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Interdependence through Mika Rottenberg

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and watched Rottenberg’s new work entitled, Squeeze (2010). I titled part of my entry as ‘Interdependence’ because, coincidentially, I’ve been reading about interdepedence with others (and, even with inantimate objects) through a Buddhist lens and trying to incorporate that awareness within a meditative […]

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Art Performance and Conceptual

My/Your/His/Her Little Pony?

Worel put it best when she mentioned giving the viewer a ‘simulacrum of memory’ with Rocking Horse Winner (RHW). She provides the observer with a fondness for something they may have never even experienced before. The piece itself is grand. A real beauty to behold from a distance.

Death of Louise Bourgeois

It’s been some time since Bourgeois’s passing.  As I sit here reflecting on the first time I saw her work, it’s rather difficult to imagine the contemporary art world without her.  She worked on such a grandiose scale but it couldn’t have been any other way.  With her mastery of the human body and a […]

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Art Performance and Conceptual

Sophie Calle: Absence of the Artist

From the documentation of sleepers to a man’s description of his life through the experiences of his colleagues, friends and family, Calle’s work emphasizes the absence of the artists to create portraits and capture universal ideas of contemporary life.

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Art Performance and Conceptual

Mierle Laderman Ukeles

“So this has been my whole professional life! Public art can create permeable membranes between the inside and outside of systems, spaces, and even the souls of citizens. Public artists need more breathing space to experiment and do R&D. They need to be brought in at the very inception of projects, so they can do their first work as a certain kind of thinker.” — Mierle Laderman Ukeles, 2001

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Art Performance and Conceptual

Response to Social Work, Part 2: Interview with HUSH

…there is safety for these artists living and working outside the boundaries of the art world…