Posts Tagged ‘Andy Warhol’

ToDo ToDay: “Silver Clouds,” Jim Lehrer’s Play, and Gypsy Sally’s Opening

Andy Warhol’s "Silver Clouds" is bound to be a crowd-pleaser on view at Artisphere, where 150 of the Scotchpak-made metalized plastic film balloons will float for about five weeks. But make no mistake: Despite their family-friendly appeal, Warhol’s balloons are adult material. Read more >>> (Kriston Capps) The exhibit opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. and is on view [...]

Arts Roundup: Andy Warhol Edition

Artisphere launches a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for its forthcoming Andy Warhol exhibit. [ARLnow]
The Smithsonian struggles to store parts of its growing collection. [Post]
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library unveils its new Digital Commons. [DCist]
Post-Bubble, the Hirshhorn tries to get back to basics. [Post]
Dupont Circle gets more outdoor Shakespeare. [DCist]
Local DJ Joey Flash arrested [...]

The Body Stop: D.C.’s Once-Nonexistent Performance Art Scene Takes Off—in Rosslyn

Drop into any Brightest Young Things party or Pink Line Project event with a DJ, a food truck, and some graffiti, and there’s a good chance you’re going to see some performance art. Not, mind you, the Viennese Actionism of the late 1960s or the NEA Four of the early 1990s or Marina Abramović trying [...]

Openings: Jackson Pollock, Bill T. Jones, and an Updated Inferno

The much-anticipated "Angels, Demons, and Savages" opens Sunday at the Phillips Collection,. The show delves into the friendships between Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock, art brut founder Jean Dubuffet, and the lesser-known artist and collector Alfonso Ossorio. All three had their share of trials, a fact this show celebrates rather than ignores. Read Jeffry Cudlin's preview in our Spring [...]

This Week In WCP Arts: Good Night, Warehouse

This week's arts section opens with Jonathan L. Fischer's story on the Warehouse, a crucial venue for electronic and otherwise underground music in D.C., that was recently forced to shut down after a shooting. It's not clear whether there's another space can fill the niche Warehouse did—there aren't many places in this town you can [...]

What Happened in Washington

A few weeks ago, "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963" opened at one of Pace Gallery's 25th Street locations in lower Manhattan. It's an exhibition of photographs, objects, and film from the various "happenings" created by the art faculty of Rutgers University and artists living in downtown New York during that period: Red Grooms, Lucas Samaras, Jim Dine, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Dancing at Fringe, Another Earth, Blue Sausage Infant

Rebecca J. Ritzel leads this week's arts section with a look into why local dance troupes seem to be giving up on the Capital Fringe Festival. Tricia Olszewski reviews two films about life on this planet (and the one next door): Another Earth and How to Live Forever. Benjamin R. Freed reviews Studio 2ndStage's Pop!—about [...]

A Perfect Forgery: Beautiful Darling at the Hirshhorn

"A perfect forgery," exclaims producer Jeremiah Newton as he alters Candy Darling's official death documents to include her chosen name and not simply her birth name. It's a fitting opening. Beautiful Darling is a study in Darling's exquisite fraudulence, tracing it back to her youth and following it to her untimely demise. A true paradox [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. The Weekend: A Novel, by Bernhard Schlink, translated by Shaun Whiteside.
This severe German novel was written by the same German dude who wrote the equally severe German novel The Reader (which I didn't read, though I saw the movie version starring Kate [...]

This Week in Art: Openings, Closings, Reviews of Muybridge, Figg and Keightley, Warhol

OPENING: “Painting in Haiku,” work by Andrea Krauss, opened Wednesday at Studio Gallery; “In Res Media,” work Ruth Levine, opened Wednesday at Gallery 10; “Beautiful,” work by Virginia women artists, opened yesterday at Greater Reston Arts Center; "Don't Be Scared, You're Supposed To Be" opens tomorrow at Irvine Contemporary; graduate student graduation exhibition, with work [...]

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