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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Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life.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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In New York we let so many teens walk around the periphery, mildly shell-shocked by life, while the information that they need to make sense of their world sits in the center of the room. DogStarNYC welcomes them into the middle of the room; the blog tells them how to walk there. ” - Stacy L.
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!
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UPDATE: This post had the previous headline "Kill All the Black Monsters!" Some have taken issue with my INFLAMMATORY headline "Kill the Black Monsters" on Dog Star - here's my response: Black and brown teens are labeled "monsters" by the media, school districts, teachers, neighborhoods, the police...is it INAPPROPRIATELY INFLAMMATORY? Yes, but in my personal conversations with teens they often don't understand the underlying sociological factors behind these things. Does it over simplify? Sure. It's black death - it's always swept under the carpet unless it's Whitney and Michael. Other murders happen - as you point out - and the outrage isn't there. Maybe the Trayvon Martin case will further the national dialogue on these issues. And my headline isn't a CALL TO ACTION for teens. It is my take on the ATTITUDE taken by killers toward black and brown males - they have the attitude that they need to "Kill the black monsters!" We have decided to change the headline since the point is made in the post and may be misunderstood by some who take it out of context.
Go See "Question Bridge: Black Males" Smash Stereotypes @ Brooklyn Museum - Bring your friends! Tell your teachers!
Question Bridge: Black Males - Project Trailer from Question Bridge on Vimeo.
Monday, March 26, 2012
According to the usual Greek version, Marsyas found the aulos (double pipe) that the goddess Athena had invented and thrown away and, after becoming skilled in playing it, challengedApollo to a contest with his lyre. The victory was awarded to Apollo, who tied Marsyas to a tree and flayed him (removed his skin). His skin was displayed at Calaenae in southern Phrygia, as the Greek historians Herodotus and Xenophon report. According to the 2nd-century-ad Greek writer Hyginus, King Midas of Phrygia was given asses’ ears by Apollo when he voted for Marsyas.
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