James McAnally writes an experimental elegy of alternative spaces that have closed or transitioned over the past year-plus.
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.