Daily Archive: August 27, 2021

Chicago film fest head Mimi Plauche receives award from the Ministry of Culture’s Order of Arts and Letters

Cited as an “internationally recognized programming director” committed to “bringing the best French cinema to Chicago audiences,” Chicago International Film Festival artistic director Mimi Plauche has been named Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres — a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, administered by the French Ministry of Culture.

Previous recipients of the honorary distinction include Marlene Dietrich, George Clooney, Sting, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza. Former Tribune film critic and current New York-based Museum of Modern Art film curator Dave Kehr is another past awardee of the Chevalier medallion.

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Polish art show defies ‘cancel culture’ but some see racism

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exhibition at a Polish state museum opening Friday features the works of provocative artists in what organizers describe as a celebration of free speech, and a challenge to political correctness and “cancel culture” on the political left.

Some critics, however, accuse organizers of giving a platform to antisemitic and racist messages under the pretense of defending freedom of expression.

“Political Art,” which features the works of nearly 30 artists, is the second exhibition at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art under director Piotr Bernatowicz, who was appointed by Poland’s populist conservative ruling party in

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County Supervisors Vote To Reinstate Long-Lost Arts Entity

In 1993, the county of San Diego eliminated their county arts commission. Thanks to the work of advocates and a unanimous vote from the County Board of Supervisors, it’s on its way back.

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In 1993, the county of San Diego eliminated their county arts commission. Thanks to the work of advocates and a unanimous vote from the county Board of Supervisors, it’s on … Read more →

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