New York

Wellesley’s “Triggering” ‘Sleepwalker’ Sculpture Makes For Genuinely Meaningful Public Art

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Sometimes art ends up being more meaningful and resonant than it was intended to be because of the way the public responds to it — and when that happens, the work becomes all the more powerful and dynamic. A small but very of-the-moment example of this phenomenon can be found in the artist Tony Matelli’s sculpture Sleepwalker, which will be arriving on NYC’s High Line in April as part of a group exhibition called Wanderlust.
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‘The Knick’ Is Just as Concerned With the Policing of Bodies as It Is With Fixing Them

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Any time a character appears on The Knick who is female, black, Chinese, Jewish, sacrilegious, or poor, a viewer who’s familiar with the show might well start tensing up, waiting for some form of abuse to befall them. More and more, The Knick‘s depiction of the 1900s seems to survey the coalescence of systems of American oppression that still persist, a map of a power structure that spells out collective misery — even for the privileged.
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‘The Knick’ Will Return October 16; Teaser Hints at San Francisco Bubonic Plague Subplot

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With its putrefying noses, cocaine-injected phalluses and depiction of brutal racism in turn-of-the-century NYC, The Knick‘s first season was one of the toughest watches on television in 2014. With Steven Soderbergh directing every episode, employing hand-held cinematography, anachronistic scoring, and evoking stunning performances, it was also one of the best. Now, the first teaser for the second season — along with its release date — has been shared.
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Flavorwire Premiere: JiHAE’s “Brave Ones” Gives Voice to Her Father’s Vietnam PTSD

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The Vietnam War inspired some of the most powerful songs of its era, but it’s rare to hear it discussed by younger artists in the 21st century. This generation’s got its own political battles to fight, but from where New York rocker and multimedia artist JiHAE stands, our present is more connected to our wartime past than we want to acknowledge. It’s why she wrote “Brave Ones,” off her forthcoming album Illusion of You, after watching her father struggle with PTSD in the decades following his service in Vietnam.
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