Posts Tagged ‘Rineke Dijkstra’

Student Photographers Play With Presentation at the Corcoran’s NEXT

With all the uncertainty around the future of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran College of Art + Design, the name of the annual student show—NEXT—seems hopelessly ironic this year. But what about the art?
The most notable sculptural works include Mayte Waldivia Veslasco’s eerie, spiritual series of five mounted antique, oval wood frames, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Alsarah and the Nubatones, “The Krazyhouse,” and The Jet Age

Alsarah and the Nubatones’ new album, Silt, starts off with a catchy call-and-response pop number, but you won’t hear “Habibi Taal” on Hot 99.5. It’s sung in Arabic and includes accompaniment on the stringed, pear-shaped oud and a hand-held wide-frame drum. Languid, traditional numbers like “Bilad Aldahb” and “Rennat” spotlight Alsarah’s melancholy as she longs to [...]

Reviewed: “How Is the World?” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Exhibits of “new acquisitions” are hard to pull off—easier, perhaps, than exhibits of donations from particular collectors, but not by much. There’s little unity of theme, or of artistic vision; what the works share is simply that they were recently obtained. This is the challenge with the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s “How Is the World: [...]

Reviewed: Nicholas and Sheila Pye at Curator’s Office

If they are to be believed, the Canadian duo Nicholas and Sheila Pye have packed a ton of interrelated themes into their new six-image series at Curator’s Office—“the death of a relationship, vulnerability, denial, acceptance and release, with an ambiguous undercurrent of hopeful transformation and resurrection.” Maybe, maybe not, but the large color photographs mounted [...]