“The Favourite,” a strangely touching and outrageous period dramedy filmed at Hertfordshire, England, starring Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz, is the latest project of Greek artist Yorgos Lanthimos that will serve as the opening night film during the New York Film Festival (NYFF) on September 28, 2018.
The Baroque-Style Underwater Masterpieces of Christy Lee Rogers
For her latest series, titled “Muses,” Hawaiian-born visual artist Christy Lee Rogers created large-scale radiant images of ethereal figures, wrapped in colorful fabrics, submerged in illuminated water and photographed at night, aiming to expose “the vulnerabilities and beauty of the human body in an underwater setting.”
The Ekphrastic Poetry of Neil Ellman
New Jersey poet Neil Ellman has published over 1,200 poems – many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern and contemporary art. He has interpreted diverse works from Kandinsky and Matta to Banksy and Basquiat.
Celebrating the Hardworking History of English Ceramics
Pottery and ceramics are enjoying a revival in England. It’s early days, and it’s patchy, but there are some gloriously green shoots of renewal, investment, and public support. A visit to the Staffordshire Potteries opens up the history of this important industry and demonstrates why it thoroughly deserves a resurgence. And this year is the ideal time to visit, as they are marking 40 years since the last giant bottle oven was fired…
Thrashbird’s “Valley of Secret Values” in Oregon
Selfie culture, media craze, and over-reliance on technology in a society sliding into a state of general decadence are some of the hot-button issues Los Angeles-based artist “Thrashbird” is keen on exposing through his art.
New York’s MET to Address Conspiracy Theories in the West
“Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” exhibition, which will be on view from September 18, 2018, through January 6, 2019, on the 4th floor of The Met Breuer in New York, USA, aims to unravel the long-existing suspicion between the government and its citizens in the Western world, focusing on events that took place the period between 1969 and 2016.
“Michael Jackson: On the Wall” Exhibition at London’s NPG
An ambitious London exhibition, entitled “Michael Jackson: On the Wall,” is running through October 21st, 2018, at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in the UK, to highlight the enormous influence of the “King of Pop” on popular culture.
“Faces From the Past:” Double Exposure for Acclaimed Portrait Photography Show
Eminent British portrait photographer Donald MacLellan gives a repeat performance of his first highly acclaimed retrospective exhibition “Faces From the Past” this September. And, typically for him, it is to be staged at a regional gallery, chosen to bring art out of the city and closer to gallery-goers in the English provinces and countryside.
Giacometti’s Studio Replica Opens Doors in Paris
The Giacometti Foundation celebrates the exceptional talent of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) at the new Giacometti Institute, which officially opened its doors at 5 Rue Victor Schœlcher in the 14th arrondissement, in Paris, France.
Burning Man’s 30-Ton “Disco Ball”
“The ORB” is an eye-catching art installation designed by a group of architects and artists led by Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange from Copenhagen, Denmark, for Burning Man, the popular festival running from August 26th until September 3rd, 2018, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.