Sunday, June 16, 2024

Who’s Right?

“If anyone tells you there is only one way, their way, get as far away from them as possible, both physically and philosophically.” -Jim Jarmusch

I’m reading The Believer: Issue 142, which includes an interview with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. It made think of this excellent quote of his – life advice, really. Perhaps we have all encountered folks along the way who think like this, who believe that everyone should align with their way of thinking and doing and believing. Or perhaps we have been guilty of this one ourselves, imposing our way on those around us. We can learn from both sides of this experience. People come from as many perspectives as there are individuals on the planet. And part of life is learning – perhaps not perfecting, but always continuing to strive toward – being at peace with the fact that what works for us won’t work for everyone, and that’s OK.

Adrianne Rubenstein joined us to talk about her recent exhibition, Magic Show, which ran through March 16 at Broadway Gallery. The title relates to the act of painting and to the idea of nurturing a magical childhood for her two-year-old. With reference to painting, Rubenstein says she feels a bit like a magician when she works, making things appear and taking them away. To learn more, listen to the complete interview.

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz chatted with us about her recent show with Ad Minoliti, Manifesto of Immature Abstraction, at Barro Gallery in New York. The two met through a mutual colleague and began to discover they shared a lot in common when it came to their particular artistic interest and practices. To learn more about the origins of this artistic duo, listen to the complete interview.

A few words to keep in your pocket

Remember that your perspective is just that – yours and yours alone.

Outings

Join me at two galleries in Chelsea, NYC, Harper’s, 534 West 22nd St. and Pace, 540 W 25th St

Interviews are available on iTunes as podcasts, and for Android, please click here. All weekly essay pieces in a shareable format are here. The full archive of interviews is here.

More books to read

Ours is a community of readers. Tell us what books you’re into these days by adding your titles to our reading list here. Praxis member Kathleen J. Graves is reading The Tiny Journalist by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Opportunities

Velvetpark Residency offers live-work studios for LGBTQ+ writers and visual artists through a selective bi-yearly application process. Located in Brooklyn, NY, it supports creators aged 18+ with a 6-month term. Visit the website to learn more and apply. Deadline for applications is April 14.

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics and is currently faculty at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World. He also has a new book coming out in the Spring of 2024, The Problems in the Art World: An Artist’s A-Z Action Guide, which is available for preorder.

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