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Women Working in the Arts: Alana Voldman
Image courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Image courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

For our first-ever women’s issue (available for purchase here) I profiled four young and entrepreneurial women working in the arts to highlight those not only creating work, but also those who are supporting artists as curators, gallerists, educators, writers, and more! I’m keeping this series going on our blog with this mini-interview with art consultant Alana Voldman.

Image courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Image courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London

Alana Voldman is an independent art consultant currently based in Antwerp, Belgium. Originally from southern California, she first relocated to Chicago to study art history at DePaul University, after which she began working with several Asian art galleries in the city. She eventually relocated to London to pursue a Master's Degree in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art, with an emphasis on 20th-century art and modern design. In 2017, she relocated to Antwerp, first working as a curatorial assistant at the MoMu Fashion Museum, and now as a freelance advisory consultant and art writer for several companies and institutions. 

Choose one woman artist from history or who is working today and tell us about why she inspires you or has had an impact on you.

I have always been drawn to German-born artist Anni Albers, both for her amazing textile works and her personal story. Forced into weaving, the only workshop available to women during the early years of her art education at the Bauhaus school, she was able to transcend the medium from craft to a recognized and functional art form. In line with the Bauhaus approach to form meeting function, Albers at first explored the limitations of her materials, making objects that not only looked nice but also served a purpose.  Eventually, she became known for her distinct use of color, and 'pictorial weavings', which were essentially modernist artworks made through the process of weaving. What I really admire is her sense of persistence - she mastered something despite it not being her first choice - during a war and in a male-dominated industry no less. It is very easy to be discouraged in the art industry, especially because it can feel quite oversaturated and as if (money-making) opportunities are rare. I often remind myself of people like Albers who had to persevere under even harsher limitations.

Image courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London . Photo is by Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art

Image courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, London . Photo is by Tim Nighswander/Imaging4Art

December 2017 Issue Cover and Pre-Orders!

Contents of Create! Magazine December 2017 /Miami Edition 

*Ships November 30 - December 3, 2017*

On The Cover

Kristen Liu-Wong

Interviews:

Curtis Anthony Bozif
Jessica Brilli
Kristen Liu-Wong
Mwanel Pierre-Louis
Evan Summer
Christina A. West
John Wind & Dina Wind

Art Miami Fair Highlight Exhibitors

TBA

Artist Highlights

Lala Abaddon
Amanda Manitach

Artists selected by guest curator Sarah Potter

Fei Alexeli
Sierra Barber
Jodi Bee
Zofia Bogusz
Jeremy Burks
Jessica Cannon
Patricia Castillo-Bellido
Jennifer Clay
Miriam Colman
Bernadette Despujols
Jen Dwyer
Sienna Freeman
Jamie Baldwin Gaviola
Gemma Gené
Nicole Gordon
Crummy Gummy
Michael Hambouz
Synaesthetics Illustration
Andrew Indelicato
Alison Kudlow
Mariu Lacayo
Elisabeth Ladwig
Grace Lang
Monika Malewska
Lorena García Mateu
Jennifer McGregor
Evgenia Medvedeva
Vedran Misic
Karen Navarro
Lisa Ostapinski
Jee Won Park
Andrew Poneros
Rebecca Reeves
Nick Robles
Bryan Schnelle
Max Seckel
Marna Shopoff
Heather Sundquist
Meggan Trobaugh
Zoe Williams