“Artists have to chart their own path”

At Art21, Hrag talks to Austin Thomas about making art, being an artist, and her latest project, Art Stumbles. “After completing Pocket Utopia, a 2-year, community-based salon project in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, I�ve started organizing art walking tours called Art Stumbles. These tours offer up food for thought, refreshments and refreshing perspectives on the art geography of a particular place. Until recently, Pocket Utopia was a place for showing other artists� work, and I thought of it as an extension of my own artwork. I re-engaged my ideas by constructing a social space. I learned what it really meant to be an artist running Pocket Utopia. Being an artist is about creating a community and contributing to that community. It is also about making good work and doing-it-yourself. Artists have to be in charge of their own artist development and they have to chart their own path.” Read more.

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