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ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION. Artist Mark Leckey has set up a kind of wonderful-sounding temporary art school in Redruth, England, which is on the pages of Guardian. Named Music and video lab (his concentrations), the month-long program aimed to attract young people who are usually locked out of art school. “If you’re not from a middle-class background,” Leckey told the paper, “art school is still seen as something that’s beyond you. I came out of art school thinking I wasn’t intellectually equipped to be an artist. “It’s given me the freedom to be who I am without the fear of someone telling me I wasn’t good enough, which I heard all the time in music school,” one student told her. Guardian. Leckey and his team are planning to organize more workshops.
ON THE MOVE. After 15 years in Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom Wales is stepping down as director of performing arts, music and film to become managing director of history Big ears music festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cleveland.com reports. in 2019, Steve Dollar covered the action-packed annual event for ARTnews , and described a “huge lineup of legendary songwriters, blue-chip contemporary music ensembles, rock heroes, jazz visionaries, electronic switchers, drone mavens, folksters, punks, and happy collaborative groups of all of the above.” And in London, Brett Rogers is planning to leave Gallery of Photographers at the end of 2022, after 16 years at the top, per ArtDaily.
On Monday, President Biden revealed the first image from The James Webb Space Telescope, which went into orbit late last year. It shows galaxies from just 600 million years after the Big Bang. More images from the device will be revealed this morning. [NASA and The New York Times]
In collaboration with Googlemembers of the K-pop sensation BTS shared some of their favorite works of art by embedding them in it Google Street Views Around the world. Vfor one, installed works from Vincent van Gogh AND Egon Schiele in London. [People]
After extensive rehabilitation work over the last few years, Nam June Parkmasterpiece with 1000 screens, More the better (1986), is about to return to view in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwacheon, South Korea. [The Korea Herald]
What happens to temporary public artworks when the show is over? journalism Zachary Small talked to Pamela’s Council, Sam Moyerand other artists for the terrible efforts that sometimes have to be made to preserve the pieces. [The New York Times]
Painter Ross Bleckner will show new flower paintings with Petzel IN ADAA Art Show this fall in New York. “They’re about the movement of light and dark that slide across a surface and end up being abstract,” Bleckner said. [Cultured]
Researchers in England are excavating a 5,000-year-old tomb known as Arthur’s Stone (after that legendary king) in Herefordshire. The project is a partnership between University of Manchester AND English heritagewhich works to preserve the historical structures of the nation. [CNN]
ART TALK. Architect James Winesof the legendary firm Hometalked to Inhibited and shared what he called an “amusing dialogue” he had once had with Robert Rauschenberg , when the artist hired SITE to renovate his Manhattan studio. “I had this idea for him to create an outdoor piece of art in a very visible fire place going down the back of his building,” Wines recalls. “His response was ‘Why would I want to do that?’, which shamelessly reminded me never to assume what an artist might want to do.” If only all architects were so self-reflective! [Curbed]