Borrowing from ecological concepts may help us understand why the closing of one small art space in Seattle reaches far beyond itself and its region.
The Work of the Institution in an Age of Professionalization
Slow Criticism: Art in the Age of Post-Judgement
Movement Building for Beginners
Belaboring the Fringe: in lieu of an Artist Statement
Sustainability is not Solidarity: Superscript & the Economies of Art Writing
Muse as Critic, Returning the Gaze from the Pedestal
No one cares about art criticism: Advocating for an embodiment of the avant garde as an alternative to capitalism
How does a forum such as Common Field compromise its capacity to be a critical body by not insisting on holding the space for open-ended struggle?
Why is that dialogue lacking? Is it lacking, or is it relative? You can’t critique…when there are so few ways to hold space for those words.
We argue for an expansion of partisan publications: to propose, articulate, advance, and defend certain ideas about what art is or could be, or what the art world is and, we believe, should be….