It made me realize how important it is to stand still at times and reflect on what you’re doing, where you’re going and where you come from. And also: how good it feels to experience a certain validation of what you’re doing. And of course, that I switch from “I” to “we” ever so often because “I” feel so supported by many people who make “me” part of “we”.
A question to which my own answer surprised me. “Do you read other art blogs?” When thinking about that answer I realized that I am much more influenced by (and intersted in) other voices about life in general, or topics like identity, than blogs about art. I wonder why? Perhaps because daily life and art seem so much more intertwined in Suriname? At least that’s true for MY life.
A few of my inspirations:
– Rob Perrée in the Netherlands/USA
– Switi RAUW Facebook
– A Tasty Bit – A culinary blog in Suriname
People I follow on Facebook and/or Twitter:
Danny Simmons, Amma Asante, Anne Patterson, Harriet Duurvoort, Kno’Ledge Cesare, Zihni Özdil, Rose-Marie Maitre, Teju Cole, Uncooked Culture, Ronny Edry Pushpin, Proud Rebels, Arturo Desimone, Sunny Bergman
Other stuff I follow I will add here, and if readers want to add: please feel free to drop me (Marieke Visser) a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Uniarte Facebook
And, of course, I follow An Paenhuysen.
I read An’s name first in an invitation from Node Center for Curatorial Studies, for an online course for Art Criticism and Writing. And then when I started following her blog (via Google+), I just loved her vlog What is art. Short, simple videos about what makes art art.