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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

February 18, 2017

 

Duchamp’s “Fountain” At 100, And The Black Lives Matter Songbook

Turning a urinal into a sculpture may have been a response to the atrocity of war; African-American music has long had its own way of registering dissent.

February 10, 2017

 

Chinese Feminism, A Woodworking Surgeon, Love Songs And Pie

On Valentine's Eve, one father bakes pies and sings of love; another left his loving legacy in wood and woods. Plus, pictures of Chinese feminism in action.

February 3, 2017

 

banner in Irsee Abbey

Refreshing Perspectives: Columbus Architecture, Liz Ingram Prints

Artists Liz Ingram and Vik Muniz, and a Columbus architecture tour guide suggest strategies that refresh our vision and reconnect us to the world.

January 27, 2017

 

Man Tattooing Another Man

Indiana’s Tattoo History & Vik Muniz

The mark of the outsider has been co-opted by the mainstream, yet the art form evolves. Two shows at the Grunwald Gallery explore Indiana's tattoo history.

January 20, 2017

 

Inauguration 2017: Cast On, Carry On, And Keep An Open Mind

The Pussyhat Project is one creative form of political engagement. Stewart Huff’s comedy is another.

January 13, 2017

 

porcupine quill shirt

Portraits In Resilience: Titan Of The West & Versailles ’73

A show of Western and Native American art and a documentary about a fashion revolution tell stories of American resilience not widely told.

January 6, 2017

 

fashion show

Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper, Comedian Dana Gould

Visits from the comedian behind Stan Against Evil, and a filmmaker who excavates history for the stories of the black lives that have shaped it. And a bonfire!

December 31, 2016

 

A Path To That Old Place, And A Way Back Out

"I have found that going to that old place is healing." Conversations about art and pain with poet Patricia Jabbeh Wesley and actress Krisha Fairchild.

December 23, 2016

 

The Warm Glow And The Dark Night

The Canopy of Lights helped revive community spirit for the heart of the city; others in town revel in the dark side of the season with a Burroughs classic.

December 17, 2016

 

Tumbling (And Hooping) Toward Ecstasy And Poetry Beyond Forgetting

Flying forward rolls as therapy? Bloomington's circus scene offers opportunities for growth. And the Alzheimer's Poetry Project: breaking through with verse.

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