What’s up? Several public and private agencies have changed their graphic identities and even names.
Visual Arts Review: Helina Metaferia’s “Generations” — A Story of Heritage and a Call for Change
The social message of Generations is powerful and clear: it is time to be AWAKE + OUTRAGED.
Visual Arts Review: The Photographs of Deana Lawson — Portals to Possibilities
Viewers are invited to make what they will of the show’s images — to let their imaginations come up with their own expansive and beautiful stories.
Visual Arts Review: Virgil Abloh Is Bringing in the Outside at the ICA
“Figures of Speech” is a kind of aesthetic/political injection: its messages are put across by pieces that seamlessly blend a number of genres, including sculpture, music, graphics, and film.
Dance Review: Smile and Sneer — Mark Morris at the ICA
Now 58, the noted choreographer’s succinct gestural language, coincident use of music and musical ideas, and spatial elasticity is now completely second nature.
Fuse Dance Review: PERFORMANCE — A Parade of Passersby
No amount of postmodern theory can paper over the fact that a half-baked cake, even one made with tasty ingredients, fails to satisfy.
Film Review: The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival — A Very Good Year
An annual gathering of superb new animation from around the world. This year’s standouts include “Oh Willy…” from Belgium and “Virtuoso Virtual” from Germany.
Film Interview: Director Jane Gillooly on Sex, Lies, and Audiotape
This unique and carefully constructed impressionistic narrative encourages viewers to free-associate, assess, and imagine the romantic relationship through the filter of their own memories and experiences.
Dance Review: Putting the Id in Kid: Faye Driscoll at the ICA
Over the next 90 minutes, Faye Driscoll and Aaron Mattocks stepped, bounced, shrieked and scrabbled through a series of 20 to 30-count episodes, much of it having to do with orality.
Music Review / Commentary: Surprise Packages — Marc Ribot, solo guitar / Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Honesty is Best Policy Disclosure: I was in the hall to hear Mostly Other People Do the Killing. I’d heard the band on CD, and I knew that the only way I could appreciate them fully was to attend a performance.