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05.04.2014 | | Posted at 07:58 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Quiet you gaudy man!Slowly slides the old house from the hill. The old blue skyis stuck hopelessly between branches and leaves.Don't call me there!A striking number of nations have declared a national animal, a national bird, a national flower (a.k.a. "floral emblem"), a national fruit, a national dance, a national tree, a national sport, a national color, even a national personification (e.g. "Un...
04.21.2014 | | Posted at 02:38 PM
By Tyler Friedman
"For years I said if I could only find a comfortable chair I would rival Mozart," wrote twentieth century composer Morton Feldman. While most would not insist on such grandiose results, it is easy to commiserate with Feldman: the success of a creative endeavor is tied up with the space of creation. It seems intuitively true that the 'great American novel' could not be written in the stultifying sq...
04.14.2014 | | Posted at 03:38 PM
By Tyler Friedman
The Milwaukee Art Museum is the city's visual signature. The Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, Reiman Bridge, and whale tail of a brise soleil constitute the corner office of Milwaukee's central business district. The city's Wikipedia page - the top search result when one googles "Milwaukee" - features MAM in the uppermost photograph depicting the city. I rest my case. Indeed...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Performance and visual art by Jeanine Durning and Kyoung Ae Cho

 Jeanine Durning has been ‘inging’ since 2010. ‘Inging’? Let’s break it down. ‘Ing,’ of course, denotes the English language’s present progressive tense for actions that are present and ongoing. ‘Inging,’ then, would be the present and progressive activity of presently and progressively acting.
04.07.2014 | | Posted at 04:52 PM
By Tyler Friedman
It is a stubborn prejudice that art and industry stand in irreconcilable opposition. But the success and staying-power of Kohler Co.’s Arts/Industry program evidences a dissatisfaction with their strict separation and an insistence that they be sublated into a higher unity. Why should the useful not be beautiful and the beautiful useful?To cast the question from a slightly different, but harmoni...
03.30.2014 | | Posted at 05:28 PM
By Tyler Friedman
"There was theatre (Griffith), poetry (Murnau), painting (Rossellini), dance (Eisenstein), music (Renoir). Henceforward there is cinema. And the cinema is Nicholas Ray." Had he waited a few decades to deliver this pronunciamento, Jean-Luc Godard could have added another category: Wes Anderson is contemporary cinema's virtuoso of fairy tales. The designation is carefully chosen. I don't say '...
03.23.2014 | | Posted at 10:31 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Major decisions concerning the presence and vitality of the arts in Milwaukee are afoot. The Spirit of Milwaukee ("A 501(c)3 private non-profit corporation whose mission is to educate the public, both locally and nationally, about greater Milwaukee's many cultural, educational, historical and scientific institutions.") has commissioned a report by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, T...
03.16.2014 | | Posted at 09:15 PM
By Tyler Friedman
This week offers an unusually generous serving size of art happenings. So, in the grand tradition of full course dinners, the amount of information will be kept to a tasteful minimum so as to avoid glutting you before we reach the after-dinner digestifs.Let's begin with the calls...The alliteration-happy South Shore Frolics Festival of Arts has put out a call for artists. On July 13, MKE's gorgeou...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Milwaukee will be site of a conference and exhibits

From March 19-22, Milwaukee has the honor of hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. It’s only right, then, that this week’s art happenings all revolve around the medium.
02.28.2014 | | Posted at 04:49 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Is your life of late a constant push and pull of, on the one hand, cabin fever driving you outdoors and, on the other hand, the cold holding you in? Olympic worthy are the somersaults of rationalization that eventuate in deciding to stay in, kept company only by a bottle of Merlot and your Netflix account. Forsooth, Milwaukee winter feels like Siberian exile. But take heart: the visual arts commu...

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