October 7, 2012 • 5:38 am
Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.
Warhol grew up in industrial Pittsburgh. Today’s college-bound rarely have direct contact with the manual trades.
Yet work of bold originality and stunning beauty continues to be done in …
More via Camille Paglia: How Capitalism Can Save Art – WSJ.com.
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“I had a dream about someone killing me.” The first line spoken by Jack Ferver in his solo “Two Alike,” a collaboration with the visual artist Marc Swanson, led me to believe that I was in for a tortured journey. But it soon became clear that Ferver is not interested in maudlin self-pity. To be sure, the performance of …
MORE via Jack Ferver: Dance of the Bullied Child : The New Yorker.
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The Center held its second installment of The Conversations on Philanthropy series at The Paley Center for Media on February 9, 2012. USC’s Dana Gioia and Steven Lavine, President of the California Institute of the Arts, led a captivating discussion on philanthropy and the arts. The Center initiates this intimate series to bring together various segments of philanthropy –foundation executives, family foundation trustees, and individual donors–with noted experts in the field to discuss issues of keen interest.
View a video of the Conversation,
via Conversations on Philanthropy: Philanthropy and the Arts | The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy.
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