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Headlines: Twin Peaks, Chris Burden, Projection

1) Gearing Up For the Release of New Twin Peaks

An illustration by Jason Logan for the NYT

Coffee illustrated by Jason Logan


Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the show, it’s hard to deny the widespread excitement over this Sunday’s airing of the Twin Peaks reprise. The New York Times has everything you need to get back into David Lynch’s iconic, abruptly-cancelled television series, including this illustrated glossary featuring art by Jason Logan and handy facts about key characters, places, and objects from the original series.


2) New Documentary Sheds Light on Chris Burden's More Recent Works

A still from the 2017 Chris Burden documentary


Here’s a sneak preview of the newly released Chris Burden documentary, aptly named “Burden.” While Burden is best known for his life-threatening performance works in the 70’s, this documentary also explores the artist’s later disillusionment with performance, and his reinvention of his own studio practice. After nearly half a century in the industry, it might still come as a surprise to many of Burden’s early fans that the artist is now focused on installation, assemblage, and kinetic art.


3) All About the Artist Who Produced that Viral DC Projection

A projection protest artwork by Robin Bell


Artist and filmmaker Robin Bell earned a feature in the LA Times for his light-based protests on the facade of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Monday evening. Bell has been working with guerilla-style light installations (evocative of the works of Jenny Holzer) for the better part of a decade, but Monday’s “Pay Trump Bribes Here,” projected in aggressive block letters over the entrance of the hotel, went viral on social media and led to numerous left-wing supporters wondering who they could thank. According to Bell, protest projections of the sort are technically legal, and therefore difficult to stifle - perhaps a new, paper-free medium for more activists to look into!


4) Cincinnati Museum Receives Record Donation

A photo of the interior of the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum received the largest donation in its history on Tuesday, a gift of $11.75 million from benefactors Carl and Alice Bimel. Museum representatives have announced that the money will be allocated toward acquiring works and improving the collections of work from South Asia, Iran, and Afghanistan. The Bimels have travelled and collected art extensively in the region, and it seems fitting that the donation should go toward continuing that legacy of representation.


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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