Post Tagged with: "art"

AMANDA VANORDEN/THE HOYA

Tony Lewis Reimagines ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ as Poetry

Tony Lewis’ “Anthology 2014-2016,” an installation composed of 34 poems mounted on the walls of the second floor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, explores the fragility of time and a longing to discern life’s meaning. In addition to the artistic display, a booklet located in the middle of[Read More…]

ALIA KAWAR FOR THE HOYA

Artechouse Unveils a ‘Cherry Blossom Dream’

As a young girl waved her arms in a slow, circular motion, her movements were mirrored onto an interactive wall: Waves of fluorescent colors appeared against the constantly turning cherry blossoms. This young girl, and others of all ages, were interacting with the art, coming up with movements of their[Read More…]

SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA

‘No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man’ Brings a Glimpse of the Desert to DC

The Black Rock Desert in Nevada is desolate for the majority of the year. Yet for one week each year, it is transformed into Black Rock City, where around 75,000 people travel to experience the wonders of Burning Man, a massive experiment in community living. The gathering is short, but[Read More…]

RICHARD & WOODRUFF: Unity After #MeToo Breakthrough

Amid the nationwide push to address sexual assault, women everywhere are joining together to say #MeToo. From touching personal narratives to the “black carpet” at this year’s Golden Globe awards, women are emerging from socially constructed shadows of taboo and shame to speak about their experiences as survivors of sexual[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
HIRSHHORN

Art Gets Rebranded at the Hirshhorn

Advertising and art are inextricably linked. Today, every color, logo and slogan in the world is thoughtfully planned out as market research groups gauge consumer response to minute variations in product presentation. While this type of fine-tuned artistry may seem ubiquitous, in reality it is the product of the 1980s,[Read More…]

Marion Colomer Depicts ‘Carnal Desire’ at Gallery O on H

Marion Colomer Depicts ‘Carnal Desire’ at Gallery O on H

Nestled in a tiny brick building in the H Street Corridor is Gallery O on H, an art gallery and event space. Inside the welcoming front door resides the enchanting exhibit “Melancholia” by Marion Colomer, a French painter. Colomer is originally from Paris but has studied in New York, New[Read More…]

FRANCIS KENDOLL

Q&A: Georgetown Artist Deconstructs Black Masculinity

Last month, Francis Kpue (COL ’21) debuted his photo project FLOWERBOY, a series of portraits challenging conceptions of black masculinity. In an interview with The Hoya, Kpue — who uses the name Francis Kendoll in his artwork — discussed the inspiration behind his work, the consequences of toxic masculinity and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Features, Uncategorized
LOUVRE ABU DHABI

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Peers at History Through a Global Lens

After more than a decade of planning and construction, the Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opened its doors to visitors Nov. 11., 2017. The museum serves as another stepping stone in the development of the United Arab Emirate’s cultural hub, Saadiyat Island, which translates to “Island of Happiness.” Although its construction[Read More…]

Architectural Ancestry: Georgetown’s Buildings Blend Old and New

Architectural Ancestry: Georgetown’s Buildings Blend Old and New

Healy Hall and Lauinger Library, visible from both the Key Bridge and the front gates of Georgetown University, are what first come to mind when the words “Georgetown” and “architecture” are put together. It is in these buildings, after all, where students congregate to study, attend class and listen to[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide
IMBD

Movie Review: ‘Tom of Finland’

★★★☆☆ In the aftermath of World War II in Helsinki, Touko Laaksonen, better known by his pen name, Tom of Finland, was quietly breaking the law. Beginning in his teenage years, Laaksonen drew thousands of homoerotic, hypersexualized illustrations of men that ultimately had a mammoth impact on both the gay[Read More…]