Newsletter, February 2013

Grand Central Terminal celebrates 100 years with Lothar Osterburg's Zeppelins in Grand Central

The work of photogravure master printer, sculptor, and filmmaker Lothar Osterburg is driven by images that are burned into his memory and persistently resurface. He recreates these images by building small-scale scenes quickly and intuitively from readily available, found materials. Continually undoing and redoing, Mr. Osterburg allows his imagination to fill gaps in his knowledge or to completely transform the image. He then photographs the scenes and finally prints them as photogravures. (Zeppelins in Grand Central, 30x30," photogravure on Somerset with Gampi chine colle, 2013.)


A Swing of “The Pendulum” Brings Two Artists Back Together

As the celebrated choreographer Diane Coburn Bruning attests in her conversation with Amy Skinner, often the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. When the “parts” of a project are Ms. Bruning, Fellow in Choreography, 2002, and the stellar composer Daron Hagen, Fellow in Music Composition, 2012, the result promises to be great indeed. (From Boots, choreographed by Diane Coburn Bruning, in performance by Ballett Magdeburg. Photograph by Pascale Arndtz and Nils Boehme.)


Kenneth Eng: Take Me to the River

Filmmaker Kenneth Eng discusses his two-month immersive experience documenting the Hindu festival of Maha Kumbh Mela, which takes place once every twelve years and draws tens of millions of Hindi pilgrims from all castes to the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. (Kenneth Eng at festival of Maha Kumbh Mela. Photograph by Nicole Jaquis.)