Art Events of the Week, Dec 8-14

Art: ICA x YOWIE 3rd Annual Bookshop Pop-Up at the ICA, Friday from 6-9 pmWorkshops, Saturday and Sunday 2-4 pm Second Saturday Sketch at the Rodin Museum, Saturday at 10 am Mindfulness at the Museum at the ICA, Friday at 12 pm Film: Inland Sea at 3701 Chestnut St., Monday at 7 pm Other: Viola’s…

Best Science Photos

I have always loved science and I have recently become interested in the intersection between art and science. When reading the news recently, I came across an article describing awards given out annually by the Royal Society (the UK’s national science academy) for the best scientific photographs taken that year. These awards consider both the…

Streaming Services

I’ve often wondered that with all these streaming services accessible to the people, how necessary is tv. I remember when I wanted a tv in my room and then realizing that I wouldn’t even use it. It’s . difficult however because in the long run streaming services might result more expensive than a tv, but…

An Iliad at Arden Theatre Co.

This weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing An Iliad at the Arden Theatre. The show is a retelling of the Greek epic using a mix of song, modern vernacular, and classical storytelling techniques. This two person production—one poet and one musician—is truly one of the best theatrical experiences I have ever had, and the…

Redbubble

Redbubble is such a great site for artists that want to sell some of their pieces. It’s not the original art that you are selling but it is copies of it. For me it’s become a fun hobby to think on a day to day basis what would sell well and make it. Recently I…

Tim Kreider Feature

I would like to take this opportunity to write about an article under the guise of writing about said article’s author. The author, Tim Kreider, is a cartoonist and essayist for The New York Times; as clever as he seems to be miserable, Kreider has a unique approach to both the written word and the…

"Comedian" – Maurizio Cattelan

This singular story contains two headlines: first, that an artist taped a banana to a wall, entitled it “Comedian,” then sold the piece for $120,000; second, that someone subsequently ate the banana. Talk about a-peel-ing! In all seriousness, I admire these feats of artistry which challenge the very idea of art, and this serves as…

Public intervention for climate change

As we work on our projects to create meaningful public art interventions, I thought it would be cool to share this particular installation I came across. As we all know, climate change is the hot topic (no pun intended) that everyone is talking about — it’s very important to spread awareness about this issue and…

The Irishman Aging Technology

Over break, I watched the film ‘The Irishman’ on Netflix. It was about the life of a famous mob hitman Frank Sheeran (played by Robert De Niro), his mentor and leader of the Bufalino mob family Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci), and their involvement in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). Both De Niro and…

Olympics for Dance

This past weekend, two events happened: the US Open Swing Dance Championships and the International Lindy Hop Championships. These are both massive events that professional dancers train all year to attend and compete, and anyone is welcome to join to watch (and learn at ILHC). I highly recommend watching some of the routines/competitions; they’re genuinely…

"Little Birdies," r/Art, & The Hidden Gems of Internet Artistry

TRIGGER WARNING: Depictions of abuse IN LINKED ARTWORK. Just yesterday, a reddit user posted this piece by Yuliya Litvinova to r/Art, entitled “Little Birdies” (mistakenly identified in the reddit post as “Angels”). The work, which was apparently done for a Russian horror-art collection called Evil Book II, absolutely floored me. Even though it is intended…