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Image above: Vik Muniz
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.
Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.
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DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The creator of Disney's Broadway show "Lion King," Julie Taymor has collaborated with Bono and The Edge of the rock band U2 to bring a stage musical version of Spider-Man to the Broadway stage in January 2010.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT
June 13 – August 9, 2009
We will kick off our 25th Anniversary Season with an expanded Hip Hop Generation Next, our signature series that explores the global evolution of hip hop dance. The 2009 series will feature artists from New York City, Chicago, Sierra Leone, and Seoul, South Korea. It will begin on June 13, 2009 with the annual Block Party in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and continue in July and August with performances, ciphers (freestyle dance), dance battles, and forums in libraries and parks in Queens and the Bronx, in Manhattan, and in cyberspace.
Red Hook block party with hip hop dancing is usually in Coffey Park!
The French call it le graf or le tag: the style of urban artwork that was born nearly four decades ago on New York City subways and brick walls, influencing a generation of artists, self-taught and otherwise, across the world.
Now twin sisters, gallery owners in France, have organized an exhibition to celebrate the international stamp and cultural heft of what they prefer to call le street art, a genre that may have more establishment appeal abroad than it does in the United States. The show, “Whole in the Wall,” is billed as the largest exhibition of American and European street art from 1970 to today, and includes paintings, sculpture and photography.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Monday, May 25, 2009
Making it in New York City is tough. Few get the chance to live out their dreams, and the cast and crew of In the Heights know this all too well. This young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers have dreamed of making it on Broadway, but are well aware that a new original musical set outside a bodega in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights is a highly risky proposition. It took eight years in all, but they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, winning four Tony Awards along the way, including Best Musical and Best Score for a Musical. In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams chronicles the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of In the Heights in the months leading up to opening night.
The program premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (ET) on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances (channel 13).
Friday, May 22, 2009
The Arsenal Building (shown at right from the back side closest to the zoo) at Central Park is located at 64th Street at 5th Avenue in New York City, next to the Zoo.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Bushwick Arts Festival (here)
Ernesto Neto at Park Avenue Amory (pictured left, and here) - this Brazilian artist will install a 180 foot "soft sculpture" labyrinth to walk through!
FREE for high school students - opens May 14
Monday, May 4, 2009
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Friday, May 1, 2009
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Harlem Stage on Screen - FREE!
Tues May 5 at 7pm – Estilo Hip Hop
Join us for this sneak preview before its June air date on PBS. The film chronicles the lives of three hip hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with filmmakers Loira Limbal, Vee Bravo, and one of the film’s featured characters, Eli Efi, a hip hop artist/producer born and raised in São Paulo, Brasil. The film will also be broadcast on PBS in June.
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Harlem Stage is at 150 Convent Ave, at West 135th Street across from Aaron Davis Hall.
1 Train to 137th Street at Broadway. Walk south to 135th Street and walk east two blocks to Convent Ave. and 135th Street. Entrance of both the Gatehouse and Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Ave.
A, B, C, D to 125th Street at St. Nicholas Avenue. Walk east one block to Morningside Drive. and 125th Street. Walk north to 135th Street and Convent Ave (Morningside Drive. turns into Convent Ave. past 127th Street). Entrance of both the Gatehouse and Aaron Davis Hall is located on Convent Ave.