In a radically revised and trimmed version of Puccini’s classic, Heartbeat Opera tries to address the Asian stereotypes the work helped perpetuate. Read more at The New York Times.
A review of Conference of the Birds, directed by Naila Al-Atrash. Read more on Warscapes.
There’s nothing like the powdered wig era to remind us that any set of gender norms is temporary. Louisa Proske, Heartbeat Opera’s co-Artistic Director, tells us why… Read more “Drag Queens And Gateway Drugs: How Heartbeat Opera Is Breathing Life Into The Classics (Daily Pnut)”
In his New York City debut, Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr talks about the clash of interests, politics, and cultural and historical moments that influenced his latest exhibit. Read the… Read more “Moataz Nasr’s search for sincerity in political art (Warscapes)”
Called “SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms,” the 14th annual Istanbul Biennial is a celebration of modern art that breaks away from the standard museum and makes use… Read more “A Guide to the Istanbul Biennial’s Most Unusual Installations (Afar)”