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Art Photography Visual Arts

Appropriate to re-appropriate. Repeat.

I know, I know. I should be writing about an artist I don’t really care for or agree with because that would make for an interesting piece of art writing but this is an art diary (of sorts) and, well, I can write what I want (for now)! I’m sure my writing will go into varying […]

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Art Performance and Conceptual Visual Arts

The Truth in our bodies: Reflections Sonya Clark’s Work

Some time ago, I was introduced to the work of Sonya Clark. It encapsulates the truth, which resides in our bodies. Hair, for example, contains information about our biology that we often neglect or forget. Our predispositions, if you believe they exist are engrained in every part of the body. Clark explores hair in such a […]

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Art Visual Arts

Re-contextualizing Moral Optics of Foucault and Botero by Eduardo Mendieta

Another (recent) short paper I wrote on artist, Fernando Botero, for the course, Contemporary Art: History and Theory taken at UC Berkeley Extension (for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Visual Arts). ************************************ One of the fundamental lessons in drawing class entailed drawing untold numbers of fruit, boxes and bags.  The exercises were required to instill the importance […]

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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.

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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

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…