FRONTRUNNER Presents: Deborah Kass & Betty Tompkins

At one point or another within the last ten years, I've laughed, cried, gossiped and shared meals with Betty Tompkins (alongside her husband, Bill Mutter) and Deborah Kass (alongside her wife, Patricia Cronin). So it's fair to say that both of these women mean a great deal to me. They are not only world-renowned artists who have been cruelly under-represented and under-appreciated for most of their creative lives, but they are true mentors in every sense. Their experiences and their

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There's a certain satisfaction in discovering an artist by mistake, in a gallery you were never meant to be at, in the first place. Stumbling through a miserable heat wave in Cologne, killing time before my departure, I decided to test my luck and walk in - unannounced - to one of the oldest, most venerated contemporary galleries in the world: Galerie Karsten Greve, founded in 1972.

Once inside, I found a room with a series of intricately-cut and coloured

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Marjane Satrapi: The FRONTRUNNER Interview

She knew from a young age that good behavior and following social conventions are not her routes to success, which is why she went the other way, and turned her actions into art. Following her success with Persepolis (2007) and Chicken with Plums (2011) Oscar-nominated Iranian film director Marjane Satrapi is back with her new feature film, Radioactive,where she lets Rosamund Pike do the little “misbehaving”. The audience discovers a new face in the epical and unconventional scientist, Marie Cu...

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