Wendy Steiner


On her book The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art

Cover Interview of August 02, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The body politic has become hard to distinguish from art.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“If the abstraction, surrealism, and formalism of the 20th-century avant-garde insisted on art’s contrast to the real, 21st-century artists often see art as a way to reconnect audiences to reality, to provide access to the world outside the work of art.”

On the second:

“Models are real people who deliberately simulate the state of an image by posing.”