Artist Kehinde Wiley as an example of Reconstructivist Art. Kehinde Wiley is an African American visual artist, known primarily for his lush, full-scale portraits of young urban African American men in contemporary clothing, but striking[…]
A month or so ago, I explored the “cover songs” side of alt classical music, a genre that combines the pleasures of classical music with the vitality of more modern forms. This month, I want[…]
I knew even before the house lights went down that I needed to approach this film in the right frame of mind. I knew not to expect a rational or linear plotline, that my disbelief[…]
A few years ago, I participated in a number of the remix contests sponsored by the Indaba website –a chance to play producer with some big name artists. Generally I tried to work chiefly with[…]
Reconstructivist Art: American Born Chinese is a critically acclaimed graphic novel by Asian American writer/illustrator Gene Yang, which centers around what at first seem like three very different narratives. The first is a superhero-themed retelling[…]
Parisian audiences famously rioted at the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Although often cited as evidence that the audience simply didn’t understand what they were hearing, the opposite is arguably true –they recognized the[…]
The 2014 Columbus Invitational Arts Competition’s Performing Arts Showcase is this Saturday, August 23rd, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center 549 Franklin Avenue, 7-9pm. The Columbus Invitational (CIAC) is in its third year of featuring[…]
I’m a believer in philosophy in action. My main project in recent years is the Columbus Invitational Arts Competition. Since this annual event is reaching it’s culmination next week, I thought I’d take the time[…]
I finally got a caption accepted into the New Yorker Caption Contest. Time to add “published in the New Yorker” to my resume! Vote here, but only if you like my caption the best!
Both wrestle with the concept that everything we ordinarily view as “reality” could be in fact a highly convincing illusion.