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Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

Recent Posts by Yaël Ksander

February 15, 2014

 

Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from P.T. Anderson's 2012 film The Master

Tribute To “The Master”: A Philip Seymour Hoffman Marathon

In the wake of the actor's untimely death February 2, IU Cinema has organized a unique tribute designed to capture the breadth and intensity of his work.

February 7, 2014

 

portrait of Lydia Lunch

Blunt Force Lunch: A Knuckle Sandwich With A Hug On The Side

Lydia Lunch was just a teenager when she came to define Lower East Side cool. She has maintained a robust presence on the avant-garde ever since.

January 30, 2014

 

chandelier

Almost Illuminated: Ed Bernstein’s Black-And-White World

Ed Bernstein’s subject is nothing less than the fate of Western civilization, and his dramatic imagery and art historical sources attest to his ambition.

January 9, 2014

 

woman emerging from parked car

Living To Tell The Tale: Pigeon Hill, Then And Now

Jeffrey Wolin's new show pairs photos of residents of Bloomington’s subsidized housing projects taken in the late 80s with their current portraits.

January 1, 2014

 

Sex, Drugs, and Silence: Burroughs’ Subversive Century

Almost two decades after his death, Beat writer William S. Burroughs is being feted by Bloomington literati on what would have been his 100th birthday.

December 11, 2013

 

abstract print with blue, yellow, green vertical bars and black squiggly shapes

Matisse, Life In Color At The Indianapolis Museum Of Art

Listen to a tour of one of the world's most comprehensive collections of work by modernist master Henri Matisse, now on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

December 11, 2013

 

abstract painting of nude on patterned background

A Rigorous Devotion To Beauty

Known for his pleasant, colorful canvases, modernist master Henri Matisse is being reconsidered in a blockbuster show at The Indianapolis Museum of Art.

November 21, 2013

 

four pairs of skinny jeans

Skinny Jeans: A Revealing Fashion Trend

Our reliance on social proof is so inherent to our nature that we're unsure as to the origin of our own tastes. A current fashion trend provides a case study.

November 15, 2013

 

street scene with figure in right foreground along with signs for drugstore and palmist

Art, Interrupted: A Flawed Ambassador For The American Dream

Although the original tour was a diplomatic debacle, its reconstruction provides a valuable view of the directions in American art at mid-century.

November 7, 2013

 

three hollow vessels with striated exteriors, in the shape of seed pods

Many A Slip ‘Twixt the Cup And The Lip

The annual pottery show is a nod to the enduring appeal of "a rich and beautiful tradition, that we are able to bring forth out of the earth through our hands."

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