As Carolina Miranda writes in her examination of LACMA’s debt load, “questions about the radical nature of the design — which includes an unorthodox plan for the building to straddle Wilshire Boulevard — and the project’s steep budget, have come up at every turn.” Miranda looks at the issues cited by the project’s critics — including two different groups that use “Save LACMA” in their names — and compares LACMA’s debt to other museums. It may be a numbers piece, but it’s a fascinating read about a major institution about to undergo tremendous change. … [Read more...] about Essential Arts: LACMA demolition is just weeks away. Will the budget hold?
Mirror backed art
The work, designed as a circular structure, about 28 feet in diameter and 12 feet tall, has an outer shell of acrylic, wood and glass, held together by metal. Printed on the outer panels are writings by students that they did towards the end of the workshop. A viewer can enter the structure, the centre of which is a sort of totem pole topped with a brass eagle and rainbow-hued strings flowing out from it. … [Read more...] about At Ashoka University, an art exercise for mental health
The goal was to move with Mare intuitively. We had a visual concept that differentiated between intimate scenes and more public scenes. We had ideas about how to use light, darkness, movement and stillness in certain moments of the story. Within those parameters, the cinematographer moved freely and intuitively through the scenes. Škaričić gave impulses that drew us closer to her, to stay on her face, or on her neck when she’s contemplating the situation herself, hesitant about what to do. … [Read more...] about Andrea Štaka on Berlin Panorama Player ‘Mare’
Support all aroundOne of the oldest dance crews in town is All For One, whose founder, Anto George, has been tying up with schools to provide Bboying and street dance lessons to children for years. Today, many among the city’s Bboyers are following suit, teaching either at schools or dance institutions. And with the inhibitions and ignorance around the dance having been dispelled, parents are now lapping it all up, giving their children one more talent to build. … [Read more...] about Chennai’s pocket-sized breakdancers
We were heartbroken when Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key would no longer be creating new episodes of their eponymously titled Comedy Central show, but we cheered up when we saw the two would reunite in the upcoming movie Keanu. It's a kitten caper that seems part-Pineapple Express, part pop- culture commentary. Also the cat in the movie is actually the titular Keanu, and no word yet whether O.G. Keanu makes an appearance. Out April 22. … [Read more...] about From Kanye to ‘Keanu’: 27 Movies, Books, Shows and Albums to Look Forward To in 2016