Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Onstage: Ai Weiwei, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Max Richter, Isabella Rossellini, Julie Taymor, Tessa Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Carrie Mae Weems, Among Many Others   Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and – around the theme of Imagined Futures – a public Bonfire and several extended post-screening conversations (known … Continue reading Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

When is 100 Million Porcelain Sunflower Seeds Art? When Ai Weiwei Says So, at One of LA’s Newest Museums

By Mike Szymanski Yep, the doors open to an ocean of porcelain, hand-made sunflower seeds. It took 1,600 artisans a year-and-a-half to create, and there they were, strewn in a room the size of an indoor soccer field. Not just sunflower seeds, nearby there was a pit of broken tea pot spouts, and above flew white dragons made of bamboo and silk. Welcome to the … Continue reading When is 100 Million Porcelain Sunflower Seeds Art? When Ai Weiwei Says So, at One of LA’s Newest Museums