Posts Tagged ‘Tyler Green’

Arts Roundup: Pop the Corc Edition

It has come to this: The Corcoran to be dismantled, split up between National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [Arts Desk, Post, New York Times]
A timeline of the Corcoran's woes [Post]
Tyler Green analyzes the Corc meltdown, saying it's been in the tea leaves since 2008. (Though some would argue it's been longer than [...]

Arts Roundup: A Substantial Failure Edition

More backstory on the green-paint vandal [AP via Huffington Post]
D.C. libraries will recommence Sunday hours starting in October. [DCist]
An update on the proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum [AP via WTOP]
Beyoncé's dancers teach YMCA summer campers some moves [Washingtonian]
Tyler Green on Hirshhorn's departing director: "... it’s hard to call the Koshalek years anything but a substantial failure." [Modern [...]

Arts Roundup: Drone Art Edition

The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble's struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
Corcoran's Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper [...]

Popping Bottles or Popping Bubbles: May Countdown for the Hirshhorn

May has seen its share of inflatable art projects. The artist Christo completed Big Air Package, designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for the gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany. It's not the artists' first large inflatable, or even the artists' first project for the Oberhausen gasometer, but it's the world's largest inflated envelope. Flortijn Hofman's Rubber Duck [...]

The National Mall and the Hirshhorn Bubble: Too Many Studies, Not Enough Building

The latest issue of architecture journal Clog is devoted to the National Mall. Among several dozen short essays about the National Park Service-regulated expanse in downtown Washington, one of the standouts comes from Ennead Architects, a New York-based firm that has put in 15 years on various Mall projects. The unsigned editorial is short, but it [...]

Arts Roundup: Well-Trod Territory Edition

Washingtonian examines The Corcoran's crisis, its rocky history, and the atmosphere of distrust that's begun to take hold within its historic building on 17th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
Baltimore City Paper put Bad Brains' H.R. on its cover this week, and calls the new album the band's best in decades [Baltimore City Paper]
Coucilmember Vincent Orange's film incentive [...]

Arts Roundup: They Danced Since They Wanted to Edition

The Civil-Disobedience Two-Step: As promised, dancers gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on Saturday to dance in opposition to the arrest a week ago of...dancers in the Jefferson Memorial. There were no arrests this time, although U.S. Park Police eventually closed down the memorial. WaPo has a photo gallery.
Word is No Police Cruisers Were Harmed: Daniel [...]

Silence = Unprofessional: The Wojnarowicz Panel

During last night's panel at the Washington Jewish Community Center, National Portrait Gallery historian and "Hide/Seek" curator David Ward said that removing an important artwork from the show threatened to undermine the entire exhibit. He said that the work represented a fine example of the themes that the show's critics don't want to discuss. He [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 17

No deep reflections or wise words this week. Just housekeeping: If one of your tweets has been immortalized in Far Out vs. Hot Dang, you are forever a member of the Twitter list. YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CULTURAL ELITE. Be cool about it, OK?

"I get a lot of compliments on my female figures"
"Though [...]

A Fire in Her Belly: Penny Starr, the Conservative Activist Who Punked the Smithsonian

A number of heroes and villains have emerged in the controversy following the Smithsonian Institution’s decision to remove a video work by David Wojnarowicz on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Victoria Reis, director of scrappy D.C. nonprofit Transformer, quickly showed A Fire in My Belly after it was taken down last week. On the [...]

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