Welcome back Milena!
It is our pleasure to announce that Milena Kosec will stay at RFAOH another year as an honorary resident. Milena asked earlier if she could re-apply for the 2014/15 term as she had decided to postpone resuming her art practice and instead focus on her oh-hiatus activities one more year, as she mentioned in her final report. We, co-directors, discussed about this unexpected inquiry and decided to welcome her as an honorary resident.
In fact, there were a couple of on-hiatus proposals this year, similar to Milena’s, namely organic gardening. We find it intriguing that some of us, who feel in need of a break from art practice turn to hands-on activities like this. We are also sure that many artists garden on their time off. In the meantime, many parties nowadays, both organizations and individuals, consider their gardening as art and try to define it that way. Milena claims that her gardening is gardening with the ultimate goal of feeding herself entirely from her produce; it is not art-gardening or gardening-art. Yet at the same time she prefers to carry it out specifically at Residency For Artists on Hiatus. We are curious to know how she defines or talks about this within her “art community” and how they in return receive it.
We look forward to the further growth of her organic garden this year along with other on-hiatus reports she may deliver to us. Follow and comment on her posts, and join in our conversations at RFAOH!