADAMIA NUT BRITTLE Mladi Levi+Bunker Festival 011 Ljubljana (Slovenja) (6/7/2012) In discussing the festival, the curators of Queer New York…
Performance review (NSFW) | Italy’s Ricci/Forte serves up queer fantasia in “Macadamia Nut Brittle”Ricci/Forte's "Macadamia Nut Brittle" | Danielle Virginia Antonelli (6/8/2012) Macadamia Nut Brittle is excoriating, sexy, hallucinatory, viciously funny. The…
Not a performance review | French choreographer David Wampach spoofs John Waters film, dances with shaving foam"Batterie" (2007) Pau, Théâtre Saragosse, Yokohama | Photo by Richard Wampach (6/10/2012) "Auto + Batterie" matches up two enticing signature works, in…
Slideshow | How to walk over a Balkan performance artistIgor Josifov in "2-Dimensional" in NYC | Photo by Randy Gener (6/13/2012) Want to see how they built Igor Josifov's "2-Dimensional"? Click…
Edible diplomacy | U.S. and Croatia political relations served in food installationDetail: Skull in Željko Zorica's "KroaTisch-Amerikanische Freundschaft" | Photo by Randy Gener (6/13/2012) A food installation from Croatia, cumbersomely entitled "KroaTisch–Amerikanische Freundschaft," directly…
Performance review | Is “Pâquerette” penetrating, or merely a dance with penetrating elements?François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea in "Paquerette" | Courtesy of QNYI (6/15/2012) Pâquerette is a duet between a man and a woman…
Performance artist Marisa Prefer sets aside “Breathing Room” in BushwickPerformance artist Marisa Prefer's "Breathing Room" (7/20/2012) Signal is pleased to present Breathing Room, a temporary environment…
PUMA.Peace offers free short films to organize your own films4peace screeningsMark Coetzee, Puma curator (7/21/2012) PUMA.Peace would love for you to screen this year’s films4peace…
Currently in production | Play excerpt, models, design sketches for Pacific Beat Collective’s “Tala” at HERE Arts Center, July 28 to 31Pacific Beat Collective workshop of Kyoung H. Park’s play “TALA” (ToRoNaDa Theater, April 2012) | Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya (7/23/2012) "Tala" will perform in a workshop production July 28th to…
In Colorado Springs, European puppet-style Dickens Festival showcases “Great Expectations” and “Oliver Twist” in repertoireInside Simpich Showcase in Colorado Springs, Colorado (7/26/2012) impich Showcase of Colorado Springs is joining in the international…
BUT IS IT PERFORMANCE DESIGN? | Lesbian herstory emerges at Brooklyn MuseumSelected drawings from Ulrike Müller, Herstory Inventory, at the Brooklyn Museum, June 29–September 9, 2012. | Courtesy of Barbara Schroeder (8/8/2012) Ulrike Müller's conceptual project, "Herstory Inventory" is a theatrical installation.…
Filipino photographer transforms pain, sorrow and erotic sensuality of Christian icons to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS"Alone" by Niccolo Cosme from “Resplendor: The Blinding Light" exhibit | Courtesy of Niccolo Cosme (8/28/2012) The 20 photographs that comprise Niccolo Cosme's exhibit, on view…
North Korea, Greece, Afghanistan loom at France’s photojournalism showInternational Festival of Photojournalism, "Visa pour l’image," held in Perpignan, France (8/29/2012) This festival is a unique event for those who share…
Iranian photographer zooms toward staged narrative in Dubai galleryArman Stepanian, "Untitled," from Negar Chagall series, 2012, Digital Photography, 120 x 80 cm | Courtesy of Etemad Gallery Dubai (9/1/2012) In a new exhibition in a Dubai gallery, entitled "Collage…
Queens arts gallery remembers Philippine martial lawSunday Express newspaper headline "FM Declares Martial Law" (9/3/2012) The event, which will take place in Queens, consists of…
Rivka Katvan’s candid portraiture captures Broadway luminaries backstage (on view Sept. 6 to 29 in Soho gallery)Marian Seldes as captured backstage by Rivka Katvan | Photography by Rivka Katvan (9/6/2012) Katvan’s photography fulfills a documentary function while veering and edging…
Congolese choreographer/director Faustin Linyekula dances solo after profound dialogue with director Peter Sellars"Le Cargo," de Faustin Linyekula, Studios Kabako (2011) Centre national de la danse (9/18/2012) Tonight, September 18, Linyekula returns to Florence Gould Hall to…
Press release | Piña couture fashion collection unveils fusion eco-artwear at New York’s Philippine CenterPiña couture fashion from Anthony Cruz Legarda Fashion House and Textile Design Studio (9/28/2012) PCNY features opulent and intricate Filipino fabrics that are tailored…
