This month, we delve into the visual arts. We’re going to look at painter, photographers, installation artists, even a pop-up art shop. First up, we’ll look at a recreation of a Brazilian favela at Queens College created by Brazilian artists with a help from Queens College students. Next we’ll look at paintings by Susan Crile, whose work straddles the boundary between beauty and horror. We’ll then look at Rodolfo Caballero’s stunning photos of rural Mexico and the people who live and work there. We’ll look at an exhibtion on view at the James Gallery, go down into the subway systems to look at the MTA arts for transit program, and look at a pop-up art event on the Lower East Side.
Joachim Pissarro Guest Editor of Feb. Brooklyn Rail ft.: Howard Singerman, Jenny Jaskey, and Katy Siegel
Kim de Beaumont, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, Hunter College, City University of New York Professor de Beaumont continues her work on the artist Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780), the subject of the exhibition for which she was a full-time Guest Curator at The Frick Collection from 2005 to 2008. Her current activities include: "Les Salons de Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780)," an essay in French to be published in the Le Salon de l’Académie royale de peinture et sculpture: archéologie d’une institution, dir. Isabelle Pichet, Paris, Éditions Hermann, forthcoming 2014. The essay is based on the keynote lecture that Professor de Beaumont delivered at a CIERL (Cercle interuniversitaire d’étude sur la République des Lettres, Université Laval) symposium in Québec City in September 2012, organized by Dr. Isabelle Pichet and Dr. Thierry Belleguic, Université Laval. A lecture entitled “What Mozart Saw and What Saint-Aubin Heard: A View of the Concert Spirituel in 1778,” to be given in collaboration with a musicologist colleague (Dr. Beverly Wilcox, University of California, Davis) at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM; jointly with the Haydn Society of North America) on March 1, 2014 at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. http://www.secm.org/Conferences/secm6/secm6program.html and http://haydnsocietyofnorthamerica.org/activities2.php?activity=Bethlehem%202013:%20The%20Society%20for%20Eighteenth-Century%20Music%20and%20Haydn%20Society%20of%20North%20America%20Joint%20Conference
William Anastasi: Sound Works, 1963 – 2013, one in the January issue of Artnews and one in the February issue of Artforum