All posts by James McAnally




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?



BANK Projects

BANK Projects is an artist-run space based in St. Louis operating out of a former bank in the city’s active Cherokee Street neighborhood.


Art Plus Time

Has economics become the dominant mode of artistic action of our time? From Sotheby’s and e-flux, to W.A.G.E. and Free Cooper Union, the market, protest movements, and the model of the artist-as-entrepreneur threatens to overwhelm art’s social and aesthetic aims.