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Moving Art Out of Traditional Venues

How would you react to a thought-provoking piece of art hanging on the wall in your car mechanic’s garage? Or, in your local bakery? In a recent article, The Guardian‘s Ben Smee writes about art that’s not showcased in galleries, but community spaces like a garage or bakery. More specifically, he highlights the Trace exhibition, which “has left artworks … scattered in shops and public spaces across West End.” “You’re relating to the art differently, you’re seeing it in a …

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Innovation

A Cultural Force That’s Bigger Than You Think, Revisited

Back in January on Selling Out, Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy stated, “The evolution and maturity of EDM (electronic dance music) as a cultural force is going to have a big impact on the world of the near future.” Now, Alexis Petridis covers Las Vegas’ gamble with dance music in The Guardian. Here are a few interesting excerpts from his article: “If you were looking for evidence of how EDM has taken over America, and Las Vegas in particular, you wouldn’t …

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Innovation

No Breakthroughs Without Risks and Failures

London seems to be leading the way in shows that very actively engage all five senses. First, there was the fireworks show, and now there are the BitterSuite symphonies. It’s a classical concert that makes you smell, touch and taste things as part of the program. Lindsey Winship of The Guardian (UK) describes it like this: “The audience were blindfolded and fed different sensory experiences in parallel with the music: fizzy pop and cola bottles for the effervescent second movement …

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