To say that we're fed up with this cold weather in May (!!) might be an understatement. All the more reason to immerse ourselves in artsy events this week, keep reading interesting articles and be productive at work. The lack of picnics in the park can only be a good thing as we set our timers to be productive for 25 minutes at a time (see For The Homebody section below). The remainder of the week will be spent browsing the visualized map of the art world and thinking about our portfolio career. As always, if you're on the job hunt - We've got you covered.
“Independent cinema is moving out of the art house and into every house.”
— Sean Fennessey, Editor-in-Chief, The Ringer in "The End of Independent Film As We Know It"
Reads and Feeds: Words That Lingered
Artist Transforms Dirty Cars in Moscow into Incredible Works of Art, Pinar, My Modern Met; We're fascinated with Moscow artist and illustrator Nikita Golubev (aka ProBoyNick) who is using the dirty cars and trucks of the Russian city as his canvas by transforming them into pieces of art (see image above)
The End of Independent Film As We Know It, Sean Fennessey, Medium; A comprehensive and detailed analysis of how Netflix, Amazon and others have changed the landscape of independent film forever and how these shifts impact distribution companies and film studios.
The global art scene—visualized—on a crafty, updating map, Ephrat Livni, Quartz; One of the most comprehensive visualizations of the art world to date, made possible through the scraping of data from Facebook as well as user submissions. It started off as a project by engineer Som Vilaysack and took on a life of its own.
What Sold at Frieze New York, Anna Louie Sussman, Artsy; The week after Frieze is a good time to review what was popular, which artists did well and what galleries sold the most. It's also a good time to realize that you will probably never have $1.1 million in pocket money to purchase an original El Anatsui.
How to Launch a Successful Portfolio Career, Michael Greenspan, Harvard Business Review; Once upon a time, the term 'portfolio career' might have carried a negative connotation. That's no longer the case, and we're happy to embrace the concept full-heartedly. Because, you know, haven't we been doing this in the arts all along?
This Week Around Town
MONDAY, MAY 8
Tea & Talk: "The Jazz Age"
A panel of experts will examine the interplay of media over afternoon tea, enjoy an insiders’ perspective of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s. Join the exhibition’s curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr, who will be in conversation with design historian Pauline Metcalf about the pioneering role of American women in the era’s new profession of interior design.
3:00pm - 4:30pm; Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, 2 E 91st Street, New York 10128; $25-$35
TUESDAY, MAY 9
Spring/Break Art Show - BKLYN IMMERSIVE
As a break from the typical show in March as a curator-driven art fair, the BKLYN IMMERSIVE will be a curated exhibition featuring a dozen artists focusing on site-specific, immersive installations and environments.
12:00pm - 7:00pm; 300 Flatbush Avenue Extension (b/t Willoughby Street & Fleet Street); Free
Town Hall: An Open Meeting with the Dance/NYC Junior Committee | Mapping Our Community
With the backdrop ignited by New York City’s forthcoming Cultural Plan framing the conversations throughout the dance field, join Dance/NYC Junior Committee (JComm) for an open meeting to help map the cohort's needs and the current issues facing the dance community at a grassroots level.
7:00pm - 8:30pm; 305 Barnard Hall, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY, enter through the main gates at 117th Street and Broadway ; Free; RSVP here.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
Immigrants Back Then And Now
As we strive to understand all points of view and engage productive conversation, The Tenement Museum brings together an expert panel to examine the pervasive myths about immigrants past and present, why and how they have persisted over time, and ways to address them today.
6:30pm - 8:00pm; Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002; Free
THURSDAY, MAY 11
Driving Workforce Engagement Through The Arts
Join the Arts & Business Council of NY and Steelcase to learn how the arts and intentionally designed spaces can build competitive advantage and address core retention, engagement and creativity challenges.
5:30pm - 8:00pm; Steelcase WorkLife New York City, 4 Columbus Circle, New York 10019; Free
SATURDAY, MAY 13
Survival Creativity by Carrie Schneider
The Frick Collection hosts a two-day symposium for art historians, museum staff and grad students. Highlights include a look at Lewis Baltz in the impactful, New Topographics photography exhibition and a discussion on “Velázquez as a painter and curator.
Friday, 2:30pm - 6:00pm (reservations required); Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm; The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street, New York; Free
FOR THE HOMEBODY
Got 25 minutes to really do something productively?
The sixth episode of FABNYC's Art Work podcast discusses the NYC Cultural plan and tries to unpack the term “Culturally Specific Organizations.”
The Job Hunt
- Marketing Manager, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey
- Senior Proposals Writer, Phillips Auctioneers, NYFA Classifieds
- Entertainment Marketing Assistant, Creative Artists Agency, LinkedIn
- Executive Assistant, Development, Friends of the High Line, NYFA Classifieds
- 2017 Spring Internships, Center for Italian Modern Art, ArtFrankly