Arts News Digest – May 2018

Photo: Supernova, created by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, was one of the iconic artworks at Coachella 2018. (Photo courtesy Goldenvoice)

 

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House to take its rightful place in Palm Springs (Palm Springs Life)
The house arrived in Palm Springs in February 2017 as a highlight of Modernism Week, and plans are for it to be permanently installed in 2020 at the new city park space across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum.

 

IDEAS

Is crowdfunding a model for creative people and spaces? (artnet news)
Some are turning to Patreon, an online platform where patrons can donate between $3 and $500 per month to support musicians, writers, artists, content creators, and others.

Looking at art helps make you a better leader (Harvard Business Review)
Art, it turns out, can be an important tool to change how leaders see their work. A program at Rhode Island School of Design Museum reveals valuable lessons for leaders in any field.

 

INNOVATION

Arts Tank puts money on the line for creativity with big impacts (Coachella Valley Weekly)
California Desert Arts Council announces Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs, a Shark Tank-like program inviting creative people and organizations to pitch big-impact ideas to win valuable support. Applications are available online and due August 15, 2018.

 

LITERARY ARTS

Is it still possible to make a living as a freelance writer? (Medium)
Declining pay for freelance writer hurts more than just the quality of the prose. Some of the most skilled and thoughtful writers are leaving the profession.

 

MUSIC

High Desert festivals will draw music lovers from around the world (Coachella Valley Independent)
Two festivals — Joshua Tree Music Festival (May 17-20) and Stoned and Dusted (May 26-27) — make the High Desert the place for music lovers to be this month. Robin Linn reports.

Splash House announces lineup for June event (Cactus Hugs)
Splash House has announced the lineup for the June 8-10 event in Palm Springs. The three-day pool fest will take place at the Renaissance, Riviera, and Saguaro hotels and headliners include Duke Dumont, Blacklizt, What So Not, Chris Lake, Dusky, Justin Martin and others.

 

THEATRE

‘2 Across’ a light-hearted, upbeat, fun season finale at CV Rep (Coachella Valley Independent)
The two-character comedy 2 Across is “fun, funny and, yes, romantic,” says critic Bonnie Gilgallon of the production, which continues through May 20 at CV Rep in Rancho Mirage.

New website will promote live theater in the Coachella Valley (Coachella Valley Weekly)
The founders of The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project, which has been producing shows and events in the desert since 2007, is launching palmspringstheatre.com on May 15. The site and a print version slated for November publication will offer local theater listings and information.

 

VISUAL ART

Coachella art installations gave the music a run for its money (artnet news)
Massive, Instagram-friendly art installations at Coachella are getting as much social media love as the marquee-name musicians. Here’s why.

Will U.S. government regulate art dealers? (The Art Newspaper)
Lawmakers are working on legislation that would subject U.S. art dealers to financial regulation that could prove challenging for galleries, an art-law firm warned its clients this week.

A new boom in ceramic art (The Guardian)
Record auction prices, pottery classes bursting at the seams, Instagram superstars, and innovative young artists … what’s behind the boom in all things clay?

Pacific Standard Time added $430 million to SoCal economy (artnet news)
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, which included two exhibitions at Palm Springs Art Museum and one at Sunnylands Center and Gardens, attracted millions of visitors, supported thousands of good-paying jobs, and helped drive another year of record-breaking tourism in Los Angeles, a report says.

TED-style art history platform promotes arts education online (The Art Newspaper)
The new website Heni Talks has more than 25 videos and plans to post a new film every two weeks — many presented by high-profile artists and art-world figures such as Damien Hirst, Jeremy Deller, and The Art Newspaper’s new editor Alison Cole.