"There is no artist mother paradigm. So, when I, as a middle-aged woman, make art, people assume it’s my nice hobby. They don’t take me seriously because it’s not a paradigm that we celebrate or that’s particularly visible, culturally. But being an artist mother is an identity that, once it’s articulated, people feel very strongly."—Hettie Judah, on the artist mother identity.
"You need to watch your flame and tend to what it needs, because the light's going to go out otherwise. If you don't give it the right environment—give it burning oil, protect it from wind and so forth—then it's going to go out. Once it's out, you have to just sit around and wait till it gets lit again. You don't get lit on demand."—Manjari Sharma, on guarding your flame.
Stephen Shore's new book Modern Instances: The Craft of Photography is an impressionistic memoir of anecdotes, reflections and influences by the iconic photographer and photographic educator.
"I have to be creative on demand, because if I mess up an assignment then I'm probably not going to get a callback. That editor, or that publication, is not going to hire me again. And that is a very stark reality of photography, right? You have to be at your optimal all the time."—Dina Litovsky, on being creative on demand.
Martin Kollár’s new book After is autobiographical, collecting images made for a project-in-progress with his partner, Mária Rumanová, who ended her own life in 2019, and editing them together anew.
"You have to be able to live with the work. Some images, if they reveal too much, you just don’t fancy living with them."—Alicja Dobrucka, in our interview about her photobook, I like you, I like you a lot.
In the new book How Art Works, Ellen Winner walks us through the foundations of how we think about art, touching on questions, research, and theory.
"When training is not just about the physical act but also about your goals and your point of focus and what you’re doing with your mind, I think a happy by-product of that is less anxiety and fewer dark issues of the soul, because it’s a proactive way of training."—Vanessa Cornett, in our interview about new book The Mindful Musician.
From now until 5 January 2020 at the Tate Modern: a mid-career survey of the works of Olafur Eliasson: life-size encounters that engage and confound the senses to trigger what can only be called “experiences.”
"There are definitely days when I don’t have the energy, and today is a day I’m struggling. [...] It really is fighting every day and the project gives me something to fight for in a productive way that’s bigger than myself, which seems to be good for me."—Tara Wray, in our interview about the Too Tired Project.