New York – The New York Review of Books celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday at Town Hall in midtown Manhattan. Crowds milled about on the sidewalk prior to the event, where founding NYRB editor Robert Silvers remembered the departing comment of his previous employer at...Read More »
Designer and director Robert Wilson speaks of the role played by a schematic in art’s emerging stages. “We start with something abstract and then fill it in,” he relates in an interview. “It’s as if an architect has designed a building: You have the megastructure and you live in the...Read More »
Suppose a creative individual intends to make items of pure utility. Can the resulting objects be rightly deemed high art by people of a later generation or another culture?
Museums contain many examples of such objects, wrote Marcel Duchamp: “African spoons were nothing at the time they were made, they were...Read More »