Posts Tagged ‘Diamanda Galas’

Diamanda Galás Responds to the Smithsonian’s Removal of David Wojnarowicz’s Work

Fire in My Belly de David Wojnarowicz, Diamanda Galas
The avant-garde composer and artist Diamanda Galás was an inspiration for David Wojnarowicz's video artwork A Fire in My Belly, and her music was part of a seven-minute edit of the 13-minute work made after Wojnarowicz died in 1992. Galas wrote a statement responding to the Smithsonian's [...]

Four Facts About the National Portrait Gallery Controversy

The fracas at the National Portrait Gallery continues today with a protest organized by Transformer. Dozens and maybe even hundreds of artists and arts supporters—those who didn't head down to South Beach for the Miami Art Basel fairs, that is—intend to meet at Transformer in Logan Circle at 5:30 p.m. to descend on the National [...]

Tonight: Hugh McElroy Does A Capella!

The holidays can be unbearable for a whole host of reasons, but the most grating has to be that wintry form of a capella—caroling. This won't be like that.
D.C. music fixture Hugh McElroy—formerly of Black Eyes, Horses, and Hand-Fed Babies, and these days of Cephalopods and Ruffian Records—will perform a special, mostly a capella solo set tonight at [...]