Watch MOMA.org/Live stream of “Some sweet day” dance piecesJérôme Bel’s "The Show Must Go On" (2001) | Photo by Mussacchio Laniello. (10/22/2012) The Museum of Modern Art will be streaming live video…
Post-Hurricane Sandy Updates | Bayanihan Dance, Broadway, Universal Self, 54 Below will go onKilusan Bautista's solo show "Universal Self" performs Nov. 2 and 3 in Brooklyn (10/31/2012) However, due to extensive power outages in downtown Manhattan as…
VENICE BIENNIAL | United Arab Emirates selects Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem for 2013 national pavilionAbu Dhabi Art Talk - A Conversation between Reem Fadda & Mohammed Kazem - Manarat Al Saadiyat - Abu Dhabi - 10 November (11/6/2012) Our founder, Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, is a…
Painter Manuel Ocampo returns with solo exhibit and curated group showLandscape painting from Manuel Ocampo"s "The View Through the Bull of a Manual Laborer of Menagerie Gussied Over White Ground: 20 Years of Self-Loathing and Intestinal Mishaps" (11/8/2012) Concurrently with his own gallery show, Ocampo is curating a…
VENICE BIENNIAL | United Arab Emirates seeks applicants for Venice internship for 2013Image from 2011 National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates (12/3/2012) “Hands-on experience is an ideal way to learn about best…
MUSEUM NEWS | Keith Haring Foundation gives $1-million grant to Whitney MuseumUntitled (1987) Art Print by Keith Haring (12/3/2012) The grant will be used to support exhibitions at the…
IN EXHIBITION | Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi wittily critiques U.S. presidential elections in “Exit Strategy”"Exit Strategy," Dan Perjovschi's third U.S. solo exhibition at Chelsea's prestigious Lombard Freid Projects (12/3/2012) Since 1991, Perjovschi has worked as an illustrator and art…
FESTIVAL WATCH | Iranian version of “Macbeth” wins top prize in MoscowFrom Iran: Ebrahim Poshtkouhi's production "Hey Macbeth, Only the First Dog Knows Why It Is Barking" (12/4/2012) The musical comedy blends the Zar ritual of Iran's southern…
INTERVIEW Part 3 | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of AmericaCelebrating USA national day at Prague National Gallery | Photo by Randy Gener (12/6/2012) "What does Kansas mean for PQ? If designers in Kansas,…
INTERVIEW Part 2 | From the Edge: Active Searching & The Value of the Prague QuadrennialTemporary Distortion exhibited in "From the Edge" | Photo by Randy Gener (12/6/2012) "These events, on a practical level, raise the public’s level…
INTERVIEW Part 1 | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of AmericaPoster of "From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America" (12/6/2012) "From the Edge, to our knowledge, is the first USA…
IN EXHIBITION | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America opens at La GalleriaA playful inflatable structure by performance artist Pat Oleszko entitled "WarUSaurus" | Photo courtesy of Susan Tsu (12/8/2012) From the Edge spotlights how U.S. theatremakers wrestled with core…
CURATORIAL ESSAY | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America"Appomattox" (model), an opera staged by Robert Woodruff, takes the audience back to the end of the Civil War | Photo by Randy Gener (12/8/2012) I would go so far to say that, after post-structuralism,…
PHOTO GALLERY | Road to opening night of “From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America” (12/11/2012) This slideshow documents the second part of the process. We…
Moscow’s Garage Center needs 5,000+ light bulbs for secret art experimentCLOUD for the Art Experiment at Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow (12/27/2012) In January 2013, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s legendary Art…
ON TELEVISION | Audra McDonald hosts “One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch” on New Year’s EveAudra McDonald at Lincoln Center (12/27/2012) In this new video, "Live From Lincoln Center"McDonald explains her…
IN EXHIBITION | View “LaMaMa Family Show” artworks in this exclusive slideshowRandy Gener | "Ode to a farmer in Umbria" (2008) archival print | Photo by rg (12/28/2012) Forty LaMaMa artists are featured in the "Family Show". Gallery…
Bacall, Dietrich, Bardot & vintage Hollywood portraits scintillateMarieve Dictrich 1948 | Photo by Cornel Lucas (1/4/2013) Glamour portrait photographer Cornel Lucas also made publicity photos for…
ARTS PRESENTERS REPORT | Judith Jameson leads slate of awardees for “service to the performing arts” in APAP conferenceJudith Jamison, Dancer, Choreographer and Director Emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Photo by Andrew Eccles (1/9/2013) A fourth award will be handed out: the Fan Taylor…
