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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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Marcello Mastroianni and Maria Schell in Le Notti Bianche, 1957, directed by Luchino Visconti

VISCONTI AND MASTROIANNI

Between 1949 and 1956, Luchino Visconti directed Marcello Mastroianni onstage seven times, mostly in Rome. Reflecting the early years of what David Thomson called “Visconti’s taste for high–minded literary thunder,” Mastroianni played the younger son in Death of a Salesman, Michail Astrov in Uncle Vanya, and Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, among others For their […]

CONTEMPORARY ART AND WALTER BENJAMIN’S ARCADES

THE ARCADES: CONTEMPORARY ART AND WALTER BENJAMIN, a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum, “brings together contemporary art works inspired, consciously and unconsciously, by Walter Benjamin, one of the twentieth century’s most original and enigmatic thinkers. Benjamin’s The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is an undergraduate art-history staple, but true Benjaminiacs […]

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TAYLOR MAC AND KRISTY EDMUNDS

Over the last few years, a consortium of institutions and patrons from across the United States have come together to ensure the production of Taylor Mac’s ongoing, international sensation A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. In Los Angeles, one of Mac’s most committed—and eloquent—supporters is Kristy Edmunds, the executive and artistic director of the Center […]

UpEnd (2017), choreographed by Ephrat Asherie and David Parsons.
Image credit: Parsons Dance

PARSONS DANCE AT THE JOYCE

Parsons Dance will present two world premieres during its May 2017 engagement at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea. DANIEL (2017), choreographed by Omar Roman De Jesus, which “explores the youthful and uninhibited pursuit of joy,” was inspired by the choreographer’s work with dancers on the autism spectrum.* UP END (2017), choreographed by Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie and company founder […]