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She BAM! Interview with Laetitia Gorsy

by Viktor Witkowski in Berlin In 2018, Laetitia Gorsy opened up her gallery She BAM! in the Spinnerei, located in the East German city of Leipzig. Over three decades, the Spinnerei – a former late 19th-century cotton factory – has become a hub for artists, galleries, residencies, other cultural institutions and ventures attracting tens of thousands of visitors from across …

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Volume 34 no 5 May / June 2020

ARTICLES: THE ART OF THE NAKED APE Miklos Legrady, Toronto Editor LEONARDO DA VINCI MUSEUM, MILAN Anna Maria Benedetti EVERY JOKE HIDES A TRUTH Al Jirikowic on the movie Joker ISAAC LEVITAN, RUSSIAN MASTER Colin Fell, our new writer in Penzance DEPARTMENTS: 2 LETTERS 4 EDITORIAL BY Pendery Weekes 5 SPEAKEASY BY Jack Balas   REVIEWS: 15 TRAGÉDIE FRANÇAISE Frances …

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Leon Golub: A Country No Longer United

by Viktor Witkowski Leon Golub would certainly find many reasons and occasions to make paintings of our current time. He would not feel elevated about that prospect in any way, but he would understand and accept the responsibility to find ways for painting to engage its viewers beyond pictorial references and formalist nodes to past as well as contemporary artists. …

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Volume 34 no 3 January – February 2020

Articles: The Art of Extinction Rebellion: Josephine Gardiner from the UK Rebellion in Hong Kong Art: Leung Suk Ching I Left my Heart in Leipzig: Viktor Witkowski, USA If it Works, don’t Fix it: Frances OIiver, UK Fervid Art from the Edge: Jane Addams Allen, New York Scouting the Blogs: Miklos Legrady, Toronto Brzezanska ‘s Stories from Earth: Katie Zazenski, …

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I Left My Heart in Leipzig

After three months at an artist residency in Leipzig, I am now back in the Vermont woods. With temperatures plummeting, another storm now on the horizon, I keep thinking of my last days in Leipzig. Since I visited this city for the first time in the winter of 2018, I have fallen for it. There is no other way to …

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Volume 34 no 1 September – October 2019

In this issue: Features: Museum of Modern Women – Kathryn Zazenski from Warsaw Oh Chicago, my Chicago – Maggie Leininger on Comfort Station After the Art Fair Bubble Bursts – Phil Barcio on the Chicago Expo Artist Miklos Legrady on Art Education Belated Tribute to a Gifted Painter – Jane Addams Allen on French Impressionist Berthe Morisot Letters Editorial by …

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Royal Passes

The majority of artists in the exhibition ‘City Prince/sses work out of Tehran, Mexico City, Manila, Lagos or Dhaka. Aside from a few exceptions, Western cultural capitals like Berlin, Paris, London or New York are only mentioned in passing. This is refreshing, since the geographic diversity of artists exhibiting in major contemporary institutions in Europe and across the Atlantic in …

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Letters Volume 33 no 6 July-August 2019

An Open Rebuke to Galleries Dear Galleries, I’ve wandered diligently in your empty wildernesses and I’ve carefully studied the spaces in between. I’ve searched for scraps in the deep ravines of nothingness and I’ve appreciated the stillness and beauty that exists in the void. I’ve worked hard and now I’m weary. Now I drag myself past empty walls and across …

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Speakeasy

What is the value of art? Art cannot change our world or the conditions of the art market. It cannot exist without auctions, fairs, dealers and speculators. Art can be full of ambition and desire for change, but it often struggles to make an impact beyond the art world. Most of us have come across these sorts of statements that …

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