The Brooklyn Rail http://brooklynrail.org/images/rail-logotype.png The Brooklyn Rail http://brooklynrail.org brooklynrail.org rss feed http://brooklynrail.org Arts and Culture Copyright (c) 2005-2017, The Brooklyn Rail <![CDATA[Fostering A More Socially-Conscious Narrative Olivia Kate Cerrone with David Winner]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/04/books/Fostering-A-More-Socially-Conscious-Narrative-Olivia-Kate-Cerrone-with-David-Winner http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/04/books/Fostering-A-More-Socially-Conscious-Narrative-Olivia-Kate-Cerrone-with-David-Winner 2017-4-01T12:00:00Z
Olivia Kate Cerrone’s remarkable novella, The Hunger Saint, due to be released in April by Bordighera Press, takes us to a postwar Sicilian world not often written about or discussed: the sulfur mines where young boys called carusi worked in abysmally dangerous conditions, victims of a type of indentured servitude known as a soccorso morto.
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<![CDATA[Mapping a History of Activist Real Estate A new online project reveals the hidden history of a pioneering nonprofit]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/04/film/Mapping-a-History-of-Activist-Real-Estate http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/04/film/Mapping-a-History-of-Activist-Real-Estate 2017-4-01T12:00:00Z
Housing Works History shows history moving in cycles, too often backtracking and, on rare occasions, stumbling forward.
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<![CDATA[YOAN CAPOTE with Laila Pedro]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Yoan-Capote-with-Laila-Pedro http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Yoan-Capote-with-Laila-Pedro 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
Yoan Capote is a Cuban artist living in Havana who brings a powerful conceptual focus, a profound grounding in art history, and a multilayered, tactile execution to a body of work that spans installation, sculpture, and painting. Cerebral and deeply psychological, Capote’s work displays a compelling individual vocabulary of materials and themes that is as distinctively situated in a contemporary Cuban vernacular as it is universally evocative.
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<![CDATA[THE HELD ESSAYS ON VISUAL ART On Georgia O’Keeffe, In and Out of Sight]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/On-Georgia-OKeeffe-In-and-Out-of-Sight http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/On-Georgia-OKeeffe-In-and-Out-of-Sight 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
In an essay for the Tate’s retrospective exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe this past summer (2016), Griselda Pollock writes that as a young art historian in the 1970s, she initially could not “see” O’Keeffe’s work.
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<![CDATA[Katharina Grosse with Phong Bui]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Katharina-Grosse-with-Phong-Bui http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/art/Katharina-Grosse-with-Phong-Bui 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
The first time I encountered Katharina Grosse’s work was when she created her site-specific, spray-painted wall installation for the Drawing Center’s Selections Fall 1999 (September 10 – October 14, 1999), which also included the works of Steve Roden, Honda Takeshi, Barbara Cemilla Tucholski, and Paul Zawisha.
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<![CDATA[Strange Love at RadioLoveFest: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/dance/Strange-Love-at-RadioLoveFest http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/dance/Strange-Love-at-RadioLoveFest 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
It’s heartening to see that the BAM Harvey Theater is nearly full for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a celebration of forms with a tenuous grip on our cultural attention span. Ira Glass, producer of This American Life, hosts, while Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass of Monica Bill Barnes and Company join him as dancers.
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<![CDATA[Room for the Bigger Thing: ELLEN MADDOW and PAUL ZIMET with Lizzie Olesker]]> http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/theater/Room-for-the-Bigger-Thing http://www.brooklynrail.org/2017/03/theater/Room-for-the-Bigger-Thing 2017-3-01T12:00:00Z
The Talking Band has been making collaborative, experimental theater for over forty years, with a uniquely heightened theatrical awareness and a deeply musical sensibility.
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