BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 18, 2011 |
If like me you have an addiction to spending way too much time on the internet looking at memes, you have probably already heard of Slenderman. If not, you are in for a delightfully spooky treat.
Slenderman is an internet-generated urban myth. Atypical of most folklore, however, his origins are easily illuminated. On June the 8th 2009, the infamous online forums, Something Awful launched a “paranormal pictures” photoshopping contest, wherein one user, ... Read More
BY Janelle in Artsy on Feb 18, 2011 |
Presented by New York Classical Theatre, “The Rover” comes to the World Financial Center this March. In honor of Women’s History Month, Aphra Behn was the first female professional playwright in the English language. This feminist Restoration Comedy that premiered in 1677 will take its audience on a journey throughout the 3.5-acre venue. It is known for being far ahead of its time and explores what would happen if women were released from ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 17, 2011 |
As the title (and photo) insinuates, the mysterious Banksy is the Batman of street art. His work, by definition graffiti, by practice high art, expresses themes of existentialism, anti-capitalism, and anarchism. Like the aforementioned vigilante superhero, Banksy’s medium, however universally regarded as brilliant, has also been referred to as “art terrorism” and, inherently vandalism. He is just as beloved as he is reviled.
And, with an Oscar ... Read More
BY Janelle in Artsy on Feb 17, 2011 |
Don’t miss out this Saturday, February 19th, on not only an open bar at Gallery 151, but also a chance to support Swimming Cities and their crazy floating performance venue for the Ganges River, India. Set to float in April, this large-scale project consists of five separate pontoon boats that form together in a radial pattern and designed especially for the unique conditions of the Ganges.
A collaboration of local artists and Brooklyn’s Swoon, ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 16, 2011 |
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More