A look at this week’s art news, including Trevor Paglen being named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow, and events and exhibitions from Saudi Arabia to Seattle.
Art21’s Summer of Shorts film on artist Jordan Casteel has been accepted to the U.S.’s largest documentary film festival, plus seven other Art21 films are screening at film festivals all over the world.
“That’s what my work is about…seeing the facets of happiness and sadness all in one place.”
Raúl de Nieves
“The most toxic combination in the world is…the certainty of being right and a monopoly of power.”
“The most important part is the process. It is the actual living and doing and making.”
“Art isn’t a material, it’s not a medium—it’s not a certain product. It is the choices I’ve been able to make.”
“Drawing is like practicing the piano, because the first ones that I do often don’t come out so I have to practice.”
“Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter.”
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