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT | Harry Belafonte pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in BrooklynDr, Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Belafonte (1/9/2013) Belafonte met a young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on…
NATIVE AMERICAN REPORT | Spirits of buffalo, caribou, eagle dance and pow-wow for Thunderbird’s 50th anniversaryDancer Ciaran Tufford (Mayan, Cherokee and Creek) Photo by Suzanne Trouve Feff. (1/9/2013) Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa),…
ON SOUTH AFRICA | Small-scale political Zimbabwe dramas headline Durban’s Musho! International Theatre Festival'Mob Feel' by Ian Hardman. Written and directed by Kline Smith and performed by Mpilo Nzimande and T.Q. Zondi. Mentored by Peter Mitchell. (1/10/2013) Musho! (the name is Zulu for an enthusiastic praise response,…
DANCE THEATER | Lincoln Center hosts a landmark and lavish classical Chinese dance drama“Silk Road” by the Gansu Dance Theatre (2/26/2013) This ornate spectacular arrives in New York as part of…
PERFORMANCE ART | It looks like torture? Great! Take part in the agony at HEREAiden Simon, "Second Skins," 2011, 69 x 46 inches, Inkjet print, Edition of 3 (3/2/2013) Co-curated by Nicholas Cohn Art Projects and Amy Kisch of…
THEATER TALK | House of Sweden hosts Swedish and American dialogue in D.C.Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. (3/6/2013) Artistic Director of Backa theatre Mattias Andersson who specializes in…
ART OPENING | Iranian painter portrays faceless people in Dubai art galleryShohreh Mehran, Untitled, from Defaced series, 2012, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm (3/17/2013) These paintings are based on studies of the gestures of…
FESTIVAL WATCH | Documentary theater seeks social change via international “Theater of the Voiceless” (6/16/2013) To track this creative upswing, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut…
FESTIVAL WATCH | Italy’s international fire-dancing festival flickers to life this summer (6/25/2013) It's open to everyone. People can take part in street…
JOURNALS | Feminist art journal tackles Pussy Riot case, Occupy LA, Venice Biennale, post-dictatorship Argentinian women artists (7/2/2013) n.paradoxa continues its mission to publish in-depth critical articles on…
RECOMMENDATION | See film screening of American version of German “Trust” at Goethe Institut-Washington (7/8/2013) WASHINGTON, D.C. |  Tonight, July 8, a young D.C. troupe…
Women as biomorphic abstractions in Ashley Bickerton’s fourth Neo-Geo solo show (9/5/2013) Ashley Bickerton (b. 1959, Barbados, West Indies) graduated from the…
IN EXHIBITION | Tyler Rollins Fine Art hosts Philippine artist Patricia Perez Eustaquio (9/11/2013) The works in The Future That Was exhibitions in New…
CRIT SNIT | Curators are the new enemy of the art world (9/24/2013) The British art critic Waldemar Januszczak rails against curators in…
ART & POLITICS | Hope lingers in Sarajevo’s Festival MESS, one of the Balkan region’s most important festivalsLogo of MESS Sarajevo (Medunarodni teatarski-festival MESS) at Bosnia and Herzegovina (10/2/2013) Dino Mustafic, director of Festival MESS, describes this year's Festival…
CONFERENCE ON BREAKING BOUNDARIES | The early marriage of Theater, Architecture and the Visual Arts (10/7/2013) This conference, "Ephemeral and Permanent," focuses on the interrelations of…
THEATER COMMENTARY | Viewing Jane Bowles and her “In the Summer House” through the prism of Tennessee Williams (10/16/2013) You've likely not heard of Jane Bowles, but she wrote…
FESTIVAL WATCH | Cuba hosts an international theater festival in Havana (10/18/2013) Companies from more than 70 countries in Latin America, Europe,…
A secret history of Post-Expressionism | Alfonso Ossorio at 100 (10/25/2013) Alfonso Ossorio is a central figure of postwar American art,…
Philip Smith’s psychologically-charged canvases on view (10/26/2013) Painter Philip Smith works the canvas like a physicist’s blackboard.…
VIDEO | In Provincetown, a site-specific workshop re-imagining of “In the Summer House” by Jane Bowles (11/1/2013) This post offers two videos. First, a video excerpt of…
FESTIVAL WATCH | Performance actions teem in Bulgaria’s festival for independent theater (11/7/2013) Of particular interest would the November 9, Open Space Forum,…
CULTURE KLATCH | Trans Europe Halles grapples with art for social change in Europe and the Arab world (11/8/2013) Twenty-five artists and cultural operators from Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Palestine,…
