Maria Martens Serrano

Maria Martens Serrano, Netherlands (senior writer)
Maria Martens Serrano is a Dutch-Salvadoran writer. She studied under a liberal arts program at University College Utrecht, going on to graduate with an MSc in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Exploring a broad range of interests, Maria previously worked with a news website and a human rights NGO, before becoming involved with several art fairs in the Netherlands. She now writes on topics of arts and culture. In early 2015 Maria joined the team of Artdependence Magazine as editor and contributor.

Articles (42)

Changing the Anthropocentric Perception
Article date: Monday, March 21, 2016

Changing the Anthropocentric Perception

We talk with artist Valerio Nicolai and curator Matteo Mottin for more insight into the difference between vision and perspective, and the role of the audience.

Ellsworth Kelly by Tricia Paik. Published by Phaidon
Article date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ellsworth Kelly by Tricia Paik. Published by Phaidon

Phaidon’s new publication, “Ellsworth Kelly”, offers a long overdue overview of the artist, his life and his work. We say long overdue because, as author Tricia Paik argues, the work of Ellsworth Kelly has endured chronic miscategorization throughout the years, leading to a delayed public understanding of his contribution to and positioning within the arts. Paik’s conversational tone and eye for intriguing detail takes us through a timeline of Kelly’s life, in which certain key aspects stand out.

Further into Banality - an interview with Elien Ronse
Article date: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Further into Banality - an interview with Elien Ronse

Belgian artist Elien Ronse sleeps in a different place every night. Since 2015 she abandoned her hometown of Ghent to undertake a project that delves into domesticity. Overwhelmed by the monotony of her own life, she chose to escape into the lives of others. Her project has taken her through hundreds of houses in Berlin, Vienna, Taiwan, and now Athens.

The Power of the Artist - an interview with Alun Williams and Anne Barrault
Article date: Monday, November 30, 2015

The Power of the Artist - an interview with Alun Williams and Anne Barrault

Upon investigation, the work of Alun Williams can be said to question the phrase: “a rose by any other name…” Rather, it comes closer to Gertrude Stein’s famous sentence: “a rose is a rose is a rose”, by which she meant that using the name of something is enough to call to mind everything that an object or character represents.

Exploring Paris with Paris Muse
Article date: Friday, November 20, 2015

Exploring Paris with Paris Muse

Paris is known as the city of many things: love, art, fine cuisine, and most importantly these days - resilience. In the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attacks, Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin spoke the following words: “In tragic moments that pass over France, culture is more than ever the symbolic place of discovery for oneself and others.”

Laying bare a visual logic is a crucial task of a curator - an interview with Samuel Saelemakers
Article date: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Laying bare a visual logic is a crucial task of a curator - an interview with Samuel Saelemakers

Samuel Saelemakers, Curator for Witte de With, is well aware of the careful balance that is required of curatorship - a balance between charging creativity and its controlled manifestation.

Artissima Walkie Talkies - Chris Sharp meets Pedro Barbosa
Article date: Saturday, November 7, 2015

Artissima Walkie Talkies - Chris Sharp meets Pedro Barbosa

Presented as a series of informal talks, Artissima’s Walkie Talkies bring together one collector and one curator to guide a group, a conversation, through the fair grounds. The Walkie Talkies offer a bit of perspective within the often overwhelming selection of galleries and artworks. And if there’s something that both collectors and curators are familiar with, it’s the practice of selection.

Announcing: Artdependence in Artissima, 2015
Article date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Announcing: Artdependence in Artissima, 2015

Artdependence Magazine is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Artissima, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin.

art berlin contemporary 2015 - highlights
Article date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

art berlin contemporary 2015 - highlights

The title of this year’s art berlin contemporary, “Proximities and Desires’, speaks of impulse and compulsion. On the whole, the exhibition involves making sense of intuitive attractions.

Art appréciation à la Maison
Article date: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Art appréciation à la Maison

In the heart of Brussels, a novel yet self-evident approach to art appreciation is taking place at Maison Particulière. The Maison is not a museum – there is no collection; it is not a gallery – nothing is for sale. Rather, Maison Particulière is a private residence that houses temporary exhibits. It is a home for art, where art lovers can feel at home.

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Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

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