My Journey Exploring Medical Art Therapy for Burn Care: From Practice to Applied Research

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn By Bani Malhotra, MA, ATR-BC Working with a burning patient in India. Medical art therapy is a rapidly growing subspecialty of art therapy. Art therapists all over the world work in different medical settings, providing a range of services to children and adults in hospitals, outpatient clinics, palliative care settings, or community … Read more

Why We Need to Care for and Maintain Public Art

LOS ANGELES — When I was an art conservation technician in Southern California, I had the opportunity to treat and maintain public artworks around the region. Our team went everywhere, tenderly washing sculptures, plucking off chewing gum, applying fresh layers of wax. The work was Sisyphean but satisfying, some real Mierle-Laderman-Ukeles-type of moments. At the … Read more

Why We Should Care About the Video Essay

In StillebenHarun Farocki’s 1995 essay film (or film essay), we see a comparison between still-life paintings from the 17th-century and current commercial advertisements. The film aims to explore how the arrangement of products in a setting, ready to be photographed, relates to the meticulous object studies seen in baroque paintings. We can approach the audiovisual … Read more