– Cindy Sherman found another alter ego: Working with costume designer Adam Kimmel, Sherman designed three sets of costumes for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s “I Drink the Air Before me,” which debuted at the Joyce Theatre last night. This isn’t Sherman’s first foray into the fashion world — back in 2005, she collaborated with photographer Juergen Teller on a Marc Jacobs ad campaign, adopting different personas (outfitted in Jacobs’s clothes, of course) for a series of now-infamous advertisements.
– Delivering on Change: The White House has its own Flickr stream.
– British artist David Hockney has taken up the iPhone as his new medium of choice for small paintings.
– A local Austrian radio station hired a Beyonce impersonator to punk the the Albertina Museum. After the pop star’s fake managers called to arrange a private tour, a Beyonce look-alike arrived in a stretch limo. The museum’s press officer soon realized the prank: “She was too thin for Beyonce.”
– Tonight night at the 92nd Street Y, Village Voice Publisher Michael Cohen, Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega, Alana Taylor of Mashable.com and Jake Dobkin, publisher of Gothamist will wax philosophic on the current state of affairs in art and cultural journalism. Print, or online? You decide.
– ‘Tis the season for independent film: The Tribeca Film fest announced its winners — Iranian, Norwegian, Irish, and American actors and filmmakers too top prizes. See also: 123 Days of Summer: a Film Guide, plus new screening schedules at the IFC Film Center , BAM, and MOMA.
– APB: A Mexico City museum director did not infect President Obama with swine flu. The U.S. and Mexican governments are scrambling to assure the public of the president’s clean bill of health following the death of Mr. Felipe Solís, the Director of Mexico’s National Anthropology Museum, who passed away the day after touring Obama through the institution. Related: Recording artist M.I.A. may be writing a song about the epidemic.
[Image from the Beyonce impersonator’s visit to the Albertina Museum courtesy of Popcrunch]