From MoMA: Chris Ware is a Chicago-based artist and writer who has contributed over two dozen cover images to the New Yorker. Ware’s graphic novels include Building Stories, which was chosen as a Top Ten Fiction Book by the New York Times in 2012, and Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, the 2000 Guardian Prize winner. His work has been shown at MoCa and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His graphic novel Rusty Brown, Part I comes out this September.
In collaboration with Exposure TV, a student-led organization highlighting composers of marginalized identities, WQXR's summer interns filmed acclaimed cellist Khari Joyner playing Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Lamentations, "Black Folk Song Suite."
Performed by Khari Joyner Produced and Filmed by Allison Weiss and Chelsea Daniel Audio by George Wellington Edited by Allison Weiss Special thanks to Justin Sergi, John Daniels, Jacqui Cheng, Natalia Ramirez, Elli Smerling, and Greta Rainbow
In Caleb Stein’s imagery, community triumphs over the individual. In this interview, he speaks with us about his photographic approach, his fascination with small-town America, and the soothing power of water.
I want to give more of my time to others the less I have of it, give it away in a will and testament, give it to the girls’ club, give it to the friends of the urban trees.
Your life is not your own and never was. It came to you in a box marked fragile. It came from the complaint department like amends on an order you did not place with them. Who gave me this chill life.
It came with no card. It came without instruction. It said this end up though I do not trust those markings. I have worn it upside downs. I have washed it without separating and it did not shrink. Take from it what you will. I will