By Artspace Editors / The Artspace
One of the most prolific artists of the 21st Century, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois created works embodying a singular language in Feminist expression—one that was unflinchingly personal, corporeal, and sensual. While she never explicitly declared herself a feminist artist (she has described her work as being “pre-gender”), her explorations of unconscious sexual desires as a woman were pioneering and authoritative and in 1982, she became the first woman to receive a solo retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
By AD Editorial Team / The Arch Dayli
As urban environments become denser, more expensive and, on occasion, less desirable, creative minds are creating novel ways to escape the hustle, bustle, and tumult of the city. Fernando Abellanas, a designer based in Valencia, has gone to new extremes in his search for solitude.
By Ashleigh Kane / The Dazed
Art legends become art Oracles and offer words of wisdom on life, work, and inspiration – here we decode what it all means
“Don’t be yourself. Be yourselves”, “Good work can come from bad habits”, and “Never make an appearance without controversy”, is a selection of fictional guidance offered by Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Salvador Dalí. By looking at three key elements of each artist’s life and work, writer Katya Tylevich and illustrator Mikkel Sommer have produced 50 Oracle cards (collectively titled Art Oracles and available now) to consult when you’re looking for life, work or inspiration advice. Below, we use art history to demystify what it means.
More advice from art legends here
By Margaret Carrigan / The Artsy
In 2008, Damien Hirst dodged his long-time dealers and took a complete exhibition of his work straight to Sotheby’s. The unprecedented sale surpassed all estimates, bringing in roughly $200 million (of which his galleries at the time, Gagosian and White Cube, did not partake), and raising a major question: Do artists need galleries to sell their work?
From the Contemporary Lynx archives:
Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world. It’s the dream of art students, crème de la crème among the art schools. The RCA boasts such noteworthy alumni as David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Christopher Bailey or Sir Ridley Scott – the list goes on. Meet 4 young Polish female artists from Poland – Ewa Axelrad, Joanna Piotrowska, Agata Madejska and Alicja Patanowska – who graduated from the RCA, too.