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“So much emphasis is put on how beautiful you are and not a lot of emphasis is put on what you can do and how smart you are,” said Margaret Kilgallen. “I’d like to change the emphasis of what’s important when looking at a woman.”
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How can a promise stimulate innovation?
Recalling her experiences renting a studio space in Manhattan’s Chinatown, artist Wong Kit Yi investigates models for converting collectors into patrons in a new interview with Art21.
“I find this invisible contractual relationship, bound not by law but by honor and respect, extremely interesting,” says the artist. “This interests me because I want to understand what a promise could mean over a long period of time.”
Janine Antoni makes work as a form of healing
Inspired by small religious votive charms called milagros, Janine Antoni grafted together resin body parts to explore the meanings created by two impossible juxtapositions.
“Making work is a form of healing,” said the artist. “In making, I can somehow locate myself in relationship to others and my environment.”
“If somebody comes along and my work resonates for them, that’s when I feel less alone—that I’m not as strange as I feel.”
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