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Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Reflection on Björk, “A Mid-Career Retrospective”

By James Alejandro Escobar
Illustration by Karen Bu

It seems as though Björk is finally no longer known only as “the one that wore the Swan Dress” or “the crazy lady that attacked a news reporter”, two moments the artist has been well known for over time. Currently, she is being recognized for the immense body of work she has created over the past 30 years or so which encompasses music, fashion, video art, package design, cinema, photography as well as many other mediums and often in collaboration with a huge collection of other artists. With the release of her latest album titled Vulnicura, her “Mid-Career Retrospective” at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City and her New York residency including six shows in the New York area; her music and artistry seems to be getting the recognition it should.

Tribeca Film Festival

Shorts: Interference

The Tribeca Film Festival, which runs until the 26th of April, is showcasing several short films grouped by ‘themes’, a daunting task that falls under the responsibility of Sharon Badal, Director of Short Film Programming and Initiatives for the TFF. According to Badal, there were over 3,000 submissions this year but only 60 short films were selected...