Talking Cure Quarterly
In their collaboration between online and printed platforms Talking Cure and Art Practical are seeking to interrogate the meaning and function of publishing in the present moment. Because paper is no longer the easiest conveyor of mass content it allows us to see it—as it has always been but with ever greater clarity—as a physical object which makes meaning in its materiality; an entity that moves throughout the world and into archived history. The online interface has the advantages of instantaneous posting and interactivity, although in a historical sense it proves a questionable resource: writing can be seamlessly altered, or disappear completely from the fragile webbing of the Internet. A printed statement makes a definite stand that can be cited by future artists and scholars as the record of a precise moment. In this way Talking Cure serves as an anchoring system for Art Practical.
Talking Cure’s content will also filter onto Art Practical as Features, and some of the writing generated online will move into the printed form. In keeping with the historicizing function of Talking Cure it will seek out writing that moves beyond the topical service of the review, looking for work that it can stand on its own and expands a reader’s understanding of art and the world.
- Jarrett Earnest
Editor, Talking Cure
The Question of Taste in the Twenty-First Century
Once the criteria for working in the art world was having distinctive if not discerning Taste. Discussion about this have all but disappeared from our the contemporary dialog, but Taste in a practical and philosophical sense is alive and well and desperate for examination. This issue explores its various implication through artist's writing and interviews.
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Being Home in Time
The theme of this first issue focuses on artists whose work deals with defining for themselves a space in a particular location, either historically or geographically: home in the deepest sense.
In between these texts, while grappling with their interconnections and relationships, you will find an invitation to join and extend their conversation, and may it aid you in your own ongoing efforts to make yourself at home in the world.