A remarkable multi-volume book of William Eggleston's Democratic Forrest published by Steidl is Justin Partyka's object of desire. As we listen to him describing the ritual of immersing himself in Eggleston's photographs, we come to appreciate the singularity of photography as a medium of expression and its closeness to that of poetry.
Artists develop a personal discipline that includes daily rituals. It is that type of commitment that allows them to absorb details of materiality, focus on ideas, and resolve the challenge of combining it all in expressive form.
Mixed media artist Rebecca Goodman has worked both in the commercial and nonprofit worlds and seems to have made up her mind. Public art that deals with ecology and the sense of self in a high-tech future is what she likes to explore in her writing, soon in her practice as well. But that does not mean she has turned her back to discussing luxury. It is all related. Listen to this episode to find out how.
Photography by Ériver Hijano
Based in Berlin since 2016, Emily has been supporting young artists with her writing. But the desire to acquire a work that appealed to her grew stronger and stronger until she decided to splurge in Dilemma 2, 2021 by artist Conny Maier represented by König Gallery.
Listen to this episode to find out more about Emily's object of desire and get an insider's view on what it means to maintain a creative practice as a writer in the art industry.