Q & A with Renée Stout: Private Spaces, Spiritual Advisors, and Resistance

Many contemporary African-American artists have explored the psychological effects of the arduous road they had to endure in the American history. But fewer of these artists have incorporated spiritual underpinnings of the various forces that have shaped this journey. Renee Stout (b.1968), the first African-American artist to exhibit in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, is asking these very spiritual questions. Stout explores the issues surrounding […]

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Bold Women of Elvira Bach

  *Originally published on ArtSpiel.org website April 26,2019 In the context of the global feminist art of today there are a few trailblazers who continue to work and dazzle with their exuberance. Immediacy and mastery of visual resolution signal such fast-paced and intuitive artists. German-born Elvira Bach is one of them. Bach has created a […]

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Dana Schutz: Artist of Controversy

*Originally written in 2017   From antiquity right up to the end of the twentieth century the world of art, similar to other fields of human life, was considered a gentleman’s club. Men were serious artists and professionals, while women were allowed ‘to dabble’ in watercolor or harmless landscapes. Based on women’s stereotypical role as […]

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Natela Iankoshvili – Feminist Hero

Exhibition Essay from Natela Iankoshvili Centennial exhibition at MoMa Tbilisi, June 2018 Image credit: Natela Iankoshvili, Autumn at Kiziki, 1976, oil on canvas   Natela Iankoshvili (1918-2007) is the crown jewel of Georgian painting, bringing with her vibrancy and authenticity of the Eastern Europe. Iankoshvili was the greatest Georgian woman artist who refused to conform […]

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Woman’s Identity in the Georgian Visual Art: Pagava, Iankoshvili, Kvesitadze, Khizanishvili

  *This article was originally published on Heinrich Boell Foundation website in February 2019 Over the last thirty years woman’s identity in Georgia has undergone significant change and this transformative process has not yet been completed. Significantly this shift was predetermined by a corresponding radical revision in the global economic and social paradigms. As it […]

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King is Female

My book about three Georgian female artists Tamara Kvesitadze, Natela Grigalashvili, and Rusudan Khizanishvili with a foreword by Alfred Kornfeld from Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin has been published by Wienand Verlag in Berlin, October 2018 in conjunction with Galerie Kornfeld. It has been published both in English and in German. I spent one year researching and […]

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