Arts & Culture

In honor of their fifth album featured songs developed during improvisational sessions.

Sonic Youth celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘Daydream Nation’

November 5, 2018 0 comments

The only way to step forward is to look back — in this case, Sonic Youth, comprising Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon and Lee Ranaldo, commemorate their fifth studio album Daydream Nation’s 30th anniversary, reaffirming their influence and reign over underground, alternative music.

“Gigs Undergound,” a continuation of last month’s festival, “Gigs on the Grass,” featured student performances with acoustic, coffee-house sounds.

Acoustic performances brighten the Underground

November 5, 2018 0 comments

Last Thursday night, the Underground brimmed with guitar chords and raw vocals as students performed acoustically at Gigs Underground, hosted by the Student Activities Office and Brown University Class Coordinating Board.

Part I of “On Protest Art and Activism” ran from Oct.1 to Oct. 23. Part II — considering the influence of women artists — will run until December 19.

“Protest Art and Activism” examines art world’s activism

November 5, 2018 0 comments

Co-organized by the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Brown Arts Initiative, “On Protest Art and Activism” is a series of exhibits currently on display at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

The Bell Gallery hosted a new exhibition showcasing works spanning the career of photographer and documentarian Danny Lyon.

Danny Lyon’s artwork featured in Bell Gallery documentaries

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On Thursday Nov. 1, artist Danny Lyon sat down and discussed his life, as well as his artistic interactions with politics and morality, at the List Art Center Auditorium.

Sock and Buskin’s latest show, “Next to Normal,” focuses on a woman facing grief and living with bipolar disorder. The show will run until Nov. 11.

“Next to Normal” grapples with mental illness, grief

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xt to Normal,” running Nov 1-11 at the Stuart Theater, features a raw and moving story delivered by outstanding student actors.

Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses mundanity

Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses mundanity

November 5, 2018 0 comments

The lights were dimmed down with only a single spotlight cast upon Stacy Szymaszek. Other than the occasional grins and brief chuckles from the audience seats, the only sound cutting through the air was her voice.

Luke Moldof GS combines sound and photo in an immersive exhibit at List Art Center. His work is united around the theme of bridges.

Photo, sound exhibition creates immersive experience

October 31, 2018 0 comments

Photographs of trash, animal carcasses and picturesque views were displayed at the opening reception of  “Traditional Terrain,” a photo and sound exhibition by Luke Moldof GS.

For her piece “Chance City,” Shin gathered thousands of discarded, losing lottery tickets to create towers without any adhesive. The lottery tickets, totaling thousands of dollars in value, serve as the primary materials for her 2009 rendition of the project.

Visiting artist discusses installation materials, process

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Jean Shin, a renowned installation artist and adjunct professor of fine art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, greeted her audience with soft wind chimes and a projection of a colorful, kinetic canopy during her Visiting Artist lecture last Wednesday.

John Banville read excerpts from his novel ‘The Infinities’ and offered aspiring writers career advice at a Literary Arts department event Monday.

Booker Prize winner talks literary nuance

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Monday night, the Department of Literary Arts hosted Irish novelist John Banville, author of Booker Prize-winning novel “The Sea.”

‘Mid90s’ paints poignant portrait of teenage aspirations, struggles

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Jonah Hill’s film “Mid90s” transfixes viewers from the start with close-up skateboarding shots and action-packed scenes that reveal turmoil at home. The film follows 13-year-old Stevie’s (played by Sunny Suljic) summer adventures in Los Angeles as he weaves between life at home with his single mom (Katherine Waterston) and abusive older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges).