No Printing Press, No Problem: How to Build a Bottle Jack Press

Since its inception, printmaking has revolutionized the world as we know it. It gave writers, publishers, and artists the advantage of making copies. In turn, it exposed more people to their work faster. Some of the earliest printing methods were used in China around the 9th century, which involved using hand-carved blocks. In the 15th … Read more

The True Problem with the 2022 Venice Biennale: Its Eurocentrism –

There has never been a Venice Biennale like the current one. Of its 213 artists, more than 90 percent identify as women or as gender nonconforming, a fact which has just been celebrated. Its curator, Cecilia Alemani, has decided to focus on Surrealism and the ways artists working today are breathing new life into it. … Read more

The problem with art writing

From the April 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. The visual art world is getting textier and textier. Few institutional exhibitions now without captioning lengthier than a come parliamentary report. The more self-important commercial galleries publish weighty catalogs, show by show, to communicate museum-like gravitas and spin saleable tales around their artists. Small … Read more