Tying up loose ends and making plans for the new semester, this week's activities were like a spring cleaning of sorts and had me turning attention to several neglected projects and dusting off and catching up on all sorts of things. I love the end of an academic year for just this kind of organizing-- the prospect of long uninterrupted chunks of time to think, research, plan, and write is both exciting but also a bit daunting.
The social media landscape this week has still been very much caught up with discussion of Prince's passing and legacy, and then the surprise drop of Beyonce's latest album Lemonade drew attention and discussion for her combined use of film and the long album format as a revival or remix of more traditional media forms. Then of course there was the teasing out of the more personal and salacious details of the album's content. I have included what I think was one of the best think pieces on that topic in this week's media picks, but I am looking forward to seeing and reading more on this album in the future. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and happy reading!
List of Links (for quicker linking):
- IN CONVERSATION: JAMES FRANCO The celebrity makes a case for his art before his critic.
- Would You Win Jeopardy’s Art-World Lightning Round?
- What does a female artist have to do to get a major solo show?
- Slavoj Žižek: 'Trump is really a centrist liberal'
- 'Social disruptor' Scott Rogowsky reads ridiculous books in public (PODCAST)
- Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster on Making Taxi Driver
- Beyoncé’s Lemonade and the Sacredness of Sex
- Is virtual reality the future of documentaries?
- In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing
- When Honey-Coated Nude Performance Art Loses Its Sting