Finding one’s own voice in the absence of precedents

After a long period of soul searching that encompassed numerous stumbles, Forti finally appropriated all the influences she encountered throughout her life up to that point and gave birth to a richly layered voice of her own. Continue reading Finding one’s own voice in the absence of precedents

Why we have not yet come out of the Post-Modern era

for the time being, the dominant narrative, the meta-narrative, is “whatever the market likes.” That is to say, our aesthetic value hinges on capitalism, economic growth, consumption, and crucially, sales. And even though such a narrative is essentially arbitrary and ugly, it nonetheless dictates our value. In other words, it is a dirty little secret latent in the art world. Continue reading Why we have not yet come out of the Post-Modern era