‘1989 Taylor’s Version’ Collaborator Predictions

With the highly anticipated release of 1989 Taylor’s Version only a little over a month away, countless theories about potential featured artists have been circulating. Unlike  previous albums, 1989 TV has an air of mystery surrounding the featured singers. For Red TV, Ed Sheeran and Gary Lightbody were obvious choices (although Phoebe Bridgers and Chris Stapleton were also included), and even for Speak Now TV, many fans were able to predict Hayley Williams and Fallout Boy. However, Taylor has recently been seen interacting with so many prominent artists that it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the signal from the noise. For a while, fans speculated that Swift’s most recent ex, Matty Healey, would be featured, but Swift’s representatives have since shut this theory down, much to the relief of most of her following.

Conversation with a Curator: The Cornell Arts Biennial

Futurity — an alluring and daunting prospect — requires us to orient ourselves toward the unexpected and brace for new events, experiences and sensations. It was an exciting year in art, and, importantly, art at Cornell was no exception. Among the most memorable shows was the 2022 Cornell Arts Biennial, a selection of installations and exhibitions featuring wide-ranging artistic mediums and a number of artists and collectives. The works powerfully reflected on eras current and future, transforming futurity into art with a spirit of collaboration and optimism. Professor Timothy Murray, Department of Comparative Literature and Literatures in English and Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts, was the curator of the 2022 Cornell Arts Biennial.

2022’s Llhuros Symposium to Honor Artist and Cornell Professor

The Llhuros Project will hold an online symposium in honor of the 50th anniversary of the debut of artist and Cornell professor Norman Daly’s multimedia project “The Civilization of Llhuros” on Oct. 8 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “Llhuros Symposium 2022 will be a one-day symposium marking the 50th anniversary of ‘The Civilization of Llhuros,’ first presented at the Andrew D. White Museum of Art, at Cornell University in 1972,” the project explained in a press release shared with the Cornell Daily Sun. “Created by long-time Cornell University art professor Norman Daly, ‘The Civilization of Llhuros’ is recognized as the first multimedia work of archeological fiction.”

According to the Llhuros website, Norman Daly was born in Pittsburgh and joined the Department of Art at Cornell in 1942, simultaneously embarking on a successful career as an artist. He created “The Civilization of Llhuros” as a multimedia installation and exhibition composed of artifacts discovered from the titular fictional civilization along with an accompanying set of explanatory texts and commentary.

A Goldfinch-Eye View on “Ammons & The Falls” 

Located in an unobtrusive part of the bridge, near the end towards North Campus, the display featured a brief biography of Ammons himself framed by a photo of the falls in winter, while one of them in a warmer season provided a backdrop for the poem, “Triphammer Bridge,” which Gilbert read aloud.

Styles Clash and Combine at ‘The Pleasures of the Quarrel’

“The Pleasures of the Quarrel,” a mash-up of three operas from 1753, will debut at Bailey Hall on Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. The performance was curated by Prof Rebecca Harris-Warrick, music, who was intrigued by the quarrel and thought it would be “interesting to try to recreate the ambience of the time” by giving an example of each type of opera.

BreakFree’s XIV Showcase Wows the Crowd

BreakFree is Cornell’s HipHop dance group founded in 2009 under the motto “Dance with Passion,” and passion is definitely what I saw on the stage. Every year, during the start of the spring semester, BreakFree holds an annual showcase, a culmination of all their efforts of the year.