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 […]
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.
“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
…there is safety for these artists living and working outside the boundaries of the art world…
Viewing works in close proximity not only invoked a strong sense of anticipation, but a participatory aspect to the actual exhibition.
The reaction itself is art.