Mauro Restiffe in Torino
Mauro Restiffe (CRF 2014) is to open a show called “History as a Landscape,” running from the 31st of October to the 5th of January at OGR Torino. Learn more here.
Sally Gall, “Heavenly Creatures” book signing
You are invited to a book signing for Sally Gall (DG 2018)’s new monograph, Heavenly Creatures, with an introduction by Eric Fischl, recently published by powerHouse Books. Rizzoli Books: Tuesday November 5, from 6-8pm 1133 Broadway, between 25 and 26th Streets Learn more here.
María Elena González: Tree Talk
María Elena González (DG 2009)’s Tree Talk to open at the Brattleboro Museum in VT. “María Elena González’s Tree Talk is a multisensory, multimodal rumination on nature and art. The basic building block of the installation is the birch tree—its bark, its presence in the Maine woods, and the ways in which its animating spirit inspired the artist.” Running from […]
The Vulnerability Exchange: Composer Ricky Ian Gordon on the Creative Process and the Connecting Power of Music
In this episode, Susan talks with Ricky Ian Gordon (CRF 2009) about how life’s struggles, heartaches, and curiosities have shaped and affected his creative process throughout the years, and how he uses those experiences to distill the truth of our shared humanity into profound works of musical artistry. Listen here.
Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room Among Selected 2019-2020 Literature for Justice Program Titles
In the second year of the Art For Justice–funded program, five new titles—all authored by women—are selected to continue the Foundation’s work contextualizing mass incarceration through literature, chosen by a five-member committee. Among the chosen authors is Rachel Kushner (CRF 2016) for her “The Mars Room,” Scribner / Simon & Schuster. Set in the Stanville […]
Beneath Amitav Ghosh’s Gentle Tone Smolders a Polemical Fire
Amitav Ghosh (DG 2018), author of Gun Island, derides the liberal moralizing of the refugee crisis. Read the book review from The Nation here.
Christian Kesten Updates
From Christian Kesten (CRF 2016): “Fall has come, the choir piece is now online videowise, a young musician and performer from Cologne will perform my seven UNCOLOURED songs, I’m looking forward to working with some contemporary art students in Tallinn, with Maulwerker I will re-invent some historical scores at Hamburger Bahnhof, and I will coach […]
James Siena at Galerie Xippas, Paris
Advisory Council member James Siena (DG 2012) to be showing new paintings and drawings at Galerie Xippas in Paris, opening this Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition, Cascade Effect, will run until December 21.
FreedmanArt is pleased to present Shadowboxing, an exhibition that uniquely pairs the new works of photographer Nona Faustine and painter Kit White (DG 2010). The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 11th and the artists will be in attendance. Fall / Winter Exhibition 2019 – 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 5:30 – […]
Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Finds The Humanity In ‘Joker’
A music interview on NPR explains how “The new movie Joker is a psychological character study of a lonely, disturbed man who turns violent… [that] director Todd Phillips wanted to inspire empathy.” To give this comic book character human depth, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (CRF 2010), who can transform darkness into sensitive musicality, was used for the film’s […]