Art is everywhere — especially on YouTube — and sometimes it’s comforting to turn to the pros. Each week, Ovation will consult the trusted curators of the top arts authorities’ YouTube channels to bring you the best of the best. This week’s roundup includes the evolution of the joke, London’s Richard Tuttle retrospective and more!
1. New Yorker cartoons are legendary, even collectible! In the first episode of the new web series, the magazine’s Cartoon Editor discusses how jokes evolve and the role of the words vs. the pictures.
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2. The recent works of photographer (and Ovation favorite!) David Benjamin Sherry are profiled by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Take a walk through Joshua Tree and other California landscapes and see them in a whole new way.
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3. Mikky Ekko’s new track, Smile, will give you the boost you need to have a great day (in an off-beat kind of way). Check out our latest KCRW-fueled obsession.
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4. London’s Tate Modern installs the newest and largest sculpture by American artist Richard Tuttle, part of a citywide Tuttle survey. Hear the man himself discuss color, fabric, and more.
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5. A new ballet at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates the life and legacy of Odetta Holmes, “the queen of American folk music.” Choreographer Matthew Rushing discusses how he fell in love with Odetta and what it took to create this dance homage.
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