Posts Tagged ‘Doug Aitken’

Arts Roundup: Ingenuity Edition

The man stabbed outside of a Dupont nightclub has died. [NBC4]
Dave Eggers, St. Vincent, and Doug Aitken among hipster recipients of Smithsonian Magazine's second annual Ingenuity Awards. [AP]
Rock the Bells organizer Chang Weisberg tells us what we already know about why the festival was canceled in D.C. this fall. [Arts Desk]
Wondering where critical reviews are [...]

Arts Roundup: Soprano Down Edition

Just a week from opening night, soprano Deborah Voigt cancels her appearance in Washington National Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde. [Post]
Black Cat's liquor license modification application moves to the ABC Board. [Short Articles About Long Meetings]
So far, the heavily subsidized Fillmore Silver Spring has not opened its doors to Montgomery County events as promised—but [...]

Fleetness and Light: Projecting on Washington

Crow at the establishmentarianism of Official Washington, with its chunky buildings and drab marble; turn up your nose at the fed­eral government’s sprawling dominion over District acreage; whimper over its dull regality, all honor and remembrance and boring, boring history. But don’t deny this: Downtown Wash­ington is brimming with big, flat space.
Maybe that’s why projections—as [...]

“Mexico: Expected/Unexpected” at American University Museum, Reviewed

American University’s current show, "Mexico: Expected/Unexpected," certainly contains an unexpected array of artists: Ana Mendieta, Gordon Matta-Clark, William Eggleston, Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, and Ed Ruscha. Notice: They're not Mexican.
But don't be alarmed just yet, because there are Mexican voices throughout this exhibition, curated by Carlos Basauldo (it first showed at the Maison Rouge in Paris). He culled [...]

Arts Roundup: Chompie Edition

CHOMPIE RETURNS! [DCist]
The Smithsonian unleashes a visitor's guide app. [Around the Mall]
Doug Aitken's design for a pavilion at the Tate Liverpool museum looks an awful lot like "Song1" at the Hirshhorn [Architect]
Michael Kaiser: How arts organizations can persuade their board members to hit their friends up for money [Huffington Post D.C.]
More photos of the Pussy [...]

Arts Roundup: Fiddler on the Roof Edition

National Museum of Natural History developing a human-genome exhibit [AP/Huffington Post]
Adams Morgan's Fiddler on the Roof already is already planning a summer concert series [DCist]
Nicole Kidman to play a part in the forthcoming movie The Butler based on Wil Haygood's 2008 Washington Post story [Post]
Michael Kaiser, what ailing arts organization are you referring to in [...]

ToDo ToDay: The Francofication of Anacostia

The success of the temporary Ward 8 art festival LUMEN8 is owed in part to the support it received from L’Alliance Française, the D.C.-based French cultural center. The Francofication of Anacostia continues with “Le Temps Devant,” a show of portraits by Paris-based photographer Frédéric Nauczyciel. Another L’Alliance jam, the exhibition of vanitas portrait photographs attempts to [...]

“Song 1″ Extended at the Hirshhorn, and Geologist Added to Friday’s “Happening”

Is there more to say about Doug Aitken's "Song 1?" Briefly, there is: The 360-degree projection has been extended to May 20. It was originally set to end this weekend.
Also, this Friday's "Happening"—for which the museum will turn off the soundtrack to the massive installation and allow a handful of Pitchfork and Wired-approved acts to [...]

Oneohtrix Point Never and Nico Jaar Added to “Song 1″ Live Lineup

The Hirshhorn has added two more acts to the lineup for its May 11 live-show version of its massive Doug Aitken music-video installation, Song 1. Nico Jaar and Oneohtrix Point Never will join confirmed acts High Places and No Age for a special "After Hours" party sponsored by Wired and Pitchfork.
Oneohtrix Point Never, a synth act with [...]

No Age, High Places to Perform at “Song 1″ Happening at the Hirshhorn

In May, the Hirshhorn will hit mute on the marquee indie-rock soundtrack accompanying Doug Aitken's monumental "Song 1" installation, and replace it with...a marquee indie-rock concert. A four-hour "happening" on May 11—co-sponsored by Pitchfork and Wired magazine—will feature live outdoor performances by No Age, High Places, and "a slew of others," according to the Hirshhorn's Jenny Leehey. The [...]

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