Arts: Visual Arts Interviews

Museum-Goers React to Brooklyn Museum’s Showcase of Zines

From now until March 31st, 2024, if you walk through the Morris A. and Meyer Shapiro Wing on the 4th floor of The Brooklyn Museum, you will have the chance to see the exhibit, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines. Last weekend, I had the privilege to visit the historic collection of zines and even conversed with my fellow museum-goers about their first impressions of this expansive exhibit.read more.

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Get Into the Zine Zone at the Brooklyn Museum

“This exhibition contains graphic content and language. Viewer discretion is advised.” – Brooklyn Museum

Consider yourself sufficiently advised. Entering the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, is tantamount to flinging yourself headlong into one of the countless, teeming, live alternative music venues like I frequented in my 20s and early 30s.read more.

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Sarah Lucas’ Happy Gas is An Unapologetic Look at Womanhood

The 1990s served as a turning point for many female creatives due to the rise of the DIY and Riot grrrl culture across the US and UK. Alternative media outlets such as zines and unconventional art forms allowed women to express their thoughts regarding various political and socio-economic issues. 

One of the most prominent artists to emerge from this time was Sarah Lucas, a London-based artist who gained recognition for her work during the Young British Artists movement of the late 1980s.read more.

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Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley Challenges Video Game Audiences

I had the opportunity to see Chicago-based exhibition space Wrightwood 659’s Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art that showcases the work of 17 contemporary artists about technology and art. One of the pieces that particularly hit me was Artistic Technologist (or TechNerd) Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley’s video game piece WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT (2020). read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts FF2 Reviews

The Renaissance Is Not Over in Beyonce’s Latest Concert Film

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé opened exclusively in AMC theatres on December 1, 2023. The 168-minute film chronicles the evolution of the 5-month world tour from inception to completion. Viewers experience the concert from the opening act to the closing song, along with what happened behind the curtain added intermittently, serving as intermissions between sets. read more.

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Je’Vida Marks First Feature Film in the Skolt Sámi Language

An aunt and niece duo reunite at a house they inherited only to explore the aging woman’s past of assimilation in a post-war Finland. Such is the synopsis of Katja Gauriloff’s 2023 film, Je’Vida. Chosen as an Official Selection at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, this black and white picture marks the first feature film in the Skolt Sámi language.read more.

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