1.15 / Future Perfect

May 20 2010


May 20, 2010.  Uneasy bedfellows permeate Issue 15: optimism and folly, community and exclusion, the representation and construction of images. Not necessarily opposites—more like wary co-dependents—these qualities and attributes often underlie the contradictory impulses of the Bay Area visual arts community. The perpetual struggle for funding hardly dampens the outpouring of new initiatives, and the critical and philosophical engagement with social practices doesn’t undermine the desire to engage with the market.  Aspiration, risk, failure, and reconciliation are all of a cycle. This issue explores some of the transitions and tightrope-like negotiations artists make along this continuum. Enjoy! - PM


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