Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art by Gwen Allen

By Gwen Allen

"This learn of numerous artists' magazines from the sixties to the eighties, based customarily at the downtown big apple paintings scene, usefully augments extra established methods of concerning the occasions of that point. each one of these magazines have been in actual fact nurseries for brand new skills that had no domestic in present organs, and for that reason took the initiative to make their paintings public all alone phrases. Artists' Magazines is very worthwhile for the inclusion of extracts from interviews with editors and protagonists, who thereby wear list new info with the point of view of hindsight. Underlying the profiling of yes titles is an interwoven narrative that considers the capabilities and features of the style and its overseas importance in the course of that period." Clive Phillpot , author, curator, and previous artwork librarian

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In reflecting recently upon his choice to use the magazine as a medium, Graham stressed the way in which its mass-produced, serialized, and inherently temporal form echoed the materials and formal procedures of minimalism, explaining, "Flavin said we should go back to the hardware store. LeWitt said we should use his work for firewood. "8° If minimalism challenged the conventions of the museum or gallery space, however, Graham instead intervened into the communicative conditions of the magazine itself.

Ivaiuinai ihaotpn rinntitain, ari li. uuitunal. En bed ai d. - The Muirris Singer Foundry rasai. ihuj an. ipil altngn him. 10 Stephen Kaltenbach, "Build a Reputationu from the Artforum ads series. Courtesy of Artforum and the artist © Artforum, May 1969r page 73. 8 As Bochner recalled ofEdwards's support, "Arts gave you permission to change the rules. "8 Like the radical media practices of the underground press of the late 19605, these articles were guerrilla tactics that attempted to commandeer the commercial publicity of the magazine by manipulating its form, content, mode of address, and audience.

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