Thursday , July 7 2022

Visual Arts

Museum Preview: ‘Nasreen Mohamedi’ and ‘Unfinished’ Inaugurate Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Breuer Building

The reopening of Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer's modernist 1960s Madison Avenue building might be enough in itself to draw curious crowds, but two expansive exhibits make an early visit to the new Met Breuer a must.

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Book Review: ‘Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell’ by Deborah Solomon

"Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell" by Deborah Solomon shows an artist who was indeed his own man, and full of imagination. Eventually his artwork found its way into New York galleries and led to a long, interesting career in the art world of America and the international market.

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Book Review: ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone’ by Olivia Laing Examines Loneliness and Art

"The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" is Olivia Laing's sometimes idiosyncratic critical analyses of artists and their work are wrapped in her own personal journey, a journey both physical and emotional.

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Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Totem’ by Cirque du Soleil

'Totem'is a story about man's relationship with nature, as well as with the flora and fauna around us. As with most Cirque du Soleil productions, there isn't a solid narrative, which some might find problematic if you're looking for a logical plot. Rather, imagery and connotative stories take centre stage.

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Software Review: Xara Designer Pro X11

Xara Designer Pro X11 is an all-in-one design tool that handles bit maps, vector illustration, photo editing, page layout and website design/publishing. It combines the features found in Xara’s stand-alone products -- Xara Web Designer 11 Premium, Xara Page & Layout Designer 11, and Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 11 – into one package. I installed Designer Pro X11 and compared it to the competition in terms of user experience, features, and cost.

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