"I want to connect to the people that are going through this transition. You’re changing when you’re going through the consulate…your life is changing." —Marela Zacarías
New in ART21 New York Close Up: Artist Marela Zacarías creates a work commissioned by the Art in Embassies program for the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. The painted sculpture, Red Meander (2014), is her largest work to date and is the first of her works to be shown in her country of birth.
IMAGES: Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up episode, Marela Zacarías Goes Big & Goes Home. © ART21, Inc. 2014.
I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.By Anaïs Nin (via hush-syrup)
William S. Burroughs, “Jack Kerouac, Tangier” (1957), Silver gelatin print, 9.5 x 6.3 cm (© Estate of William S. Burroughs, Courtesy of the Barry Miles Archive)
"Cleaning Women, 1959. Photograph: Hans Haacke/DACS
All the big hitters of the art world were at the 1959 Documenta exhibition: Kandinsky, Pollock, Magritte and Mickey Mouse. From polka-dotty punters to super-serious nuns, Hans Haacke’s stunning photos capture the crowds who lapped up these masters of modern art.” (theguardian.com)