Bobby Bermea on theater, art, & life: Welcome to a new column

MY NAME, as the byline tells you, is Bobby Bermea. I am a theater artist around town, meaning I act, direct, write, produce, and motto live theater. At times I have also run community engagement, designed sound, worked with young people, and done a variety of other things with which I cobble together a sometimes … Read more

The New Celebrity TikTok Grift Is Talking About How Much They Hate Making TikToks

Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Charley Gallay/Jason Merritt (Getty Images) On Sunday, Halsey posted a video to TikTok claiming that unless their label “can fake a viral moment on TikTok,” it won’t allow Halsey to release their new song. “Basically I have a song that I love that I wanna release ASAP, but my record label won’t let … Read more

“As contemporary art is institutionalized, there is a headlong rush into transgression”

MAINTENANCE – In his book, The paradigm of contemporary artthe sociologist Nathalie Heinich describes a system that lives in a vacuum that considers the work of art as a financial product and that uses museums as an artistic certification. Holder of a doctorate from the EHESS after completing a thesis under the supervision of Pierre … Read more