Wattis Assistant Curator, Liz Glass interviews artists Zarouhie Abdalian, Will Rogan, and Amalia Pica in the latest issue of San Francisco Arts Quarterly.
Both artists will have work in the forthcoming exhibition at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, When Attitudes Became Form Becomes Attitudes.
It’s an honor to think as an artist that you hope you’re part of something bigger. Like art, at the end, is this accumulation of all the artworks that have been made, or imagined, and that people thought were valid, along history. To be part of a show that somehow establishes that continuity, it’s quite an honor. To feel that you’re part of that community.
And I’m saying a curse because you look at the work that is there, and you think, a lot of those artists are great artists. Very often you feel there’s so many things in the world, there’s so many art pieces in the world, and you think, really? —Do I need to make another one? When Attitudes is a perfect example of great things that were made at a certain period in time. It is great to feel part of that history and it’s also a bit of a curse because it’s quite intimidating.
- Amalia Pica