Just spent the good part of the last 3 hours going through and digitizing the notes I took on Alfred Gell’s Art and Agency (An Anthropological Theory).  

The anthropology of art is here reformulated as the anthropology of a category of action: Gell shows how art objects embody complex intentionalities and mediate social agency.”

As an artist constantly trying to define myself as such, I’m fascinated by what Gell proposes.  Often, in the midst of a painting or a piece of work, I’m not sure whether or not I’m guiding the brush or if the paint is guiding me.  I am (or am I?) the agent of action in this equation.  Come to think of it, do I really have the final word on which pieces get to “live” and which ones don’t? 



Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking
International Print Center New York
02/July/2014 Published on the Net.


The works by these and other Brazilian artists traveled to New York and Washington, in the US, and to Mexico City, Jalapa and Aguascalientes, in the Republic of Mexico, among other places. This has been possible as result of the committed efforts of Eduardo Besen and Sheila Goloborotko. Besen is owner and director of the Gravura Brasileira gallery, in Brazil, centered on printmaking. Goloborotko is an artist, architect, visiting professor of Printmaking at SUNY New Paltz and the artistic director of the Printmaking Center of New Jersey.

Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, América Latina y Caribe

Es un evento cultural auspiciado por el Gobierno de Puerto Rico y dirigido  por el Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), este año el concepto curatorial gira entorno a la ubicuidad actual de la imagen y como ha conducido a su transformación múltiple.