Transcendence, 7 blocks and an unfinished circle

Transcendence, 7 blocks and an unfinished circle

Sarover Zaidi Nasreen Mohamedi, Untitled / via alchetron.com Walking seven blocks in the rain for Nasreen Mohamedi and soaking in New York, I understood why grids are important to deal with the precariousness of life. For Mohamedi, this precarity, albeit not hinged on wealth or family, came from the form of her work. Working in categorical…

The Artist as Activist

The Artist as Activist

K. Satchidanandan Pablo Picasso, ‘Guernica’ / Museo Reina Sofia Theodore Adorno’s famous statement “Poetry is impossible after Auschwitz” beautifully sums up the inevitable impact of politics on art. The statement was certainly not literal. He must have meant that poetry – and art in general – can no more remain what it was; it cannot…