This week marks the last week of the 57th Venice Biennale. One pavilion that interests me is the Kenyan one which hosts the exhibition Another Country which includes the following artists: Arlene Wandera, Mwangi Hutter, Paul Onditi, Peterson Kamwathi, and Richard Kimathi. I … Continue reading rich reading of contemporary society?
In which way do we see art? What’s the allure of the original piece of art? Why is art difficult? The late John Berger asked himself these very questions in the 70’s. If we are able to find it out, … Continue reading mystification of art; why?
Gloria Jean Watkins alias bell hooks (without capitals, born 1952) has been writing about feminism since her teens. Three years after her first feminist book Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism (1981) was published, she wrote the first edition of Feminist … Continue reading to advocate feminism
“It’s easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation, as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don’t have a lot of academic and historical knowledge. But if there’s one message that I want you to take away … Continue reading art?
“The fault lies not in our stars, our hormones, our menstrual cycles, or our empty internal spaces, but in our institutions and our education.” In 1971, Linda Nochlin took the lead in developing a feminist critique of art history by … Continue reading feminist critique of art history blastoff
For the reason the Venice Biennale kicked off last week, I want to share one of my favourite pieces ever exhibited in the long history of the biennale. The Venice Biennale presents since 1893 pavilions in which artists represent their … Continue reading smashing history
This is a review of Andrea Fraser (1965) article: “From the Critique of Institutions to an Institution of Critique” (2005) It could be feel contracting when you are in a museum where art is on display which is clearly (or … Continue reading criticizing institutional critique