It gave me no end of pleasure, a frisson of pleasure, to have come, many years ago, upon the fact that my grandfather, born on July 15, 1892, shared a birth day with Walter Benjamin.
Final Portrait, Written and Directed by Stanley Tucci
In Paris in 1964 the Swiss-Italian artist Alberto Giacometti asked James Lord, his friend and an American art critic, to sit for a portrait. It would require only a single sitting lasting two or three hours and then Lord could go back to America as he had planned. A fortnight later, and after 18 unpredictable sessions
An Interview with Meryl McMaster
Meryl McMaster knows what’s in a name. The names she has picked for three of her main bodies of work— “Ancestral,” “In-Between Worlds” and “Wanderings”—all articulate a relation to her past and present identity as it emerges from a self-described “dual heritage.”
Image and Object in the Art of Erin Shirreff
It’s my sense that engaging with Erin Shirreff’s work involves an act of faith. Her proposition that time is the elemental dimension in the embodiment of her works, that is, in bringing them into being, is one with which we agree if we commit to her work.