'Your brain will never comprehend it': Cats is awarded a... Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift join Cats castmates to sing... Jason Derulo flaunts glistening pecs… after claiming Cats... 'Two minutes away from turning into an orgy': Viewers say... … [Read more...] about Jason Derulo calls Cats a ‘brave piece of art’ as he hits back at critics for slamming the feline film
Arts and showbiz
Over the weekend, the two were spotted cozying up together alongside Lourdes and her new guy on a Miami balcony. … [Read more...] about Madonna’s daughter Lourdes, 23, dons bikini in Miami with new man after art show ‘orgy’ performance
Looking at the cosmopolitanism and affluence growing out of the dust and bustle of Dakar, this feels like an achievable dream. But does Africa need a Tate gallery? Why should western museums continue to reap the benefits? All over Dakar, small contemporary galleries such as Cécile Fakhoury, Raw and Trames are thriving. On the opening night of local artist Fally Sene Sow’s show at Trames last week, Senegal’s hipsters assembled in a stark industrial space, reminiscent of Hoxton or Williamsburg, with a DJ spinning electro tunes to an excitable, well-dressed crowd. … [Read more...] about ‘An unprecedented event’: is this the most important art show ever seen in Africa?
The charitable project means Gilbert & George are now “goody goodies,” joked Passmore, but they retain a spikier, provocative side as reflected in a 2014 work which featured the slogan: “We want our art to bring the bigot from inside the liberal and conversely to bring the liberal from inside the bigot”. … [Read more...] about Gilbert & George put art on plates to help feed the homeless
Serota is a man who can often seem forbidding, with his poker-straight backbone, firmly clenched jaw and penetrating gaze. He is, of course, ambitious and wildly determined, as you would have to be, to lead a team to open first Tate Modern and then, earlier this year, the gallery’s huge expansion. A large part of his skill has been political and diplomatic: he has persuaded successive culture ministers and chancellors he is a serious-minded, effective leader who, given just enough government support, is capable of creating something in the reflected glory of which they could bask. This skill has benefited others beyond Tate; he is one of a very few top cultural leaders who have been able to temper the severity of government cuts on the arts in general. And he has used similar resources of charm, argument and persuasion to open the wallets of legions of private donors. … [Read more...] about Nicholas Serota: art’s modern champion