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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Culture Grab: This week's links to local and national A&E matters

Thiogo Oliveira do Rosario Rozendo by artist Kehinde Wiley, now part of High Museum of Arts permanent collection.
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  • Thiogo Oliveira do Rosario Rozendo by artist Kehinde Wiley, now part of High Museum of Arts permanent collection.

Just in time for the upcoming Oct. 21 lecture by contemporary painter Kehinde Wiley at the High Museum of Art, BURNAWAY'S Charles A. Westfall contemplates the artist being added to the High's permanent collection, and speaks to the museum's curator, Michael Rooks, asking questions like whether or not Wiley "exploits identity politics without really advancing the conversation." [BURNAWAY.org]

gloATL, the collaborative platform self-labeled "part choreography and part interactive art installation," will host "Hinterland," a light-based parade spectacle, Nov. 27, and will perform public previews Oct. 9 and Nov. 5. ArtsCriticATL's Cynthia Bond Perry breaks down the event, which will include a collaboration with Atlanta's very own Big Boi. [ArtsCriticATL]

Grant Henry, former bartender at The Local and the brain that creates Sister Louisa art, talks to PURGE ATL's Johnny Carroll about taking the next step in his art and in life with the soon-to-open Sister Louisa’s Church of The Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium, formerly Danneman's Coffee in the Old Fourth Ward. [PURGE ATL]

A photography exhibit in the UK, called "Myth, Manners and Memory," displays photographs of the American South by photographers such as William Eggleston, William Christenberry and Eudora Welty. Find why Guardian UK's Sean O'Hagan says "the American south is not so much another country as several overlapping, and often contradictory, narratives." [Guardian UK]

Riding on the coattails of last week being Banned Books Week, Salon.com's Laura Miller argues against censorship and takes a look at angles and loopholes used by litigious billionaires and foreign courts to ban books. [Salon.com]

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