ON MEMORIES, LOSS, TRANSFORMATION AND WHAT COMES NEXT: AN INTERVIEW WITH DANA FUNARO

Dana Funaro in her Los Angeles studio, 2021. Portrait by Gina Clyne. All photos courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted. Dana Funaro is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. She has established her practice as an artist along with a career in art management and administration. Born in the Bronx and raised in South Florida, Funaro moved to California in 2012 where she has worked for a variety of art museums and organizations. For six years she was the managing director of the studio of artist…

A CONTINUOUS LINE: AN INTERVIEW WITH KRISTIINA LAHDE

In 2019 during a trip to Western New York I had the opportunity to visit PLAY/GROUND, a platform for site-specific installations by contemporary artists, at a former high school in the village of Medina, NY. For its second edition, the organizers invited artists both from and outside the region to create immersive art projects and installations transforming the rooms and hallways into a multi-sensory experience for visitors. This is where I encountered the work of Kristiina Lahde, In the Fold and From a Straight Line to a Curve (12″ rulers).…

MIRASOL ESTRADA ON FALLING IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY AND BRINGING PHOTO CONSERVATION TO FAMILY ARCHIVES

Mexican photo conservator Mirasol Estrada has established her practice between her hometown, Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico and the United States, preserving and rescuing photo collections not only for some of the world’s leading archives and museums but also for private collectors and family archives, helping them to safeguard their treasured photo memories. Interested in bringing the knowledge she acquired during her time studying and working abroad back to her country, Estrada not only offers her very specialized skills to the general public, she is constantly sharing this knowledge with peers…