A critic surveys the Wynn Las Vegas art holdings and asks, “What can compete with a hanging parasol garden, life-size crystal peacocks, anemone-lantern trees, dramatic drapery edged with passementerie, and swirling golden mosaics, as well as carpets, ceiling moldings, and chandeliers fit for royalty?”
The American Art-Union offers a model for supporting artists with direct engagement from the American public. For an art world struggling in the pandemic economy, it could offer a solution.
Poet Anders Carlson-Wee on the skateboarding aesthetic, the benefits of dumpster diving, and the dangers of ideological conformity.
Elliot Caplan and Mirra Bank watch dance with eyes and minds open to creative possibilities. They each create films that deepen understanding of the notoriously ephemeral art form.
Mario Torero on leaving art school, his place in the Chicano art movement, and fifty years of bringing color to the streets.
Ken Thomson exemplifies a new generation of composers tasked with picking up the pieces of music history.
Conrad Winslow on the interdisciplinary inspiration behind his work, feeling the music, and the 21st-century taste for disjunction.
Billi Kid uses stickers to collaborate with a community of artists online and IRL.
Bamuthi on the importance of art to community and the risks inherent in how we consume culture now.
Mariel Roberts explains how new music opens ears, and minds.