Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. About a year ago, we asked artists how the pandemic had impacted their art. For good or ill, COVID-19 forced many artists to reimagine their creative practice. Now, as the pandemic starts to ebb and society begins to reopen, we asked, What possibilities do you see for your art? Katrina … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Artsake recently caught up with artist Linda Bond (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow '13). Her installation, Deadly Weapons, 2021, explores the practice of migrant detention in the United States. Most of my studio time since last spring was devoted to a commissioned installation for the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia. Installed this May, it … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. We wanted to revisit a question we first asked in 2016: What issues do you see artists grappling with that don’t often get discussed? Whether because they're hard to talk about or because they fly under the radar, some issues just don't get a lot of open discussion on forums such as this … [Read more...]
Miki Sawada is a classically-trained pianist. Since 2017, she's been traveling with a piano, in a van, to community spaces throughout the country, to perform classical music for free. Called the Gather Hear Tour, Miki's project has traveled from Alaska to West Virginia to an upcoming tour in Massachusetts. We asked Miki about the tour, her work, and her life as an artist … [Read more...]
Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. We recently asked a group of curators, editors, and presenters about their advice for artists. So this time, we decided to turn the tables and ask artists, What is ONE THING you wish more curators, editors, and presenters, i.e. gatekeepers, would incorporate into their selection … [Read more...]