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Art Girls Tell Us Their New Year’s Resolutions
Get some inspo for the New Year from the ultimate art squad
Feature 01 Jan 2021

It’s been such a mad year and we’re doing our best to contain our excitement about 2020 finally being over. And, as one year ends, another one begins. What 2021 has to offer, only time will tell. One thing’s for certain though, we all want to start this new phase with our best foot forward. So, for a little inspiration, we asked our art squad to tell us their New Year’s resolutions! 

Daria Borisova, Curator and Art Advisor @punh 

Image by Hadassi

The New Year stands before us like a fresh chapter in a book: Learn Something New Each Day. Play More. Move More. Read More Books. Be More Grateful. Stop Procrastinating. Set Aside One-Hour-A-Day to Achieve My Dreams. Spend More Time In Nature. Go to as many art fairs, museums and gallery shows as I can. Enjoy the Little Things. Be More Conscientious. Increase My Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Be Kinder to Myself. Strengthen My Personal Relationship.

Yayoi Shionoiri, Art Lawyer @yayoi_shionoiri

I hope to continue to keep my teams safe and healthy until the pandemic subsides, working with the art world from my computer while dreaming of the day when I can experience art again in real life.

Saras Rachupalli, Founder & CEO Kovet.Art @kovetdotart

I’m not one to usually do new year’s resolutions but it’s a great way to psychologically reset! And that’s much needed this year. Here are my top three for 2021 – a year of transformation, moving us to a higher level of consciousness 😉 Let go of the past, including old limiting beliefs and narratives. Edit the people at your table. Whether it be family, friends or work, for your mental health. Prioritize self care (rest, meditation, movement and play) if you can’t care for yourself you will struggle to care for anyone or get creative! It has been an incredibly tough year for everyone and I am aware doing any of the above is a privilege, but I’m sending much love and healing your way 

Anahita Sadighi, Founder, Gallerist @berlinartlover

2020 was an outstanding and formative year for me. Together with three other gallerists, I founded a new gallery and online platform (Studio 4 Berlin) in the midst of the Corona pandemic. The intense collaboration with other strong women has shaped my year and inspired me to new ideas and bold steps. I believe the next year will not be a fast track to the previous supposed “normality”, but only more challenging and exciting because of the lived experiences we had with the pandemic and the new insights and sensations that came out of it. So it is all the more important to start the new year with good intentions. For the new year, I have resolved to take a new approach to certain aspects of life: To rediscover people and values that one takes for granted, to question them and to value them more. Life can be much richer once you discover that everything around you, you can embrace and change it. I hope 2021 will enable me to do that. I look forward to it!

Cat Licitra Ponti, Artist and Designer @catlicitra  

Cat wears an Optical Dress by artist Getulio Alviani, realized by Germana Marucelli for her grandmother Lisa Ponti, and exhibited at New York’s Museum of Modern Art

Transform your desires, dreams into reality, aka Cinderella from Walt Disney:

“Salagadoola mechicka boola, bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Put them together and what have you got? bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola mechicka boola, bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

It’ll do magic, believe it or not, bibbidi-bobbidi-boo”

To transform my desires into reality, I will repeat as a mantra the words of the fairy of Cinderella! Because in these crazy and hard times, it’s the ideas, creativity and magic that show us the path to the EXIT! My desires are to continue my Painting Diaries in all the mystical places of the world… and of course to find my Prince Charming !

Alex Bass, Founder Salon 21 @salon.21

Have more patience and empathy. This year has been undeniably hard for all of us (some much more than others). We owe it to our fellow humans and planet to be caring and considerate. 

Selena Cerami, Founder Eve Leibe Gallery @eveleibegallery

What a Year! The only thing I can wish for in 2021 is more LOVE. That might sound too simple however, if everyone would act from a place of love, that will lead us to TRUTH, EXPANSION and INFINITE possibilities.

Olive Allen, Artist @olive_allen

Self-portrait by Olive Allen created using 3D software

This year I decided not to make resolutions since I barely ever keep them. And just decided to make a wish map and put there all the things I want to attract into my life be it next year or a couple of years.

Rahel Guiragossian, Artist and Designer @rahelguiragossian

After a turbulent year, 2020 was a year of reflection and change. Existing industries struggled and new ones have emerged. For our New Years resolution, as a fashion/art brand we decided to expand physically to Dubai and establish a base from which we would like to expand internationally while centralizing creation, production and logistics.  

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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