©2019 George Quasha

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art is

Dennis Oppenheim

music is

Joe McPhee

poetry is

Cecilia Vicuña

myth is

Deepak Chopra

In his ongoing video art work art is, poetry is, music is, and myth is (Speaking Portraits), poet and artist George Quasha puts an impossible but unavoidable question before artists of all kinds and in many places: what is art? In response artists let us in on their private space of definition.

Since beginning the project in 2002, Quasha has filmed approximately a thousand artists, poets, and musicians in eleven countries, often bilingually.