1. Ariana Grande and the Appropriation of Foreign Scripts: A Tale as Old as 10th Century Byzantium

    Date 18 Feb 2019
    January 29, 2019: Pop superstar Ariana Grande revealed a new tattoo to celebrate the release of her single “7 Rings.” The Japanese characters on her palm, intended to say 7 rings, actually meant BBQ grill 10th Century, Christian Constantinople: A glass bowl was decorated with elaborate medallions of classicized figures,…

  2. Exploring Tenderness in Art at the VAV Gallery

    Date 06 Feb 2019
    By Nicholas Raffoul For their first exhibition of the year, Concordia University’s VAV Gallery explores the concept of tenderness (both physically and emotionally) of artistic mediums, as well as vulnerable sensations such as love, grief, and intimacy in I FEEL TENDER. Vulnerability and tenderness is a theme in both artistic…

  3. An Archive of Disappearing Landscapes

    Date 29 Jan 2019
    By Marie-Caroline Roussel Mario Colonel is a French photographer who settled in Chamonix when he was 25 years old. Passionate about mountain-climbing, he wanted to become a mountain guide but eventually chose to walk a more artistic path. For decades, he has scouted European mountain ranges, sometimes exploring other parts…

  4. A 21st Century Warhol

    Date 29 Jan 2019
    By Olivia Anzalone The ultra-popular retrospective at the Whitney, Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again, presents a modern vision of the eponymous pop artist. Few artists are as present in both the art world and in mainstream society as Warhol. The artist’s carefully curated persona and…

  5. Art Out of Sight: Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim

    Date 25 Jan 2019
    By Laure Brézard Don’t feel uncultured if you haven’t heard about the painter Hilma af Klint (until last week, I hadn’t either, and until the first solo exhibition in the US dedicated to her opened at the Guggenheim last October, I doubt many people outside the art world had). The…

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