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Katy Diamond Hamer

KATY DIAMOND HAMER is a New York based arts writer with a focus on contemporary art and culture and has been actively engaged in the arts community on a global level for over ten years. Beyond writing she lectures at universities including NYU and Sotheby's Institute and has been a panelist on several occasions both as a participant and moderator at the New York Academy of Art and Art Basel Miami amongst others. A graduate of New York University, Hamer has written for magazines including Cultured Mag, Galerie Magazine, Flash Art International, New York Magazine, The Creative Independent, BOMB, and many others, including the Brooklyn Rail. Interview subjects of note include Robert Storr, Courtney Love, Helmut Lang, Cecilia Alemani, and Takashi Murakami.

Paul Thek: Interior / Landscape

Some of the work on view in the Watermill Center’s two-floor exhibition was previously on display at the Whitney, but many of his most important pieces are being shown for the first time. Paul Thek: Interior / Landscape shines a light on the fact that Thek was an avid draftsman.

AES+F, Inverso Mundus

The four-person artist collective AES+F creates universes that are as familiar as they are foreign and as appealing as they are grotesque. Having actively exhibited since solidifying as a collective in 1995, the Moscow-based Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky, and Vladimir Fridkes use actors, models, and a narrative often rife with political and sexual innuendo in their work. They aggregate content for what ultimately results in an engaging, cinematic experience.

MECA Art Fair, Old San Juan

The MECA Art Fair, founded by Daniel Baéz and Tony Rodríguez, had its first iteration before trauma hit the island in June 2017, and that is why they and the galleries involved found it so important to return.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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