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(All photos by Paul D'Agostino.) As many other recent year-end roundups of all sorts have similarly stated, the year 2016 will be recollected for quite some time for a great many reasons, and perhaps primarily thanks to its all-too-well-played role as temporal host to so many things that profoundly sucked. A number of beloved celebrities passed away well before what would've seemed 'their time,' which made many people sad, because for some reason so many of...
Last spring, a “mystical thing” happened to niv Acosta, he said: The New Museum contacted him and invited the contemporary dancer and choreographer to participate in its 2015 Triennial. At 26, Acosta is one of the youngest artists on the short list of up-and-comings in the art world. And if the New Museum Triennial is all about showcasing new work and artists that challenge the status quo of their medium, then Acosta would be...
Last night, Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky—who just so happens to have been Brooklyn-born and -raised—was in conversation with writer Lynne Tillman at The New Museum as part of the annual Stuart Regen Visionaries Series; past Visionaries include architect Maya Lin, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and chef Alice Waters. In a career that spans just over 15 years, Aronofsky has made 6 films—Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The...