Frankenstein's trade pact: Frightening stuff

by Marisa Martin -- Is a film, painting or technical marvel ever created entirely ex-nihilo? Could it spontaneously generate with virtually no debt to previous works of art, texts or discoveries? This more…

Remembering the Armenian holocaust in art

by Marisa Martin --   Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians? – Adolph Hitler, arguing for success of his "final solution" What do these things have in more…

A tale of two artists

by Marisa Martin -- Saudi Arabia: a place where it is very much equally difficult for art or women to thrive, to disturb the status quo or to openly show too much more…

U.S. adds torment to Iranian artists

by Marisa Martin -- While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was being thoroughly duped, doped and honeyed up by his Iranian counterpart Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in July 2014, Atena more…

Greeks looking for new gifts?

by Marisa Martin -- Do you detest the rich? Do you fret over evil elitists plotting over their Dom Perignon and caviar how to draft us all into their mammoth proletarian slave more…

Causing trouble 1 performance at a time

by Marisa Martin -- Contemporary artists are known for creating a little political scrimmage when they can – it's considered a badge of honor. But they almost always end up on the more…