In this age of capturing every small detail of one’s life, celebrity worshipping, and commodification, there is so much insignificance. It’s an excellent source for art. Incorporating the “low” as a subject matter has been around for a hundred years. Dadaists, such … Continue reading high ‘n lo combo
What happens when an artist paints on a photograph? On a philosophical level, this has far-reaching consequences. No longer it’s part of a series that can go on to infinity. It becomes a unique artwork. And this is precisely what artist Alice Quaresma wants. Quaresma takes these pictures from an archive she put together over the last fifteen years. A frequently recurring subject matter is the beach of Rio de Janeiro, righther hometown that she left in 2003. It is a complicated emotional relationship since she takes the photos as an outsider; they are renewing the memories of an immigrant. … Continue reading to break the edition
One of the most horrific persons in the art world (I will not name names) once told me that the only way to make an exhibition a success is to either include a big shot artist or to make it … Continue reading a critique of the spectacle
If you think the art world is a happy la-la land where unicorns, free-spirited people run free with rainbows in the sky, I’m sorry, but I have a rude awakening in store for you. Coco Fusco’s gripping essay in Hyperallergic* reveals the very … Continue reading who was ana mendieta?
Whether it is called performance art, live art, body art, or constructed situations, it is a medium in which the body – and not a material object – is used to create an artwork. Looking back to centuries of artmaking … Continue reading performance art and the market?
Martha Rosler (1943, New York) works BALLOONS, BOY’S ROOM, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL (GIACOMETTI), and BOWL OF FRUIT, are part of The Stedelijk’s new collection presentation BASE that opened in December. Rosler’s art focuses on the public realm, exploring issues from everyday life, in … Continue reading ocular synthesis
An expeditious conclusion when contemplating on art in 2017 is that it is starting to reflect how fucked up the world is. The world has always been unfair and full of oppression but people are beginning to speak up intensely and … Continue reading 2017: art or activism?