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Crop Top Rites: On the ethics of political art

Crop Top Rites: On the ethics of political art

I have not painted in three months—the longest I've gone without painting since I was 13. There are several reasons for my hiatus, though most of them are not good reasons. Since I graduated from MICA in May, I am no longer required to produce art. I no longer have the studio space I was provided by the college, and now, though I have all my paintings and materials dumped into my basement, I need to construct my own walls in order to produce multiple paintings regularly. Writing is taking up a lot of my time. Painting is expensive. I needed a break. I'm lazy. And then there's this: I don't know what to paint. My race to the BFA finish line coincided with the...

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