“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou By Vanessa Daou For the young, healthy, purpose-driven, and mobile, it’s easy to look off into the perceived distant future and dismiss what we cannot imagine: so called (gasp!) old age. But, beyond the cultural, we have an ethical responsibility […]
Every exchange is in some way and unprincipled negotiation. The success or failure of any negotiation is measured as set up against how much one party gets compared to how much the other party does not get. While the details are variable, the one constant is the idea of ‘economy’, the currency of negotiation, by […]
“If you’re not haunted by something, as by a dream, a vision, or a memory, which are involuntary, you’re not interested or even involved.” ― Jack Kerouac, Book of Sketches Every mark is a sign, a message, a gesture, rooted in the moment. The first artist according to Greek mythology was Kora, the daughter of […]
Music is the only invisible art, it exists only when we hear it. And because of its intrinsically ephemeral nature, music is the art closest to thought; because we cannot hold it or grasp it or put it in our pockets, the only way we can make music ‘real’ is by bringing it into our tangible, physical, visible world.
A museum curator since she was 20, Dominique de Font-Réaulx came into her own surrounded by the world’s most celebrated works of art. Rembrandt, Cézanne, Ingres, Courbet – the glorious masters of canvas are her life’s work. No doubt influenced by the compelling presence of these paintings, the Parisian-based curator and historian began exploring the effect on painters of a new medium that exploded onto the 1800s art scene: photography.
Photograph by MANDERSSON & MASSAUX the Interview: At what point did you recognize that you were a visual artist? When I was told by an elementary school teacher that I was a “a fresh little boy” when during a word problem exercise, you know… a car is traveling to the nearest city […]
Click to watch ‘Music & Revolution’ on YouTube Mahatma Gandhi‘s passive resistance was rooted in the idea that the greatest revolutionary act is borne in the quiet of one’s mind. Resistance manifests itself in manifold ways, sometimes with anger and aggression and other times in stillness and silence. What all revolutions have in common is […]
I am so grateful that I get to spend my time pursuing a career that is thoroughly rewarding on so many levels that I really don’t know what else could offer this kind of satisfaction in my life.
Where did you work prior to the Metropolitan Museum and what prompted your move from that position? After college, I traveled through Europe and parts of North Africa for a year as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow—the backpack, Eurorail pass, and youth hostel thing—looking at art and architecture and, I think, learning to be independent. […]
Iké Udé: How did this project come about?
George Pitts: The work in the Eros gallery was done over the last 5 years or so, and represents the different Women who have come forward to be photographed, often for more than one shoot.