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'Artists, even those reclusive types who never leave their homes, are all exhibitionists. And if you are involved in any way with commercial art, or in the very least have a website or Twitter account where your work is accessible, you are then inhabiting a world where always being watched is entirely possible.'
'Agnès Varda has sought to meet her world halfway, in her case, through film. Her documentary The Gleaners and I boasts accuracy in its title; the film is partly about gleaners who pick up what others discard—both after the country harvest and in the city trash—and partly about herself, an art gleaner in her own right, taking snippets from the lives of others and making them useful to herself.’
Enormous congratulations are due Oakland’s own (&, let’s be real, she’s one of Diesel’s beloved customers) Maxine Hong Kingston, for being awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts. You can live-stream the ceremony tomorrow (7/22) at noon here. Awards are rarely so deserving as this one.