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Artists' Desks

by Andrea Alessi
The artist’s desk: enchanted playground or torturous wrestling mat? The home of inspiration—or perspiration?  The ubiquitous marker of the workspace holds different meaning for each artist. What they bring to the table tells us something about their process, and perhaps even their artwork. Beyond voyeuristic satisfaction, we think there’s something to learn from getting a glimpse of the artist’s desk, and in this ongoing series we ask artists to share their space with us and tell us a little... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 3/16/16
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Artists' Desks

by Andrea Alessi
What can be learned from looking at an artist’s desk? Does the workspace contain the material markers of process? Does it hint at the final outcome of the artwork? Naturally. But as we’ve gleaned from our ongoing exercise in hearing from artists about their desks, what takes place in the studio and on the desktop is not all wrestling with concepts and materials. It’s where the prosaic business of being an artist meets with its more esteemed sidekicks, inspiration and process. In this special... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 3/3/16
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Artists' Desks

by Andrea Alessi
Whether they’re doing residencies or research, teaching or travel, or whether they’re simply responding to the contingencies of affordable and available studio space, artists today are in constant motion. What’s the marker of the artist’s studio in this peripatetic climate? Is the artist’s “desk” a piece of furniture, an anchored object? Or is it something they can pick up and carry away—a laptop or notebook that travels with them wherever they go? Is place paramount, or is it what the... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 2/11/16
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Artists' Desks

by Char Jansen
What does the interior architecture of the artist's workspace tell us about their process and practice? In psychoanalytic terms, it's often assumed that the artist's studio is a reflection of the artist's thinking.   But nowadays, the spaces artists inhabit are very different than what they once were: they've had to adapt to a more migratory life, squeezed by bigger economic problems. The desk is really the only universal marker left, a synecdoche of the artist's studio; it's where the action... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 1/22/16
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Artists' Desks

by Char Jansen
What does the interior architecture of the artist's workspace tell us about their process and practice? In psychoanalytic terms, it's often assumed that the artist's studio is a reflection of the artist's thinking.   But nowadays, the spaces artists inhabit are very different than what they once were: they've had to adapt to a more migratory life, squeezed by bigger economic problems. The desk is really the only universal marker left, a synecdoche of the artist's studio; it's where the action... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 1/20/16
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Artists' Desks

by Char Jansen
In today's mode of techno-voyeurism, we're constantly peeking into the factory to see how the sausage is made. The artist's studio has always had an allure, the inchoate site of creativity, the setting for private practice—like an escort's boudoir, the biggest mystery is, what do they do when they're alone in there? We zoom in closer to see what artists keep on their most personal work space: their desk. What does it reveal about them, or about their art? We invite artists from very different... [more]
Posted by Char Jansen on 8/27/15