Arts


V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017
El Moisés
El Moisés

Culture Shock

Visual Learning

The “badass mother folk art” of El Moisés

El Moisés brings his world-class style, unique vision and focused attention to everything he touches—whether a book or a lowrider or a canvas.

Arts Interview

Places of Refuge

Images and psychic states surface at New Grounds

We chat with Lihie Gendler-Talmor about diversity in technique, "Cities of Refuge" and how personal experience influences selection of subject matter.
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
David M. Ellis
Two Way Street Albuquerque

Culture Shock

The City's Living Document

Two Way Street amplifies the voices of community members often unheard

Two Way Street's vendors are hired with minimal barriers. You don't need an ID or a criminal background check. Each vendor receives five donated copies of the paper, which are then sold for a dollar or more each. Vendors can come back with their earnings and buy more copies of the paper for 25 cents each, and hit the street again.

Arts Interview

Rockin' Around the NHCC

The Duran family is decking the halls and the galleries this holiday season

The Duran family have decided to share their collection of more than 400 handmade Christmas ornaments by more than 130 New Mexican artists, through an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Chris Cozzone

Culture Shock

The True Lens of the Camera

Photographer Chris Cozzone explores the lives playing out in Albuquerque

While Chris Cozzone dedicates his working hours to teaching and administrative responsibilities, he still possesses a relentless drive to photograph the world around him, finding a wellspring of inspiration on the streets of Albuquerque and among his students at the jail.
Koury Angelo

Comedy Matters

Bill Burr on Family, Funnies and the 505

Bill Burr is an irritated comedian whose tone of voice is perpetually stuck in between laughing and yelling. He'll be in town to rile up audiences at the Route 66 Casino (14500 Central Ave. SW) on Friday, Dec. 1. Between his popular Monday Morning Podcast, raising a new kid and filming his new special, “Walk Your Way Out” (currently streaming on Netflix), we were able to get him on the phone to chat about his experiences in the 505, his new show, “F is for Family,” and some conspiracy theories.

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V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Cecil Baldwin and Meg Bashwiner invoke the Glow Cloud in All Hail, a live show from the world of Welcome to Night Vale

Culture Shock

Night Vale descends on Albuquerque

Live show All Hail brings the world of the popular podcast to the KiMo

For a very long time, pinned to the desktop of my computer was a fan rendering of these words: “When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever.” It's a quote from the waggish writers of Welcome to Night Vale—a podcast that explores, through local radio dispatches, the strange goings-ons of a far flung desert town.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
Katy Houska, Elsa Menéndez, Diana Delgado, Drew Morrison and Juli Hendren
Tricklock Company

Culture Shock

The Language of Liberation

Tricklock Company becomes the site of revolution at the start of their 24th season

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. is not a simple play; it's full of women being truthful—often to the point of hilarity—about what they want.
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V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
William Blackshear

Culture Shock

The Things with Wings

AirDance New Mexico launches two new performances this weekend

Someone in AirDance New Mexico made the offhand suggestion, “We should do a performance based on bugs.” The group took the idea and ran with it.
Tewa Tales of Suspense

Arts Interview

Indigenous Comic Con Round Two

Tewa Tales of Suspense! creator Jason Garcia visits the annual convention

Just in time for Indigenous Comic Con, speaker and exhibitor Jason Garcia tells us about his work.
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V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Albuquerque Police Surveillance Unit Set On Fire
Mark Beyer

Culture Shock

Albuquerque Otherworld

Mark Beyer's first collection in 12 years delves into the city's strangeness

Ne'er-do-Wellers visually details Albuquerque’s news headlines through darkly funny images.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Shannon Flynn
Josh Bien

Culture Shock

Inside the Invasion

Blackout Theatre Company's new chapter of Quarantine

This year's Quarantine storyline hinges upon that famous UFO crash that happened in Roswell in 1947 and supposes that in this reality, the government is engineering alien technology based on what they discovered there, and they do not want the public accessing it.
V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
George Sandoval
Kate Livingston

Culture Shock

All the Good to Come

In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures

Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.
Choreographer and dancer Erika Pujič comes to SHIFT Dance Festival
Kelsey Paschich

Art Preview

The Language of Dance

Rendezvous with dancer and choreographer Erika Pujič at SHIFT Dance Festival

We interview Erika Pujič about dance and the pieces she's bringing to SHIFT Dance Festival.
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V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017

Culture Shock

More than Misdirection

The magicians at Max's Magic Shop and Theatre deliver moments of the impossible

Max's Magic Shop has, under several different names and under multiple owners, delivered moments of the impossible to Albuquerque for 40 years. That's a tremendous track record that testifies that there is an enduring audience for this performance art, and that their will always be people who love the craft enough to make sure that it survives here.