"Artists are some of the savviest, inventive people. They have to manage a really illogical pursuit. The rest of the world is a lot more logical. Every artist I know is dealing with a lot of stress, and a lot of desire, and a lot of curiosity."
Before hosting the second film in Art21’s new Artist to Artist series, artist Diana Al-Hadid made her Art21 debut in August 2012 with a film from the New York Close Up series. The film, Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom, featured the artist and her team at work in the artist’s Williamsburg studio producing the sculpture, Nolli’s Orders (2012), for its MASS MoCA debut.
WATCH: Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom
IMAGES (except top): Production stills from the New York Close Up film, Diana Al-Hadid’s Studio Boom. © Art21, Inc. 2012.
TOP IMAGE: Diana Al-Hadid, Nolli’s Orders, 2012. Steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam, paint; 264 x 228 x 122 inches. Installation view: Invisible Cities, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery. © Diana Al-Hadid.