Posts Tagged ‘Nam June Paik’

ToDo ToDay: Mad Decent Block Party, Baby Bry Bry, and Sitali

A man of many hats (producer, DJ, booty connoisseur, talent scout), Mad Decent label head Diplo is bringing his troupe of electronic merrymakers to Merriweather Post Pavilion, and he’s aiming for wide appeal. But for all the talent he’s assembled from around the world, the clear star of MDBP’s ninth iteration is the ringleader himself. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Wu-Tang Wednesdays! Forward Festival!

Yo, if you follow the Wu-Tang Clan on Facebook you know that certain days of the week are already reserved for specific categories: Tuesdays are for “Wu-Mamis,” under-30 females of various ethnic backgrounds who take selfies while wearing Wu-Tang T-shirts. Wednesdays are for music, which is the Wu-Tang Clan’s core competency. So it’s subculturally appropriate [...]

Arts Roundup: Donald Byrd Edition

The nephew-in-law of Donald Byrd (founder of D.C. group The Blackbyrds) posted on Facebook that the jazz trumpeter died in Delaware on Monday, and blogs immediately began circulating his post as breaking news. But no media outlets have been able to confirm it with the musician's immediate family. Regardless, the Guardian ran an obit, acknowledging, basically, [...]

Openings: Age of Champions, “Changing America,” Classical Ballets

What's new this weekend in local arts.

It's a big week for openings at museums, as the Smithsonian rolls out some exhibits that will be on display through most of 2013. And with it being the holiday season, a few favorites return in slightly different forms. Now that the weather is finally cooling off for good [...]

ToDo ToDay: Trey Songz! 9th & Beats! Nam June Paik Opens!

Like his idol R. Kelly, R&B crooner Trey Songz’ performances are known to unpredictably shift between raunchy seduction numbers, lovely ballads, soul classics, and groove-filled party numbers. While the Virginia-born lothario seems cartoonishly over-the-top on songs such as “I Invented Sex” and “Panty Droppa,” hits like 2009’s “Say Aah” and current smash “Dive In” triumph—despite [...]

Rediscovering Paik: A Chat With Smithsonian Curator John G. Hanhardt

Given the recent opening of an exhibition of Nam June Paik's work at the National Gallery of Art, as well as the long-term commitment to media art the Smithsonian American Art Museum has made its Watch This! exhibition, I thought now would be a good time to talk with SAAM's senior curator for media arts, John G. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Listen Vision, Inkognito, Steve Jobs

Rend Smith has the cover story this week with his account of why Listen Vision, a local recording studio, incurred the wrath of the recording industry and the Metropolitan Police Department. Sadie Dingfelder leads off the arts section with her profile of Inkognito, D.C.'s youngest, brashest wheatpaste crew. Trey Graham reviews Signature Theatre's And the [...]

National Gallery’s New Acquisitions: McCracken, Paik, Torres-Garcia, Gober, Ligon

The National Gallery announced today the acquisition of new works from a disparate group of artists, several of whom are firsts for their collection. Here's a rundown of the new works you'll be able to see in coming months:
John McCracken, "Black Plank": McCracken has much in common with artist Anne Truitt, whose retrospective at the [...]

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