Issue

1.13 / Critical Mass

April 22 2010

Introduction

April 22, 2010. Art Practical not only strives to produce engaging and thought-provoking essays, but to encourage creative efforts, and think about what forms critical dialogue might take.  We hope to enable emerging writers to refine their practice amidst those already renowned for their critical insight. In this issue, contributor Lea Feinstein reflects on her writing practice—the questions she asks in coming to an understanding of a work of art—as a prelude to our two-part Critical Sources workshop, co-hosted by The Lab on May 1 and May 8. The workshop will focus on developing strategies for writing about art, and feature Bill Berkson, Whitney Chadwick, and Kevin Killian, among others. We hope you can join us; more info can be found on our News page. Enjoy! —PM.

Features

Memory in Place, Part 2

Memory in Place, Part 2

By Adrienne Skye Roberts

When Chris Zenke was growing up, the view out the front window of his childhood home was much like any other quaint residential block during the 1960s in Greensboro, North Carolina: Queen Anne‑style homes sat neatly on top of modest lawns surrounded by dogwood trees and blackberry bushes. This view was fairly unremarkable and yet, for Chris, a lifelong resident of Greensboro, its familiarity

More »
Interview with the Present Group

Interview with the Present Group

By Bad at Sports

We just talk about the things that we’ve thought about, when we’ve been working with this piece for the past three or four months. Just some idea that we have been pondering. The exciting thing about art for me is that you can look at it in many ways and it can bring up so many different things. You can have a conversation about it and around it, and that’s what we’re trying to cultivate.

More »

Reviews

Shotgun