Inclusive and critically rigorous Beautiful Things Art Blog includes essays and unique interviews with contemporary artists worldwide.
I am interested in the idea that beauty is not only a formal easily recognizable thing, but the meaning of “beauty” can extend to the idea that revelation, truth, courage, and daring while often disruptive or formally “ugly” can also lead to a type of beauty..
In 2017, I am particularly invested in expanding the scope of the blog to explorations of contemporary art practice in continents beyond North America and Europe. Nevertheless, it is my hope that lots more innovative art, regardless of origins will have continue to have its place here.
*Image courtesy of Elena Helfrecht, detail of-The Seeds of the Past are Blooming Now.
Sui Park Wiggling
Armstrong Too Catwalk to Freedom (detail)
Shelbi Shroeder White Series
Lara Zankoul Ambivalence
Aleksandra Devic Holding On
Alessandro Sicioldr Bianchi Le Tre Sorelle
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” (Audrey Lorde)