MIRA SCHOR is a painter and writer living in New York. She recently received an AICA-U.S.A. award for her writings on A Year of Positive Thinking.
"For the inaugural exhibition of its satellite location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the artist Emily Katrenik is eating the wall that separates the gallery's exhibition space from the bedroom of its director [...] Video of her ingestion is included in the exhibition; she also removes some of the plaster and bakes it into loaves of bread, which are available for gallery visitors to sample."
At a recent talk, I was asked whether I thought that we can experience art without language, whether we need language and words. My answer was that it is pretty well established that language is precessionary to perception.
Productive anonymitythe ability to experiment without much at stake except your own process of discovery.
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Warp: strong and straight, from Old English weorpan, to throw, the cast of the net, the warp of the fabric is that across which the woof is thrown
I am not a feminist artist. Now Ive got your attention. I am following a time-honored tradition and taking a page out of Marina Abramovics playbook.
Sandro Botticelli’s “Portrait of a Lady at a Window” (c. 1470 75),included in The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini at the Metropolitan Museum,is a beautiful, philosophically complex painting.
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Fifteen years later, we still seem to be in a condition of post-feminism and what bell hooks, referring to Sheryl Sandbergs brand of lean in feminism, has called faux feminism.