All posts by James McAnally



Exile Books

We interview EXILE Books founder Amanda Keeley about EXILE’s experimental mentality, how it connects to Keeley’s personal practice and upcoming plans for the upstart project.


State of the Art: A Social Response

Temporary has organized a social response to the expansive and complex State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges, which will invite the exhibition’s curators, participating artists and a call for critics and audiences to respond to the show through a continually evolving text.




I am for an artist who vanishes

I am for an artist who vanishes takes Claes Oldenburg’s 1961 manifesto and recent developments in socially-engaged art to explore the collective life of art as it leaves the CV of the artist and enters a broader field.


Wild Building: After the Alternative Space

Reflecting on the recent Hand in Glove conference, James McAnally addresses the past and future of artist-centered practice: How are we to build on our own legacies? Why do we falter when we talk about sustainability? How do we understand our capacities?