2018 will vault us firmly into the long-awaited and highly-anticipated next era: the Postdigital Age. In apocalyptic fashion, millennials ridden with Apple Watch anxiety and social-media-posing muscle spasms will band together to give up their gadgets for good, with Urban Outfitters, naturally, in the vanguard.
The Crimson sat down with John Wang '16 to discuss his public art installation at the Radcliffe Institute.
"I tried to sort of complicate our understanding of why it is we either opt in or opt out of certain surveillance practices."
Boston's contemporary art scene is often perceived as a backwater, simply a little sister to New York's. Yet the city has a cultural ecology all its own, one that benefits from a concentration of universities and a strong sense of local community, but that may now be threatened by rising costs of living. The Crimson takes an in-depth look at the area's artistic environment.
“I think as a mechanism of culture, art is inherently entangled in the sociopolitical issues and dramas of the time"
Shoppers keeping up to date on the latest legal action may realize that the creative work they enjoy wearing does not, in fact, originate in the places they purchase it.
As the year draws to a close, it comes time to reflect, or maybe in the case of 2016, to forget.
Harvard College promises its undergraduates a liberal arts education, but under its online course catalog, departmental classes are categorized under four distinct headings. The widespread ingrained sense of division between the arts and sciences traces back to popular ideas about brain lateralization: The left hemisphere processes logical information, and the right hemisphere, creative. But what of the students interested in studies that fall within the intersection of disciplines?
The man who crashed cars in “The Hills” and burned alive in “Can’t Feel My Face” is alive and well and has apparently learned nothing about the grim realities of mortality.
The Lilypad, a tiny performance space and art gallery at the heart of Inman, is a far cry from the frenzy of university life. The venue hosts writers, musicians, and artists and, according to its website, brings audiences “The Most Original Live Music in the World. Every night.”
Boston's MFA opened two smaller fall exhibitions this weekend, focusing on contemporary artist Terry Winters and modernist photographer Imogen Cunningham.
Beneath their stunningly tousled tresses, the women of Fifth Harmony wear construction chic leotards that are about as appropriate for manual labor, as, well, women.
Soldiers had used the blank bed canvases on their cots to scrawl messages and drawings as they sailed away from home.
In just over an hour, Iascone plans to detail some of the best—and worst—moments of his amorous pursuits. And he isn’t deterred by the especially intimate nature of the show’s content. “I think [the stage] a really good place for comedy because it’s a place where you can really be vulnerable,” he says. “When you’re up there and telling something that’s personal to you and happened to you, the audience is automatically engaged in this human experience.”
"Megacities Asia," exploring issues of contemporary urbanism through large-scale installations, opened at the Museum of Fine Arts.