Things That Gave Me Life This Week #2

Pachinko  This novel by Min Jin Lee follows multiple generations of a Korean family who emigrated to Japan during the Japanese occupation of Korea and who stay in Japan through and after World War II. While the novel rewards some characters for putting in the hard work to keep their family afloat, ultimately it shows… Continue reading Things That Gave Me Life This Week #2

Things That Gave Me Life This Week #1

Every take of Charlie’s song It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a show that I’ve heard a lot about but had never seen. We just got Hulu with my partner’s student Spotify account, so we started watching this series (he’s seen it many times, apparently). Although some of the jokes have definitely aged badly (or… Continue reading Things That Gave Me Life This Week #1

Thoughts on ‘Picasso and Paper’ When Watched While Sheltering-in-Place

Just watched the Royal Academy of Arts’ livestream of their Picasso and Paper exhibition. I had some thoughts. I think it’s interesting that cubism was named by an art critic; the creation of “Cubism” was not necessarily a conscious act; what happens to an art form when someone names it? Does it restrict it? Does… Continue reading Thoughts on ‘Picasso and Paper’ When Watched While Sheltering-in-Place

How Instagram is Changing Art

Note: this was originally published on the previous incarnation of the blog. It’s been reposted here with the original date retained. In ‘Is Instagram Changing Art?’, a video from The Art Assignment, host Sarah Urist Green explores how the invention of Instagram changes the ways in which we experience and interact with art. There are several ways… Continue reading How Instagram is Changing Art

Learning to Love You (and me) More

Note: this was originally posted elsewhere and was moved here in December 2020. Do you remember the art project Learning to Love You More? Learning to Love You More was a crowdsourced art project/experiment created by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. July and Fletcher would post art assignments to the website, and people all over the… Continue reading Learning to Love You (and me) More