Posts tagged spiritualism
Countercultural Positions, Motherhood, and Reclaiming Craft as a Feminist Practice by Cathy Akers
Installation view 1, A Utopia for Some: Morningstar and Wheelers Ranches Reconsidered, Lenzner Family Gallery at Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, February 2 – March 28, 2019. In response to Cathy Akers’s exhibition, A Utopia for Some: Morningstar and Wheeler’s Ranches Reconsidered, a panel discussion was held at the Broad…
New Music for a New Age: Return to Nature! by Adam Overton
With one foot planted squarely in new music and the other in avant-garde spirituality, eden ahbez, Anton Szandor LaVey, and Pauline Oliveros represent a motley survey of mystical-musical experimentation over the last century. Although such crossover isn’t unheard of, these three—the Nature Boy, the founder of the Church of Satan, and the founder of Deep Listening, respectively—in spite of their radically differing demeanors and manifestos, all share a remarkable affinity in their anxious plea for a return to nature. What follows is a glance at their music and their doctrines as seen from their distinct vantages.
The Art Lover: Galka Scheyer’s Higher Calling by Darcy Tell
In 1920s Germany, Galka Scheyer began championing recent painting by artists she dubbed The Blue Four: Alexej Jawlensky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger, and Wassily Kandinsky. A decade later, Scheyer was settled in Los Angeles, a Weimar Auntie Mame tirelessly promoting modern art and its capacity to alter lives and transform attitudes. Her collection, the first important collection of German modernism in Southern California, is now known around the world.