Posts Tagged ‘Hide/Seek’

Reflections on D.C. Art in 2010

I'm not a fan of top tens. And because I just began covering art for the Washington City Paper in the middle of the year–with a fall hiatus–I don't feel qualified to give a list of "best shows." But, there are several things I'm ruminating about going into 2011.
The Washington Project of the Arts is [...]

Read Our Arts in Review Issue!

It was, undoubtedly, the Year of the Anty Christ.
Leading off Washington City Paper's Arts in Review issue is critic Jeffry Cudlin's lengthy consideration of the controversy surrounding the removal of a David Wojnarowicz video from the National Portrait Gallery's "Hide/Seek" exhibit, as well as, well, the rest of the exhibit. He calls "Hide/Seek" a game-changing exhibit. [...]

Arts Roundup: Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers Edition

Last night... Ben's mom: "How was the drive back [from North Carolina]?" Ben: "OK. A couple traffic jams near Richmond. Also, a gossip blogger was picking on me all day." So, yeah, let's do this.
Opera Isn't so Bad: "Opera's reputation for being forbidding is unearned, as I found out in my first few months as [...]

Arts Roundup: My Parents Have the Crappiest Wi-Fi Ever Edition

Only two shopping days to go!
On TBD, Maura Judkis has another thorough analysis of the ongoing fracas over the National Portrait Gallery's "Hide/Seek" exhibit including a rundown of a Monday discussion on the matter at the JCC. The latest:

Co-curator Jonathan Katz still objects to Canadian artist AA Bronson's desire to have one of his pieces removed [...]

Arts Roundup: Hide/Seek Week No. 2 Edition

It's so very cold this morning. Here's today's cultural snark attack:
In the wake of Hide/Seek appreciators Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone's scuttled attempt to display David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly on an iPad at the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery's exhibit over the weekend, TBD's Maura Judkis suggests that Blasenstein and Iacovone are [...]

Arts Roundup: Fires in Bellies Edition

Good morning! About 100 people protested last night outside the National Portrait Gallery, where (as reported on Arts Desk), artist Adrian Parsons projected a four-minute David Wojnarowicz's 1987 video artwork A Fire in My Belly—which the Smithsonian removed earlier this week. WaPo's Jessica Dawson and TBD's Maura Judkis were both there and brought photographers. So was City Paper's Kriston [...]

Follow the Money: How Will the Wojnarowicz Controversy Affect the Bottom Line?

Today during a segment on The Alyona Show on Russia Today, Transformer's Victoria Reis squared off against the Catholic League's Jeff Field. Neither was there on behalf of poor friendless National Portrait Gallery. During the back-and-forth, Field said the Catholic League never called on the museum to pull the work but rather asked Congress to [...]

Arts Roundup: Top Chef All-Stars Edition

Morning, all. Let's see what's going on in the world of arts and entertainment, shall we?
If you keep up with the D.C. visual arts community, you're aware of the Smithsonian's decision to pull David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, after calls from John Boehner (R-Ohio) [...]

Arts Roundup: Hicks Nix Crucifix Flix Edition

Aside from the headline, there aren't really any good jokes to be made about the imbroglio unfolding at the National Portrait Gallery, and after reading Blake Gopnik's takedown of the NPG after it caved to pressure to remove a four-minute version of the short film A Fire in My Belly by David Wojnarowicz that is just one piece of [...]

Arts Roundup: Steampunked Edition

Good morning! FotoWeek starts this weekend! Look for our preview later today, and for nuggets of coverage every day after that. I went to the pre-party last night at the Phillips and...well, alright, it was OK.  Though Worn Magazine's Josh Yospyn was shooting some pretty cool polaroids of guests, which I hope he posts. Had I [...]