Written by Margaux Shraiman, Edited by Gabby Marcuzzi Herie. Abject art is a category used to describe artworks which explore transgressive themes and threaten our sense of cleanliness and propriety––specifically works that reference the body and bodily functions. The abject has strong ties to feminist theory, in that “female bodily functions in particular are ‘abjected’ by a patriarchal social order.”[i] Carolee Schneemann’s 1964 performance ”Meat Joy”…
Written by Lily-Cannelle Mathieu, Edited by Miray Eroglu. Takahashi Yuichi (1828-1894), a Japanese artist active in the early Meiji period (1868-1912), is known for having pioneered oil painting in Japan . Born to a low-ranking samurai family , he abandoned his military functions to attend the governmentally-sponsored Institute for Western Studies, where he studied ‘Western art’ before being tutored by Charles Wirgman…
Written by Catriona Reid, edited by Nicholas Raffoul. In her seminal book, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972, Lucy R. Lippard defines Conceptual art as “work in which the idea is paramount and the material form is secondary… and/or dematerialized.”
Written by Nicholas Raffoul, edited by Catriona Reid. Adrian Piper’s (b. 1948) works from the 1980s are often unevenly discussed in the literature of conceptual art, especially in comparison to her earlier and more recognizable works from the 1960s and 1970s. As a conceptual artist, Piper interrogates the power of institutions and her own place in the world…
Written by Tiffany Dai; edited by Gabby Marcuzzi Herie
In the mercantilist and early capitalist socio-economic climate of the Dutch Republic,[i]the still life genre emerged as a repository for a dense iconography of moralistic sentiments that appeared in response to the seventeenth-century visual and material culture of commodity.
Written by Hannah Deskin Edited by Josephine Spalla In the art world, the global contemporary moment is characterized by a… Read more Divergence & Fragmentation: Contemporary Indigenous Art in the Mapped “Global” World
Written by Brianne Chapelle, Edited by Miray Eroglu
Beheld retrospectively by the modern viewer, Lautrec’s representations of the can-can dancers, cabaret singers, and sex workers of Montmartre have been lifted into the “high art” realm. While his works now enjoy this elevated status in world class museum collections, they did not necessarily achieve this status in Lautrec’s lifetime, nor were they perhaps intended to do so.
Written by Jacqueline Hampshire Edited by Émilie Perring In 2011, Lubaina Himid began a presentation at The Monument and the… Read more Doing Differently Now: Lubaina Himid and the Future of Britain’s Memorial Landscape
Written by Sophie Panzer Edited by Lucia Bell-Epstein Dutch genre paintings from the seventeenth century often portray women confined to the… Read more Public Displays of Mastery: Judith Leyster and Dutch Women Artists of the Seventeenth Century
Written by Luke Sarabia Edited by Josephine Spalla Robert Mapplethorpe is often listed among the most ground-breaking, if not at… Read more A Christian Iconography of Robert Mapplethorpe’s Sadomasochistic Photography