When the koto – a stringed musical instrument – was introduced to Japan from China (hundreds of years ago), it was immediately embraced by Buddhist monks. They were not especially musically inclined, however. They realized that mastering the koto took immense self-awareness and self-discipline and that learning this instrument would have a beneficial training [...]
To this day the governments of South Korea and China feel that Japan has never fully taken responsibility for the atrocities it committed in World War II. For their part, many Japanese feel that amends have been made and apologies tendered and that other Asian countries may have various ulterior political motives for dredging up [...]
New York is always the city where everyone has seen it all and nothing should surprise a true Manhattanite. As of late, the art world has gone to the toilets, literally. Ladies and gents, step right up because if you’re “going” to see art – it is at the sacrosanct of all spaces where you [...]
AF: When did your interest within the arts begin?
JH: I was raised making things. My mother was an art teacher and believed strongly that most basic life necessities could be learned through the process of creating—motor skills, problem solving skills, improv, patience, self-critique and failure. So I grew up in a world of crafts—painted [...]
Last Thursday AF attended the opening for View of Dawn in the Tropics: Paintings, 1989-1990 by Julian Schnabel at Gagosian Gallery on West 24th street in Chelsea. As soon as I strolled in, I was overwhelmed by the sheer size of these abstract paintings. There is a lot of freedom and expression in this show. Some of these [...]
Fridge Art Fair NY invites All to New Location; Long Island City, NY After March 31st closure by the NYC DOB of The Angel Orensanz Center. Founder Eric, Coordinator Cara Viera Hunter and Co-Director Linda DiGunsa.
I met the legendary jazz drummer, Bill Goodwin, in his hideaway home atop The Deer Head Inn, “one of the oldest continuously running jazz clubs in the country”. For the next enchanting hour, this most gracious and consummate musician, producer, educator and human being spoke so generously about his life in music and “the most [...]
Audrey thanks for taking your time to talk to Arte Fuse. We love your new project called Epic Epoch. Can you tell us more about it?
Sure, thank you Jamie and Arte Fuse for your interest. Epic Epoch is the Artist Residency Program at the Con Artist Collective. Application is open to artists working [...]
I have the feeling that most war movies are really religious epics in disguise. You have the hero’s journey in virtually each one. The young man leaves home, faces adversity, risks death, kills the enemy, comes home and gets married. In literature Odysseus was the first guy to really be represented as doing this, [...]
The “via negativa” (negative way) is a concept which indicates that you can only really know what God is by knowing what God is not. By establishing a number of indisputable statements for what God simply cannot be, you begin to develop an intuitive sense of what God really is, although you cannot articulate [...]
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The Space Between a Group Exhibition Curated by Diana Buckley at Paul Kolker Collection. November 13-16, 2014 Opening Reception Thursday, November 13 from 6-8 PM
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