BUT IS IT PERFORMANCE DESIGN? | Tino Sehgal’s “This situation” dreamily implicates the art experience, and quite likely elite academia itself (11/10/2013) "The situation" is purely experiential, engaging viewers immediately in real…
PERFORMANCE DESIGN? | Ghost train from Bulgaria speeds through Berlin (11/11/2013) HR-Stamenov's The Phenomenon of W24°58'59,43″ N42°07'55,29″ is very much a…
CULTURE KLATCH | Indonesian government focuses on the nexus of culture and sustainable development in Bali forum (11/20/2013) Everyone knows that by investing in the arts and incorporating…
CAUSES | Buy an original artwork at Bliss Out at Topaz’s fundraiser for the typhoon victims in the Philippines (11/30/2013) Come for performances, purchase artwork, food, drink and bliss out…
CAUSES | AAJA-NY holds Typhoon Haiyan relief fundraiser at Katra Lounge with Asian Affinity Roundtable (12/4/2013) Proceeds will go to International Rescue Committee (rescue.org)
REPORT FROM THE FAR FAR SOUTH | Deeper into an Argentine voice: Santiago Loza (or Loza into Paula via Drut) (12/31/2013) This is part of a series of U.S. artist Samuel…
CONVERSATION | Jean-Guy Lecat talks about creating a Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn on Jan. 5th (1/1/2014) TFANA will host a series of free public discussions about…
VIDEO | Monsieur Space on building theatre today (1/5/2014) JEAN-GUY LECAT ON BUILDING THEATRE TODAY: "The difference between a…
IRAN REPORT | Foreign shows teem at annual Fajr International Theater Festival (1/31/2014) Iran’s 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival runs from January 16…
PHOTOGRAPHY | José Picayo snaps striking portraits for Sept. 16 exhibit"Helena" by Jose Picayo (9/13/2015) Cuban-born Jose delves into paired portraits, one photograph of the…
POETRY MATTERS | A gentle poet gives a timely, passionate defense of the poetic.Poetry Matters e.e. cummings (9/14/2015) Author Jay Parini argues that poetry offers a way to…
CAUSES | Go to Asian American Arts Alliance’s benefit gala on September 16 (9/14/2015) What follows offers my personal testimony — a clear example…
GET TO KNOW | Brit musician Scanner scans landscapes and video design (9/21/2015) An electronic musicians give examples of how the Internet has…
LEARNING IDEAS |  If you think it, students will come — to a science fair-meets-“shark tank” style pitch battle (12/9/2015) The student-powered, teacher-led projects are crowdfunded by citizen donors and…
NY FASHION WEEK | Nibble on Yulissa’s Creations, the future of specialty cakes (2/17/2016) Hey there you, fashion models! Before hitting the runway, check…
FUTURE OF FASHION | Womenswear label walks the ethically conscious runway (2/18/2016) Lace-weaving is a dying art. A new signature clothing line…
RUNWAY FASHION | From Haiti with self-love, Kréyol rises at NY Fashion Week (2/19/2016) People ask, "Why the name Kréyol? Is it just a…
RUNWAY CULTURE | Kate’s eco-leather jackets at NY Fashion Week (2/19/2016) KATE by Katherine Tramposh is a fair-trade and organic fashion…
ON THE EDGE | Sexy Hervé Léger turns punk at NY Fashion Week (2/20/2016) Creative director Lubov Azria fesses up to pushing the brand's…
NEW KID “FASH-UN” | Renaissance style from House of James at NY Fashion Week (2/20/2016) A crowd-pleaser in the House of James was the dark…
KANYE WEST’S FUCK-YOU FABRICS | “Hold positions until the end of the show” (2/21/2016) After Kanye West thanked Adidas for supporting him and "paying…
Criticism Without Borders (8/26/2016) Museums + Galleries Dance + Movement   Design
WHO MENTORED YOU? | Five big-name mentors on how they chose their protégés (11/6/2016) How are mentors and mentees matched? Is it based on…
WE’RE WITH HER (11/8/2016) Gender is on the ballot today, but not in the…
Haikus inspire her sculptures of sun, moon + monuments (11/9/2016) The raw aesthetics of each sculptural piece embody the artist’s…
MoMA | “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction”Making Spaces | MoMA (4/16/2017) At #MoMA | "Making Space" exhibit shines a spotlight on…
LeadershipEleanor Roosevelt (5/14/2017) Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than…
This Is What Democracy Looks Like | #WomensMarchNY (1/20/2018) A year after Trump’s Inauguration, thousands of women found solidarity…
Kanye West’s fuck you fabrics at NY fashion week (7/10/2019) Kanye West instructed these models to stand and nothing at…
Her Famous Directing Mentor Pushed Her to Write (7/11/2019) Lara Foot’s staging of Woyzeck. | Photo by Mark Wessels.U.K. and…