I liked the "before" version better...
Hello friends! It's Kyle Thomas, back again with some fabulous arts-going for you in the upcoming week! If you've been following the internet this week, you've surely learned all about the elderly woman in Borja, Spain who took upon herself a DIY "restoration" of a 19th century fresco by artist Elias Garcia Martinez (I've included a before and after above). Now, art history is full of remixes of classical works—does this count? Or is it just an Ewok? Join me #OnTheTown as I explore some other examples of this phenomenon of the remix.
As always, tweet me what you think @khemingway!
SYMPHONIC SHAKESPEARE BY BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA AND COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
REMIX! Actors from Commonwealth Shakespeare Company perform scenes from Henry V, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream to music composed for these plays by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Walton, and Mendelssohn. Sure to be a treat for a midsummer night—and admission is free! And don't miss the post-show celebration at Panificio Bistro & Bakery on Charles Street!
Symphonic Shakespeare: Conducted by Christopher Wilkins; Directed by Adam Sanders. At DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade; commshakes.org. Wednesday, August 29 only, 7pm. @commshakes @landmarksorch
JOSIAH MCELHENY: SOME PICTURES OF THE INFINITE AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BOSTON
Projection? Sculpture? Home décor? Why not all of the above?! This fabulous mid-career retrospective of shiny things connoisseur Josiah McElheny at the ICA is one of the coolest things I've seen all summer. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the Study for The Center Is Everywhere, a large-scale installation work hanging from the ceiling that you can weave in and out of in a sexy, contemplative manner. SHINY THINGS!
Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite: At the Institute of Contemporary Art; 100 Northern Avenue, Boston; 617-478-3100; icaboston.org. Through October 14. @icainboston