A letter from Brakhage to the poet Robert Kelly describing his work on the groundbreaking film Mothlight.
Embracing boredom and creative constraints, Katchadourian tells of in-flight artwork and other conceptual projects.
Suburban sprawl and craft-store spree meet creeping apocalyptic bleakness.
“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”
From Lagos to LA, a young painter’s images resonate with meaning, both personal and political.
Pacale Marthine Tayou is a Cameroonian artist based in Belgium. His work has appeared in documenta11 (2002) in Kassel, two Venice Biennales (2005 and 2009), and numerous international exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions took place at the Serpentine Galleries, London, and Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, both in 2015.
“I’m fighting between control and letting nature take its course.”
It was a standard dandelion…one that inspired me to write on a variety of topics that have wide appeal…smooth out sentiments…and find an effortless distinction between response and declaration…
“It turns out making art was the best idea [for me]. My mother’s idea was good because it got me started. She said, ‘Look, you are skinny; you are little. You can’t hang out with your daddy and them big guys.’”
“We also looked into hysterical and mythological bad dads. And so we twisted all this material into questions like ‘Has your father eaten your siblings?‘”
“Stephen and I went drinking and eating one night from Canal Street to Esplanade (the length of the French quarter). We spent hours talking about New Orleans and art, both of which I love.”
Lyle Ashton Harris’s work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender, and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic.
In her new film, Songs From the North, Soon-Mi Yoo mines the land of memory, and the dormant conflicts and sorrows that bind the people of North and South Korea.