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August 2021 Opportunities: Open Calls, Residencies, and Grants for Artists

August 5, 2021

Colossal

Every month, Colossal shares a selection of opportunities for artists and designers, including open calls, grants, fellowships, and residencies. If you'd like to list an opportunity here, please get in touch at [email protected] You can also join our monthly Opportunities Newsletter.   Open Calls New Futures at The Other Art Fair Chicago Featured As part of The Other Art Fair’s mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world, New Futures is designed to launch the careers of talented emerging artists through a prize that includes free exhibition space at…

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Art Colossal

Interview: A Conversation with Curator Tam Gryn Unpacks the Innovative Mix of Art and Retail Behind SHOWFIELDS

April 26, 2021

Christopher Jobson

We recently sat down with SHOWFIELDS head curator Tam Gryn for a conversation about the unique blend of shopping, art, brand activations, and events that drive the innovative retail concept. With locations in New York City and Miami, the relatively new space already has generated fruitful collaborations between an impressive array of artists, companies, and organizations, including Perrier x Murakami, Tax Collection, Brooke DiDonato, Kenny Sharf, Ekaterina Popova, Filthy Luker, and the Whitney and Brooklyn museums. Often working in response to cultural…

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A Conversation with Curator Tam Gryn Unpacks the Innovative Mix of Art and Retail Behind SHOWFIELDS

April 26, 2021

Grace Ebert

Colossal editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson spoke with SHOWFIELDS head curator Tam Gryn in February 2021. The innovative retail concept in New York City and Miami blends shopping, art, brand activations, and unique events under one roof with collaborators like Tax Collection, Brooke DiDonato, Kenny Sharf, Ekaterina Popova, Filthy Luker, and the Whitney and Brooklyn museums. This conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. Shown above is the Perrier x Murakami collaboration at SHOWFIELDS NYC. All images © SHOWFIELDS, shared with permission Christopher: Before we get into all of the exciting stuff that SHOWFIELDS has become known for, take us a…

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Colossal

Membership Update: Colossal is Now Ad-Free for Members

March 3, 2020

Grace Ebert

In the four months since we launched our membership program, hundreds have joined Colossal's global community of readers who are passionate about visual culture and independent publishing. Since November, we've offered our members insight into the creative lives of some of the most interesting voices in contemporary arts, like Susanna Bauer, Brooke DiDonato, and Rob Woodcox. We're on track to meet our goal of 1,000 members by the end of 2020, which is also our 10th year publishing. Because of this support, we're able to offer a new…

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Colossal Photography

Interview: A Conversation with Photographer Brooke DiDonato Explores the Process and Inspiration Behind Her Surreal Imagery

February 4, 2020

Christopher Jobson

New York City-based photographer Brooke DiDonato discusses her approach to composition and color in her unmistakably original images in a conversation with Editor-in-Chief Christopher Jobson. The two talk about ideas of surrealism and magic realism found in DiDonato's work, the deep lines of inspiration drawn from her family, and her observations of the world around her. Join hundreds of Colossal Members who are diving into this discussion with DiDonato. As a member, you’ll gain access to this interview, in addition to other perks, and be part of a…

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A Conversation with Photographer Brooke DiDonato Explores the Process and Inspiration Behind Her Surreal Imagery

February 4, 2020

Christopher Jobson

Our Editor-in-Chief Christopher Jobson conducted this interview with photographer Brooke DiDonato via phone. The conversation has been edited for brevity. Christopher: You often use the word “surreal” and people label you as a “surrealist photographer." That word gets thrown around a lot just for anything that is unusual or weird or unexpected. But, it really does seem to apply to you. Would you say that’s fair? That you’re a “surrealist photographer”? Brooke: It’s interesting that you ask because I was just having this conversation with a friend. I think I use that word because it's so readily accessible for people,…

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