Category June 2011

Get together, write now

Yale hosts inaugural writers conference By Bennett Lovett-Graf Like any other contact sport, writers conferences have become something of a rage across the United States. From the 87-year-old grandfather of conferences – the Breadloaf Writers Conference held every summer at Vermont’s Middlebury College – to its younger progeny, like the more youthful 20-year-old Sewanee conference […]

Seeing inside: Incarcerated youth express themselves

By Lisa Mikulski Often, when driving on assignment to an exhibition that I’m going to review or profile, I find myself wondering about the elements of content and installation. How will the work be presented? Will the installation be masterful? Will the artwork stand well together and independently? In the case of See Inside – […]

For a limited time only: Suzan Shutan specializes in installation art

By Hank Hoffman Life is defined by temporality, by impermanence, and the artwork of Suzan Shutan reflects that. Shutan’s primary medium is installation art, which is both site-specific and time-limited. Shutan embraces the ephemeral nature of installation art, saying in an interview at her home that she strives for “that lure into the unknown. I’m […]

Transcending time and place: Borders are open for Festival’s celebration of culture and ideas

Hank Hoffman Composer David Lang grew up playing in a rock band. He played in a jazz band. He believes his music “should be a combination of all the things interesting to me.” But back in 1987, when Lang co-founded the new music organization Bang on a Can in New York City with fellow Yale […]

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