Truth is, we were supposed to shoot a cover, but we were given the run-around and I was just not up for it anymore. So when people say, “All things happen for a reason,” it holds true for this issue, because now, we got to put Venice Biennale on the cover—something I had wanted to do for years.
I used to attend as many gallery openings as I could because I enjoyed the experience of viewing art in an exhibition setting, but I stopped because I felt the scene started to become too cliqueish. Now, slowly but surely, I am finding myself entering galleries once more (hardly during show openings, however) enjoying works of both old and new artists I admire. I guess it’s just really about that: Finding the happy medium that works for me. That’s what I am slowly trying to learn, not just in art but in a lot of aspects in life. I hope this issue brings you as much joy as it did to us as we were working on it. The cover excited the
RED team; it’s something new to the magazine. And yes, in producing this issue, we also learned how to find a happier (if not better) way of dealing with surprises.
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