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A Love at the Age of Modernism: Artist to Muse to Collaborator

Her hands symbolize her independence and creativity. Her neck is her sensuality. Her bare skin is her vulnerability. Her wrinkles around the corner of her eyes are her confidence. /// Independence, creativity, sensuality, confidence, vulnerability…these are only a few of things that Alfred Stieglitz thought about while trying to photograph...

PURULIA DIARIES: OF CHHOU MASKS AND MAGIC

Charida, a village in the Bagmundi, Purulia district, is the back of beyond of the back of beyond. The landscape shifts as villages fly past. Clouds of lotuses bloom in clear ponds, and in chimneys smoke the fresh bricks being toasted in their kilns. The egg devils and aubergine fritters...

German Christmas Markets

The anticipation of the first snowfall, imminent chocolate overdoses waiting in Christmas stockings, piano strings warmed for the 10th rendition of Carol of the Bells: these winter festivities and rituals charm and warm the soul, regardless of which holiday is being celebrated during this magical season. Prior to spending Christmastime...

The Punk Spirit

The punk spirit is still in there somewhere, though — at least, I hope so. ~ Martin McDonagh, on his writing in an interview to The Guardian /// Elegy for The Pillowman i know your life is a plastic bag with no breathing holes are everywhere and in every heart yet...


Saltwater: Istanbul’s 14th Biennial

“With and through art, we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life. SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms looks for where to draw the line, to draw upon, and to draw out, through organic and non-linear forms that connect research in art...

The New Creativity

I will never be a fan of the tortured artist trope, but it used to, quite frankly, bother the hell out of me. It implied that in order for my art to be legitimate, I had to be unhappy making it; and the truth was, if enjoying making art was...

Els Encants Flea Market

Barcelona’s Els Encants flea market is full of funny little surprises. A model ship rides a wave of VHS tapes; an enamel pin of Bart Simpson grins next to another pin of the Catalan independence flag; the lower body of a mannequin sticks out of a pile of clothes like...

Wynwood Art District, Miami: Photo Guide

I wanted to escape into these walls, to be transported to an alternate universe spray-painted in vivid hues of exploding color. I could look to the scenes in front of me, behind me, or even to the cement sidewalks I walked along. Art was everywhere. The Wynwood Art District illustrates...