Can The Art World Lead Change In A Post-Brexit And Trump World?

This blog was originally published in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tonya-nelson/can-the-art-world-lead-ch_b_14646686.html As the seismic repercussions of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump start to reveal themselves, a new imperative for the art world emerges. The referendum and US presidential election reduced a set of complex, interlocking problems into a simple binary decision – the status…

The Backup Singer Who Doesn’t Hold Back: Lisa Fischer at Barbican

Authentic. This is the word that kept coming to mind as I watched Lisa Fischer, best known for being a Rolling Stones’ backup singer, perform last night at the Barbican in London. For those of you who don’t know her, see her sing Gimme Shelter with Mick Jagger here. This show was not an attempt…