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The Accidental Buddhists

The Accidental Buddhists

Artists’ Sacred Visions at Tibet House The gallery at Tibet House is hosting “Sacred Vision, Separate Views: Contemporary Buddhist Perspectives In Art,” an exhibition of works by six artists whose study and practice of Buddhism have informed their work in distinctly different ways not readily identifiable as “Buddhist art”. Here is an exhibition that is...
Big-Issue Artist

Big-Issue Artist

Viewing Frank Moore’s red ribbon legacy With David France’s film How To Survive A Plague playing to audience and critical acclaim, it’s fitting that a retrospective of paintings by Frank Moore should be on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. France’s remarkable documentary traces the history of ACT-UP, the gay activist group founded in 1987...
Spaghetti-O's for Boys

Spaghetti-O’s for Boys

 Another View of Film Forum’s Italo-Oater Repertory Show In 1989, Film Forum presented “The Western- The First Genre,” a six-week long retrospective of America’s most popular and influential entertainment. The series featured enduring stalwarts like directors John Ford and Sam Peckinpah, and saddle-sore stars like Alan Ladd and Montgomery Clift, with John Wayne riding high...
The Book on Clarke

The Book on Clarke

Recalling a Film Pioneer’s History Shirley Clarke was the godmother of indie films. “Underground films” they were called in the ’60’s, and despite technology that made film and video equipment more maneuverable, making it more accessible to individual creativity, it was essentially a male universe. The Direct Cinema gents –Robert Drew, Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker...
Karma Komix

Karma Komix

History of Tibet Pop at Rubin Museum Visitors entering the lobby of the Rubin Museum of Art are welcomed with soothing Eastern music played by live performers nestled in the curved foot of an elegant spiral staircase—the building is itself a landmarked structure created by the noted French architectural designer Andrée Putman for Barney’s, its...