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Edited by Jonn Herschend

These are artists who are taking on the medium and working to push beyond the traditional art exhibition, the all-too-trite blockbuster, or the indie romance plot structure. They aren’t simply adopting the standard entertainment format; they’re examining its structure.


Six times a year, Art Practical focuses its content around a particular theme, presenting eight to ten Features that explore in-depth the historical precedents and prevailing modes of production that shape the Bay Area art scene.

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Ranging from profiles of visiting artists to book reviews to opinion pieces, columns are organized around a central subject and offer new perspectives week-to-week.

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Every week, we bring you insightful commentary from our thirty-plus contributors about current exhibitions on view and performances happening around town. They include Shotgun Reviews, which are reviews submitted by our readers.

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Want to know what's on view and what events you shouldn't miss? See our event listings for what's coming up and what Picks our editors have highlighted as noteworthy.

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