Ewa Kuryluk’s love letters

My understanding of one history of art is just not there. There are many reasons for that and no need to address any of them. Now I find myself discovering Ewa Kuryluk’s work (via books and internet) and I fail to make sense of this late encounter. Why not sooner? I arrived at Kuryluk’s work…

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Let them be

This is a very brief post, to mark the date, not that I like to celebrate institutionalized dates (they tend to serve material aims, more than spiritual ones), but the 8th of March is to be remembered. Do we need to go around celebrating women and bringing them roses? Gosh, no! But it’s important to…

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┐ If the erect penis is not ‘wholesome’ enough to go into museums it should not be considered ‘wholesome’ enough to go into women └

© Robert Mapplethorpe, portrait of Louise Bourgeois, 1982 “Nearly a decade later, Fillette would figure prominently in a photographic portrait of Bourgeois by Robert Mapplethorpe. The portrait, in which the (then-) seventy-year-old artist smiles mischievously for the camera while carrying the sculpture in the crook of her arm, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern…

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┐ Tarrah Krajnak and Wilka Roig └

© Tarrah Krajnak and Wilka Roig, Object of Investigation (from Hysteria Collection), 2006 © Tarrah Krajnak and Wilka Roig, State 5 (from Hysteria Collection), 2008 “In Hysteria Collection we look back to the beginnings of the representation of women, to the constructed documentation of the sick Victorian woman. This simulated hysterical condition and the constructed…

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┐ Tarrah Krajnak and Danielle Julian-Norton └

© Tarrah Krajnak and Danielle Julian-Norton, Alone (Heart Abortion), 2010 © Tarrah Krajnak and Danielle Julian-Norton, Untitled (Heart Abortion), 2010 Suite42 is a collaborative founded in 2009 by Tarrah Krajnak and Danielle Julian-Norton. Their collaborative performance based projects explore the struggle of the artist within a contemporary context and the process of collaboration itself. Their…

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┐ Olivia Hicks └

© Olivia Hicks © Olivia Hicks “Using architectural theory as point of departure, my work explores the permeabilities between the body, complex emotional states and architectural spaces. I am interested in the sculptural idea of the room as a container or vessel, which objects and emotions can pour in and out of, and drain, leak…

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┐ Marisa Portolese └

© Marisa Portolese, Maya, from the series Imagined Paradise © Marisa Portolese, Celia, from the series Imagined Paradise “The Imagined Paradise series is about having an aesthetic experience that is surreal and attainable only through flight of the imagination. The images present the viewer with two distinct universes, the real and imagined. The subjects are…

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║ Jocelyn Lee ║

© Jocelyn Lee, Untitled (Kara standing), 2005, from the series Portraits   © Jocelyn Lee, Untitled (Michelle and Lisa), 2006, from the series Portraits “I photograph portraits because I am curious about people, and our tenacious attempts to find meaning and direction in the world. I am particularly interested in how we reveal our vulnerability,…

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