Another platform for art responds quickly to contemporary events and argues that the voice of the artist, as separate from that developed through the artwork, is a crucial social voice. The blog engages in historical and critical discourse but is not restricted by scholarly formats, and its views on culture are uniquely informed by the author’s perspective as a working artist. Recent posts include commentary on Chris Marker, the Donelle Woolford/Joe Scanlan controversy, and Kara Walker.
Silvia Kolbowski is an artist and writer. Her work addresses questions of historicization, political resistance, and the unconscious. She has exhibited internationally in venues including the Taipei Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the Villa Arson in Nice; the Whitney Biennial, The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; the Secession, LAXArt, and others. She is on the advisory board of October, where she was a co-editor between 1993 and 2000. She has taught at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, the CCC program of the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva, the architecture department of Parsons The New School for Design, and the School of Art at The Cooper Union.