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Jennifer Rabin
Jennifer Rabin

Jennifer Rabin

Jennifer Rabin is a Portland-based writer, artist, and arts activist who fights for equity and increased funding for the arts. If you want to follow along, please visit https://jenniferrabin.substack.com/.

BANKSYLAND: Where nothing is as it seems

The unauthorized exhibition debuts in Portland and is slated for a multi-city run. Banksy’s relationship to the art is as murky as the role of the show’s organizers.

Ceramics take on tech

NFTs are typically associated with digital content. What happens when they’re tied to physical objects? Jennifer Rabin explores “New Ownership” at Eutectic Gallery.

still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together - Three figures in the middle of a road

‘One drop of water in the deep blue sea’

Jennifer Rabin was moved to tears by Sophia Wright Emigh and Jaleesa Johnston’s project “Bodies Apart, Moving Together.” A conversation about the pandemic, art, and finding connection.

In an attention economy, the critic’s most powerful tool is silence

Humans are wired to crave attention. We want validation and recognition that our lives matter to other people. But our desire for attention has become bottomless, stretched, and grotesque. I keep reading reports of social media darlings meeting their ends—falling off cliffs

The misdirected tizzy over shredded Banksy

Last week, during the ache and anticipation of the Kavanaugh debacle, the art world had its own to-do. Sotheby’s auctioned off a painting, Girl With Balloon, by the street artist Banksy. A split second after it sold for $1.4 million, its unassuming

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