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A Novel, a Sculpture, and a Ballet, Tree of Codes Builds Transitory Somethings Out of Nothings   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Olafur Eliasson, Wayne McGregor, Jaime xx at Park Avenue Armory September 14th - September 21st
Posted 9/22/15

Tree of Codes is the collaborative production of three artists practicing at the forefront of the performing and visual arts today: choreographer Wayne McGregor, artist Olafur Eliasson, and producer/DJ Jamie xx. The full-length ballet, which completed its US premiere run at the Park Avenue Armory this week, was inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s conceptual novel of the same name. The label “writer” attributed to Foer for this work is somewhat imperfect. At once a sculptural object and work of l... [more]

Stories in Song and Shadow: An Interview with Sahra Motalebi  
8/10/14 Posted 8/10/14

New York, Aug. 2014: Sahra Motalebi’s multimedia performance operetta, Intangible Heritages, Belief's Demise, staged at New York’s Sculpture Center in February, told the stories of neglected archetypical characters. Among the characters that Motalebi conjured from an ancient Eastern literary heritage were a prostitute, a warrior-prisoner, and an elderly recluse. She lyrically presented their interlaced narratives while they moved through a projected shadow play praised by curator Kari... [more]

The Nebulous Lines Between Art and Fashion   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Alex Noble at Londonewcastle Project Space August 31st, 2013 - September 10th, 2013
Posted 9/18/13

I have been thinking, lately, about the intersections between fashion and art and popular culture, ever since reading what I thought of as a particularly asinine quote from the pop star, Lady Gaga: "I really love the lyrics to ARTPOP, the title track," she told the gossip blog, Just Jared, when asked which were "the most powerful lyrics" on her latest album. “'We could belong together, ARTPOP.' The words seem really simple but it’s through the creative experiences with my friends that we’re able to create this thing that goes together &n... [more]

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