aRUDE: art + kulture

GREGORY SPECK: MENAGERIE OF ANIMAL HOUSE AT BERESFORD

I created my museum out of love for the beauty of these splendid, intelligent, inspired creatures, none of whose deaths I caused. My profound knowledge of the natural taxonomy of their graceful identities, as soon to be extinct living artwork of the Lord, leaves me in contempt of those who would approach my temple to the Ark with anything less than faith in me and my severe judgment upon them all.

 

PAOLO CANEVARI

More than once I’ve described my role as an artist like that of a virus; for me, the work has to be something that creates a mental shift, and drives the unconscious into new, unexpected realms.

 

KWANG YOUNG CHUN

Kwang Young Chun has a story to tell. The Korean visual artist who loves fishing in the quiet countryside is the force behind a career of stunning and meaningful work that gives insight into the history and culture of his homeland.

 

CANVAS AND CAMERA

A museum curator since she was 20, Dominique de Font-Réaulx came into her own surrounded by the world’s most celebrated works of art. Rembrandt, Cézanne, Ingres, Courbet – the glorious masters of canvas are her life’s work. No doubt influenced by the compelling presence of these paintings, the Parisian-based curator and historian began exploring the effect on painters of a new medium that exploded onto the 1800s art scene: photography.

 

COLE RUMBOUGH

There is so much a singer can do to convey a story to their audience with these lyrics in an intimate cabaret room. For the audience, it transports. For the performer, it’s pure joy.

 
 

WILLIAM McKEEN

Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.

 

SUSAN VREELAND

Susan Vreeland has been rather prolific since “Girl in Hyacinth Blue” became her first art-related novel in 1999, publishing five more books. Four of her novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Currently, she is well into writing a novel about painters Chagall and Cézanne.

 

UTE LEMPER

My journey is a German journey, it is based on the German repertoire, it is a dialogue that I open with this musical journey, a dialogue with the past, it’s a very complicated dialogue, about the pre-war period of the Weimar Republic.

 

MICHAEL SCALISI

I like being photographed and have been in that spot many times. I like being in movies. I also like the relationship between photographer and subject. A bond, even momentarily holds them together for as long as the image exists and perhaps further.