Art Dirt: Talking with Glasstire Editor-in-Chief Gabriel Martinez

by Glasstire January 14, 2024
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Gabriel Martinez. Photo: Jennifer Battaglia/Glasstire

Brandon Zech talks with Glasstire’s new Editor-in-Chief, Gabriel Martinez, about what makes a good work of art, how music, writing, and art differ, and why artists should know art history.

Every artwork is in dialog with art history, and I think it’s important for artists to contextualize where their work stands in that conversation. It becomes shorthand, because you’re using these past iterations of similar ideas and you’re speaking to them.”

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