Headlines: Twin Peaks, Chris Burden, Projection
1) Gearing Up For the Release of New Twin Peaks
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
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
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
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.