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AS220

A radical art nonprofit in downtown Providence is revolutionizing the way we think about and build artist communities. AS220 is a refreshing departure from the world of elite art. Umberto Crenca co-founded AS220 in 1985 on his conviction that every person has the potential for creative expression, and that such...

Red Rosa: A Revolutionary Biography

“It is in the tiny struggles of individual people that the great movements of history are most truly revealed.” -Rosa Luxemburg Born in Poland in 1871, Rosa Luxemburg faced, in the words of Vivian Gornick, a “triple historical whammy”: she was a woman, she was Jewish, and she had a...

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...

Marina Abramović: What does it mean to re-perform art?

BY ALEKSANDRA LIFSHITS Marina Abramović is a Serbian performance artist known for testing the boundaries of performance art and human endurance. During her performances, she tends to endanger her body by inflicting pain on herself to feel spiritual transcendence, which she describes as a state bordering life and death. Her...