The Places You’ll Go: The Art of Walking

The Places You’ll Go: The Art of Walking

During this time of the pandemic, in addition to reading, what I have been doing a lot of is walking. Every day, sometimes going two or even three times, just for the purpose of ge...

Another Online Visit: A Blue Thought in a Blue Shade: Anna Atkins and Cyanotype Photograms

Another Online Visit: A Blue Thought in a Blue Shade: Anna Atkins and Cyanotype Photograms

A few years ago, way back when art could still be encountered in person, Emily Bauman, Photography Curatorial Assistant at the CAM, wrote an online note about the experience of bei...

Art Acquisitions

Art Acquisitions

What goes into acquiring art institutionally?  Aeqai takes a look at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Cy...

Celebrating the Modern Woman: Isabel Bishop 1902-1988

Celebrating the Modern Woman: Isabel Bishop 1902-1988

Isabel Bishop, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, spent her childhood in Detroit, before moving to New York City to study illustration at the New York School of Applied Design for Women.  ...

Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019)

Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019)

I was asked to write this article on one of my favorite women artists. Without hesitation, I knew it would be about the late, great Carolee Schneemann. Carolee activated the female...

May 2020


The Places You’ll Go: The Art of Walking
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

During this time of the pandemic, in addition to reading, what I have been doing a lot of is walking. Every day, sometimes going two or even three times, just for the purpose of ge...

Another Online Visit: A Blue Thought in a Blue Shade: Anna Atkins and Cyanotype Photograms
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

A few years ago, way back when art could still be encountered in person, Emily Bauman, Photography Curatorial Assistant at the CAM, wrote an online note about the experience of bei...

Art Acquisitions
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

What goes into acquiring art institutionally?  Aeqai takes a look at the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. Cy...

Celebrating the Modern Woman: Isabel Bishop 1902-1988
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

Isabel Bishop, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, spent her childhood in Detroit, before moving to New York City to study illustration at the New York School of Applied Design for Women.  ...

Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019)
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

I was asked to write this article on one of my favorite women artists. Without hesitation, I knew it would be about the late, great Carolee Schneemann. Carolee activated the female...

Fotofolio – Lisa Britton
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

“Lisa Britton Retrospective: 1988-1999” Lisa’s statement and bio: What causes one to be truly amazed and delighted? For me it is light itself, and how it can reveal a vision ...

Tala Madani and her Théâtre de la Cruauté in Projections
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

At a whopping eight feet wide and predominately a Mars Black that tempers into the Payne’s Gray realm, Projections (2015) presents itself (similarly to all of Madani’s painting...

Camille Claudel’s Les Causeuses: The Subject of Lack and the Leaning Tree of Destiny
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

Unfortunately, albeit perhaps tethered to imposed historical responsibility, most introductions to Camille Claudel and her oeuvre are steeped in biographical detail that inevitably...

On Chantal Akerman’s Biopolitical Rebellion
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

The work of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has received no scarcity of praise. Akerman is considered one of the more influential feminist filmmakers to emerge from Europe in the...

The Double Standard and The Drawing Room within Perrotin A Quick Examination of Genesis Belanger & Emily Mae Smith
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

I’m going to discuss one image—with works from two female-identifying artists. The image is taken by an anonymous photographer that documented the two-person exhibition A Stran...

A Look Back
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

In the midst of a global pandemic, when the stream of constant news is at it loudest, it is the perfect opportunity for quiet reflection. I’m sure a great philosopher said that s...

“The Exhibition of Persephone Q” by Jessi Jezeweska Stevens
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

“The Exhibition of Persephone Q”, by Jessi Jezeweska Stevens, is her debut novel and it is commandingly brilliant.  The dystopian novel has rather taken over in fictio...

“Simon The Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

Paulette Jiles’ new novel, “Simon The Fiddler”, is both charming and a wonderful story; the writer offers us some fascinating history of the State of Texas right ...

“The Mountains Sing” by Nguyen Han Que Mai
May 23, 2020 | by | Read →

“The Mountains Sing”, by Nguyen Han Que Mai, is the first novel I’ve ever read about a Vietnamese family and its vicissitudes over four generations of war, reeduc...

April 2020


Another Online Visit: Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Man Rising from his Chair” at the Taft Museum of Art
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

The High Renaissance portrait sought to depict dignity—the sense of worthiness that was, typically, an even more valuable quality in a portrait than likeness—in repose. The gre...

Summoning the Ghost in R. A. Blakelock’s “Moonlit Lake”
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“These capricious vagabonds fly somewhat in the manner of bats,” Camille Flammarion wrote in 1872[1], “which seem to dive at the turrets, and suddenly turn back, describing a...

ALL THINGS ARE DELICATELY INTERCONNECTED: Jenny Holzer // Wanda Orme Earth Day and COVID-19
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

There are / were a lot of holidays effected by COVID-19 measures this spring; Ramadan, Passover, and Easter to name the heavyweights. For me what stood with a heavier weight than n...

What Does a Registrar Do?
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

There are a number of roles behind the scenes at a museum that make the place run.  One such job is that of a registrar.  This article details the life of a registrar at the Cinc...

Fotofolio: Andreas Rentsch
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

“The Chair”, 2019 Andreas’ statement and bio: My photographic work of late possesses a close aesthetic relationship to performance art, drawing and painting. Process has beco...

Abstraction and Reality: Documenting Art in Virtual Museums
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Predictably, I’ve been lamenting my inability to go out, visit museums, see films or generally have a good time in public. I often write on photography, visual art and technology...

CampSITE
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

The places you can go these days are few and far between.  With the outdoors our now fondest of friends, CampSITE is a hand worth holding, or beholding from a safe distance.  Loc...

The New Fashion Industry
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

It seems just a short time since fashion industry insiders gathered together to watch the Fall 2020 collections walk the runway in early winter. So much has changed in the past few...

“Deacon King Kong” by James McBride
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

One of the side benefits of this period when we’re mostly all at  home, for me, has been that I’m reading even more than I usually do. I’ve polished off fifteen ...

“Abigail” by Magda Szabo
Apr 25, 2020 | by | Read →

Virtually every important literary critic has been raving about Magda Szabo’s novel “Abigail”, published in the l970 in her home country of Hungary, but recently ...


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    Since many of our readers very much enjoyed our April issue, where we asked our writers to pick one work of art anywhere in the world and tell us why  it’s important, we dec...