The Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander shares this laconic understanding of constant change. Her work is quietly transformative; and previous readings have focused on such themes as digestion and cultural cannibalism.
With a deft attention to materials, Neuenschwander develops a set of simple
Houses are loaded: places where folks make love and trouble, cheat on their taxes, scold their children, drink too many cocktails, and break bread with friends. Actions of intimacy, decadence, indecency, and good old-fashioned humanity take place inside walls of stone, metal, wood, and glass. But wha
Perhaps the most famous of all outsider artists, Joseph Cornell is best known for the shadow box collages he assembled in the basement of the Queens home he shared with his mother and brother. His assemblages usually include dolls, thimbles, engravings, magazine pictures, and pretty much anything he