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A look at why both artists and institutions should be blending their PR models with more thoughtful and enriching content.
A review of the recent book by one of Copenhagen’s most ambitious artistic organisations.
PerformanceOn Melting Borders between art and society. Cross-disciplinary artist Riccardo Matlakas has been using his art and performance to slowly chip away at the borders that we have drawn for ourselves.by Riccardo Matlakas & J.Scott Stratton Artist info:...
Life & Creative Gumbo
You might be asking yourself who is the person behind this mess of artist interviews, book reviews and advice surely destined for deaf ears? Well, let me tell you my life story in one minute.
I was born somewhere between the Great Salt Lake and the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by religious fanatics with a penchant for magic underwear and mountain bikes. I escaped to a trailer park in the Emerald City under the tutelage of fiery Baptist nanny. I went to school, learned words, unlearned mathematics, and did everything I could to make bad decisions. When my pants were full-size, I got drunk and married by Elvis in Vegas, moved to Dublin, and proceeded to write bad poetry on good paper. When that proved to be a hopeless endeavour, I moved to Copenhagen, adopted a midlife crisis, bought a motorcycle, and wrote mediocre advertising for bad money. Now, I write about artists for zero money and peddled advice like a soapbox charlatan. So it goes.
All in all, I enjoy telling stories. However, I do not enjoy mayonnaise.
– J. Scott Stratton
Speaking with Italian multidisciplinary video and performance artist Francesca Fini about creating work to exist within a digital reality.
PerformanceFive short tips on building your brand as an artist. Developing your artistic identity, in parallel to building your oeuvre of work, can be very demanding. It can turn what should be the pursuit of a passion into a "job." But with a few tips, developing...
As museums, galleries and theatres are all shutting down for a global lockdown, and there is still hope for the art industry. Virtual museum tours could be the ticket to keeping art alive through hard times.
Speaking with Ingrid Tranum Velásquez and Pelenise Alofa about their performance Tekeraoi am Mananga! or Good luck on your journey!
DIY TipsIndependent Artist Promotion: How to feed the hype beast Maintaining your artistic integrity while trying to market and promote yourself can be a difficult thing to manage. So how can artists engage in it without compromising themselves?by J.Scott...
The ambiguous French artist explains his thoughts on turning the austere and archaic Bitmap into a vehicle for social commentary.
Visual ArtsDavid Mrugula explores patterns of hate and anger. Architect and generative artist pairs angry or hateful vocal expressions with generative design to create rather beautiful work.by David Mrugula & J.Scott Stratton Artist info:...
Organising yourself isn’t the sexiest part of being an artist or creative. There are many organisational tools out there for collecting your thoughts, ideas and research, but which ones are the best?
Artist Claus Haxholm crafts a collection of work that explores the sculptural, auditory, and experiential as a part of an ongoing exhibition with Former Commodity and Sensorisk Verden
PerformanceFanclub presents their work ‘We Are Dancers.‘ It’s an evening of the nomadic, as the Copenhagen-based ambulant collective Fanclub joins the now temporarily vagabond Dansehallenre for their latest iteration of We Are Dancers.by Fanclub & J.Scott Stratton...
Working from intuition, borrowing from nature, and drawing inspiration from Shakespeare, Bo Christian Larsson’s ‘Light Traps’ is another ambitious collection of work from the Swedish artist
Visual ArtsAM DeBrincat’s collection ‘Hello Sunshine’ In her new collection the New York-based artist looks at what conventional techniques of figure painting means in the digital age.by AM Debrincat & J.Scott Stratton Artist info: Linkhe first...