by Anna Tome
JUL-AUG 2014 | ArtSeen
On view at Paul Kasmin this past June was the under-represented Belarusian master Chaim Soutine. Life in Death: Still Lifes and Select Masterworks of Chaim Soutine featured 16 paintings of dead animals, landscapes, and a few portraits, giving a limited but nuanced look into the painters oeuvre.
by Alessandro Cassin
MAY 2014 | Music
It took 40 years for Robert Ashleys The Trial of Anne Opie Wehrer and Unknown Accomplices for Crimes Against Humanity to receive a New York staging. The last of three Ashley operas performed at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the Trial of Anne Opie Wehrer, written in 1968, marks a starting point in the composers nearly 50-year groundbreaking process of creating a truly American opera format for of 20th century. This performance established it as a seminal work in contemporary opera.