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Art In Conversation

THOMAS KOVACHEVICH with Raymond Foye

“I’m exploring the world at large and my interior dialogues at the same time.”

Art In Conversation

Y.Z. KAMI with Francesca Pietropaolo

“The surface is the main thing and I believe that a painter has to invent their own surface.”

Art In Conversation

HELEN PASHGIAN with Michael Straus

“So the basic question is: Why am I interested in things that either have no edges, or have images that appear, distort, and disappear? It perhaps has to do with the ephemeral quality of life.”

Art In Conversation

CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI with Alexis Dahan

“I want to create legends and mythology.”

Art In Conversation

BERNAR VENET with Robert C. Morgan

“I think an artist should never have a sense of a work before they start to make it art. We have to be adventurous and just try, allowing our personality to take over.”

Art In Conversation

ELEANOR HEARTNEY with Barbara Rose

“The word Apocalypse itself means unveiling—it’s about revealing the hidden meanings of history. And we want history to have a meaning.”

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers,

Many of us are aware of our inexplicable craving for any kind of doctrine of the absolute, any form of rigid structure, or any sort of simple dichotomy, especially in times of disproportionate crisis as we’re currently confronting—which we know too well can lead to actual devastating consequences.

Editor's Message Guest Critic

The Death Issue

Death references were so frequent in my life that I found myself wondering: Is this simply a strange coincidental cause of my increased awareness or is it confirmation of the saying that death is always with us?

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FEB 2020

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