Aimee Gilmore: The Materiality of Motherhood

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Aimee Gilmore, Milkscape (Chamber). Courtesy the artist.

Aimee Gilmore is an artist based in Philadelphia whose current work is intimately connected with her experiences as a mother. Working across a variety of media, from breast milk and baby clothes to neon and rubber, she oscillates between the miraculous moments and the banal aspects of motherhood. Turning over ideas of time and nostalgia, Gilmore’s work deals with the emotions and objects of motherhood by giving voice to an experience that is so often taken for granted. In this interview, Gilmore shares about the trajectory of her work, nostalgia, and the marginalization of motherhood.    Continue reading

Resident Update: Cassidy Frye at Art-St. Urban

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Art-St-Urban Museum Pavilion

Art-St-Urban is settled in the beautiful rural Switzerland. Each day you hear the bells of the nearby abbey. Having never been to Switzerland, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am surrounded by lush forests and fantastic architecture. The air smells like freshly cut grass and fertilizer. The landscape reminds me of East Tennessee with its mountains and rolling hills, until that one hour in the day when I can see a snow-capped mountain off in the distance and I am reminded of how hot it is back home. Continue reading

Part 2 of Interview with Agnieszka Kurant: Cambridge Analytica and The End of Signature

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Currency Converter, 2016. Various objects, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
. Photo: Jean Vong

Agnieszka Kurant discusses the concept of collective signatures, including one for the façade of the Cleveland Museum of Art. She is the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology. Continue reading

Ileana Hochmann – “Levanta, sacode a poeira e da a volta por cima”

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Boarding Pass. Expo individual, Galería 90, Rio de Janeiro. 2006. Foto: Davy Alexandrisky

Mitad brasilera, mitad argentina, Ileana Hochmann transitó toda su vida los caminos marcados entre el Rio de la Plata y Rio de Janeiro. Con formación en la Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, su obra lleva la impronta de la inmigración/emigración, la fuerza de lo ritual y a su vez se asocia a la generación de los artistas latinoamericanos -más específicamente aquellos contemporáneos al Tropicalismo- y a la renovación que sacudió la idea del objeto artístico tradicional proponiendo una estética propia de la identidad latinoamericana. En este contexto, la obra de Ileana Hochmann indaga sobre su historia personal plasmada en un trabajo autorreferencial sin por ello desconocer el contexto en el cual se inscribe su discurso. La obra muta, se adapta a las posibilidades plásticas y estéticas que ofrece la contemporaneidad, insertándose naturalmente en el contexto internacional, manteniendo su producción consecuente en cuanto a contenido y multidisciplinaria en lo referente a presentación formal de la obra. Continue reading