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Mark Rothko (American, 1903-1970), No. 73, 1952, oil on canvas. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1985.27. Copyright © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/ARS New York.

Welcome to The Art Section


The Spring of 2016 marks the beginning of the ninth year of The Art Section. I am delighted to be able to present the three articles in this issue to mark the occasion.


Monica Trevisan is a Venetian architect who has been traveling internationally this year. She returned to Adelaide, Australia after a twelve-year hiatus only to find the architecture of the city changed. In particular, she was drawn to SAHMRI (South Australian Health and Medical Institute) and has written about and photographed this amazing structure, which she likens to a sculpture, for TAS discussing the way form intersects with function.


Philip Auslander has created a curated project for TAS that ruminates on the relationship of costuming to performance art. Auslander, who has often written on the relationship of performance to theatre, gives us a new take on the dichotomy of body and clothing.


I had the pleasure of interviewing Christopher Rothko, Mark Rothko’s son, while he was in Atlanta to speak about his new book, Mark Rothko: From The Inside Out. This is a compelling book on his relationship to his father’s paintings and a rich reading into the language of painting.


On a sad note, I would like to pay respect to the great architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) who passed away unexpectedly this past week. In 2007, The Art Section had the honor of presenting a documentary by Italian videographer Daniele Frison, who covered Hadid's contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2007. We have reposted this work here; please take a look.






Deanna Sirlin


The Art Section 

Deanna Sirlin is  an artist. Her recent book is She's Got What It Takes: American Women Artists In Dialogue was Published by Charta Art Books 2013.

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