Through Art, South Africa Speaks
There’s not enough here to glean a sweeping sense of this artistic tradition — but in setting out to say just a little, this exhibit says plenty through its complicated, thoughtfully displayed emotional tensions.
The Art of Rebounding in NYC
On Wednesday evening, I attended the opening performance of “I Love You Because,” which is showing in the Saybrook Underbrook twice more tonight. If you need something to boost your spirits this weekend, this performance is a great choice (and I’ve got a couple dozen super excited prefrosh and their parents to back me up). »
Seeking Rhythm in Byzantine Iconography
Saints, beards and egg tempera – the Byzantines are back! George Kordis is reconceptualizing Byzantine iconography to focus on the relationship between the body and the sacred, giving traditionally two-dimensional spiritual subjects a humanity visitors can relate to. Until April 25, you can check out his work in an exhibit titled “Rhythm and Light” at the Institute of Sacred Music’s Gallery of Sacred Arts, and experience a refreshing connection to this celebrated artistic tradition.
Gypsy Needs No Stage Mother
If I were Gypsy’s stage mother, I’d point my finger toward the Off Broadway Theater and insist, “this way, everyone,” and “a little louder with the applause, please.” When I head over to catch the Wednesday night dress rehearsal, I’m pulling out my phone, expecting to have to call to get in. Instead, I find »
Roman Ruins and Human Drama
European landscape fans: it’s time to get your fix. An impressive collection of Richard Wilson’s 18th century paintings and drawings is currently on display at the Yale Center for British Art. It’s the first major exhibit devoted to Wilson’s work in 30 years, triumphantly timed with his 300th birthday. Until June 1, you can take »
Credit for an Incomplete
“Works in Progress” respects Tennant not only for the quality of his creation, but also for the force of his fantasy. Although Lascar never made it into circulation, he has found safe harbor on the Beinecke’s shelves.
A Social Education Onstage
Is it a choice between art and social awareness, or can a performance grapple with both? As The Defendant leaves us in discussion about both this school system nightmare and the depth of its characters , it passes with honors.
A Warm Welcome, in Pictures
A presentation this ambitious could easily overwhelm, and I’ll admit that this is how I felt when I found that the information booklet had a spine. But once tamed by the Beinecke curators, the exhibit is a creature of the large and friendly sort.
Middletown and the Paradox of Belonging
On Thursday night, I spent three hours in Middletown, an “ordinary place” in an “ordinary time.” Built on the ruins of two other towns, it claims a main street called Main Street, its own public library and a handful of questionable Native American legends. The citizens of Middletown are talkative, endearingly awkward and friendly enough. »
“Okay, but what do you want me to do about it?” I ask the woman in the pink dress. She stares tiredly at me, her head resting on her fist.
Adina Hoffman: Narrating Nonfiction
Adina Hoffman embraces her American and Jewish roots to write with a unique world-view. WEEKEND had the chance to meet up with Hoffman to discuss her work, her prize, and what it means to write great nonfiction.