April 1, 2022
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Always wanted to go to NY! Since I was little and obsessed with TV, America sounded so exciting and hot! When they asked me whom you are going to marry when you are big enough, I was saying “a tall American in a white T-shirt and washed jeans!!” That’s how I imagine a perfect Man! Truth to be told, that’s exactly what happened 20 years later: I am married to a tall guy who is looking so damn good in a white T-Shirt and jeans. The only thing is that he is a German… Well, nobody is perfect! I got as far as I could! hahaha
Maybe this is a good spot to mention, that I am a self-learned English speaker. Never had English in school, never had one class of English or someone from my surrounding with whom I was practicing! Never! So if you want to start making fun of my pronunciation, kiss my ass. Smile. I am not talented at language, I don’t like learning languages, I am annoyed even by the grammar of my mother language! And I live in Germany, mostly working with parties from English-speaking areas, so leave me alone, okay! The topic of this blog is me finally flying to NYC! Yes, I have been a few times to America, mostly to the West Coast, but come on, New York! That must be something completely different. And the best part is the exhibition I am going to attend, and it’s miiiiiiiiineeeeeeeeee
I am working on a project that will be open to the public at the ARTSHESAYS salon on April 13. Please make sure to check my Instagram for possible date changes. NY will be able to see my very new series Awesome and have some insides from me personally, as this time I will be present at the opening. I am putting together something that was never seen before, and I bet some people will be surprised. ARTSHESAYS is the leading media platform designed to empower women in the art industry. Based in New York City, its mission is to bring women to the forefront of the art world, particularly those who embody the “artrepreneur”—an innovator of the arts; one who breaks rules and disrupts the status quo. I totally see myself in that hahhahh The founder is ELIZA ALI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, a leader whose goal is to empower women in the art business and beyond through luxury content, art exhibitions, and social enterprise. She has cultivated many relationships throughout the art world and creative industries, including high-powered women at art advisory firms, auction houses, museums, and galleries. She is truly amazing! A new era gallerist with the courage for stepping into the unknown.
I was contacted last year by JULIE WYNN, ART ADVISOR, an independent art dealer based in New York and Los Angeles who began her creative work in the film, actually, to make a special edition for ARTSHESAYS. She’s been curating pop-up shows in private and public spaces throughout NYC, finding a way to bring artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts together. We had very nice cooperation and last year and I ended up on their cover of issue number 7! I will insert the link to the magazine underneath.
It is stupid to say how excited I am. But now the biggest question of all is pumping out: “What the hell am I going to wear!?!”. You don’t want to look like a European, because when is the right moment to dress up as a New Yorker if not in New York!? Come on! But you also don’t want it to be so obvious. I don’t know. I don’t know what I am going to do. Seriously, we have a problem here. This is going to be an issue! If anyone can help me on this one, you are welcome.
As you can read, my expectations are huge! I am waiting to have the best coffee of my life and who knows, maybe I’ll never come back! I even feel that I should start smoking. I don’t know, it’s coming now very logically to me. Never smoked in life, but definitely should be considered. Started already with a list of all the places, galleries, streets I would like to see. One of them is Miami. I know, you are like WTF, you stupid idiot. But just think, looking at it from where I am standing on the globe right now, Miami is right on the next corner! !!? Fuck yes! Who knows what will all happen with the world this year, another pandemic, another war (that would be my third one, and I am not that old). So, I am going to pretend that nothing from this is happening because it is so bad and disgusting, I can’t, I seriously can’t. Maybe some other time, but not now. I am afraid if I start talking about politics and problems, all the shit I was collecting for years will expand and multiply, and become so big that not only I will be downed in them, but also you.
Back to the exhibition. My schedule will be tough, but I don’t mind. Finally, there will be time to have coffee with some collectors and truly inspiring people I got to know online. Looking forward to the places they will take me and the energy we will exchange. I will make sure to document all that and share it with you, make sure to check my Instagram! If by any chance you are there and would like to visit my exhibition, see my work and have a chat with me, then you have to come or contact me!
Happy to see you!