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Jul 09

#artistmuse #productiveaging via @artnet by @benadavis “Why Activist Poet Margaret Randall Is a Perfect Muse for SITE Santa Fe”

Please take a few minutes to learn more about Margaret Randall…if we were to open nominations for the Artist Muse of the Year, she would surely be a top the list!” Margaret Randall, self-described “feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist,” was born in New York City in 1936. Amid a life of many peripatetic adventures, she found herself in Mexico City during the 1960s, where she co-founded the pioneering bilingual journal of poetry and art, El Corno Emplumado (“The Plumed Horn”), with the Mexican poet Sergio Mondragón The journal, which prided itself in showcasing work by “communist guerrillas, Catholic priests, indigenous poets,” and “consecrated masters,” according to Randall, will be celebrated next week by an installation in the SITElines biennial in Santa Fe, which opens July 16. Indeed, it stands as one of the muses for the show….)” https://news.artnet.com/art-world/look-forward-site-santa-fes-experimental-2016-biennial-548381?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=070916daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=artnet%20News%20Daily%20Newsletter%20USE

This on @Artnet today focus is on SITE Santa Fe 2016. I was drawn to the accompanying photos (one to spur you on to clicking the above link is reproduced here).

Xenobia Bailey, Sistah Paradise’s Great Wall of Fire Revival Tent (1993–ongoing). Courtesy of the artist

Xenobia Bailey, Sistah Paradise's Great Wall of Fire Revival Tent (1993–ongoing). Courtesy of the artist

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