Art Dirt: What Does it Mean to “Make it” in the Art World?

by Glasstire May 21, 2023
A woman paints a picture. She is holding a paintbrush and leaning in very close to see what she's painting.

Artist Gisela McDaniel in Kelcey Edwards’s documentary “The Art of Making It.” Image: Wischful Thinking Productions

Jessica Fuentes and Brandon Zech discuss The Art of Making It, a 2021 documentary that explores the underside of the art world.

“A lot of issues the documentary points out are just issues in the world, period.”

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Related Readings:
Amazon: Watch The Art of Making It
Glasstire: Art Dirt: The Things They Don’t Teach You in Art School
Hyperallergic: The Art of Making It Is a Film for Those Who Haven’t Been Paying Attention
NY Times: ‘The Art of Making It’ Review: Seeking a Bigger Canvas
The Art Newspaper: A new documentary tracks the ups and downs of ‘making it’ in the contemporary art world

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