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Speaking on his contemporaries at the time, Wassily Kandinsky stated: “The longer an artist must wait for his break-through in the public, the more undisturbed and powerful the force may develop in him.” For her entire life, Hilma af Klint was muted from public visibility.
The Swedish-born visual artist was active in this hiddenness, declaring to her nephew in a handwritten will that any work created through her hands would need to metaphorically ferment once she died before being seen by the public.… read more.
On the cusp of Black History Month “ending” on a calendar and Women’s History Month “beginning,” there comes a threshold in which stories must stop being told and defined by time and instead, by the urgency of their lessons.
Black women, who stand firmly between the definitive start and stop dates of what February and March are meant to honor, and who are misunderstood continuously in the retelling and passing down of personal and collective histories, must be listened to with care. … read more.
Photograph after photograph depicts silhouettes carved into every natural biome imaginable. From the snowcaps of an icy winter to a captured moment where the explosion of firecrackers traverses up the ridges of a hollow linear body posted up in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The work of the late Ana Mendieta is continuously described by art historians and fanatics alike as groundbreaking, ecofeminist, prophetic, brutal, and a threat to the patriarchy.… read more.
Financial jargon when tied to the visual arts scene is a tricky combination to behold. How do we equate the deeply personal themes and emotional drive of art to a singular, fluctuating monetary value? It can be a daunting but inevitable task to comprehend, as more and more, the merit assessment of artworks and an artistic career is pinned on the results spilling out of Sotheby’s or Christie’s auction houses.… read more.
On this day in 2014, Etel Adnan released her book of poetry, Premonition. It explores the central idea that the intersection of life and art is the only sure thing in a world propelled by human unpredictability.
Premonition is a short, 64 page novel. During her career, which spanned over 50 years, Etel wrote in English, Arabic and French.… read more.
On October 8, 2021 The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan opened a new exhibition: Etel Adnan: Light’s New Measure. By the time the exhibition closed — on January 10, 2022 – the artist had passed. The fact that Etal was 96 when she died made the cultural moment all the more triumphant — a perfect capstone to an illustrious career.… read more.