V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
All images courtesy of the Tom Golden Collection, Sonoma County Museum
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Have Always Gone Big
Superstar environmental artist Christo comes to Albuquerque in August—here’s what you need to know.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
photos by Littleglobe
From War Zone to Melting Pot
How the International District reinvents itself through art
ID Live! features the stories of International District residents told through art in all its forms, including sculpture, painting, mosaic, writing, photography, film and performance.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Chakra and Awe
Graffiti writer taps into universal calligraphies
In her very first gallery show, subversive Burque artist Kailani melds darkness with light-filled spirituality.
MAS Attack Ready to Blitz the Albuquerque Art Scene
Artists need admirers, and no one admires art more than other artists. That’s the driving force between a one-night-only Mutual Admiration Society.
V.23 No.28 |
Now Hear This, Vol. III
Consumers of my dancing-about-architecture reportage are probably aware of my frequent use of the adjectival "blackety-black." It's really just an overly precious synonym for: atramentous, ebony, jet, obsidian, onyx, pitch, slate, sloe and the like. But thanks to British scientists at Surrey NanoSystems, there's now an honest-to-goodness blackety-black. It's called Vantablack (or super black), and it's record-breaking darkness absorbs all but .035 percent of light. It's so damn black that the human eye has difficulty discerning its dimensions. Like a freaking black hole. Its primary intended applications are terrestrial, space and air-borne optical instrumentation. But now hear this: The Little Black Dress will never be the same.
Dead Can Dance - "Black Sun"
The Daily Mail reports that it's created using carbon nanotubes—"which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between"—and if that isn't enough, it's 10 times stronger than steel and conducts heat seven-and-a-half times more effectively than copper. Yeah. Owing to my obsessive-compulsive nature, themes prove irresistably attractive, so here are my favorite songs that pay tribute to blackety-black, er, Vantablack. Share your favorite black-centric tracks in the comments, fellow darklings.
The Sandwitches - "Black Rider"
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
The nekkid eye
Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Pigments and Ailments
Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival
Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.
Ipso facto X-Acto
Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
photos by Elizabeth Shores
Tuning In to the City
The Lomas On-site Listening Station
Ghostly transmissions along Lomas Boulevard reflect Burque back on itself.
Shebangs in the Fe
SHEBANG! offers an arts celebration 35 years in the making. And while you’re in Santa Fe, catch a couple other fantastic exhibits.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Albuquerque artsworld wonders get their due in Culture Shock, from a poetic convergence to that pony you’ve always wanted.
Comedy Open Mic at Back Alley Draft House
See some live comedy at this open mic hosted by Drew Wayne.
Open Piano Night at Marcello’s Chophouse
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