to make art is always also a political action

Born in Chicago, where he continues to live and work, Theaster Gates has received widespread international recognition for his projects of social transformation and legacy building. Believing in art as a guiding force to incite change, his art occupies the space of art and urban planning, encompassing sculpture, ceramics, painting, music, video and performance. In…

The Art of Losing Yourself

Participation – What I hoped to find in Alain de Botton’s exhibition in Amsterdam was a new way of introducing art to a general public. A way of communication which didn’t totally ridicule the art in question trough overly simplification, but which would make it possible, also for non-experts, to discover the abundance of art….

craft is what releases art

Today I’m quoting Richard Gilbert, who has written an excellent text called: CONTENT + CRAFT = ART you should read it all  – all of you! Here are a few samples to give you an idea what it’s all about: Craft is what releases art Art announces itself in form While talent is common [sic!], the…