Issue

1.1 / More Signal, Less Noise

October 19 2009

Introduction

Welcome to the debut of Art Practical! We are thrilled to introduce this online art journal to you, and with it, expanded possibilities for critical dialogue in the Bay Area. Alongside reviews and an essay from Talking Cure, you’ll find a selection of events (both those coming up and those you shouldn’t miss) shared from Happenstand.  This launch reflects the result of months of conversation with and efforts from a fantastic team of contributors, and I applaud their intelligence, dedication, and enthusiasm. Enjoy! - Patricia Maloney, Managing Editor

Features

Introduction to the Features

Introduction to the Features

By Art Practical Editors

Welcome to the Features section for Art Practical! We are at a moment when familiar forms are rupturing, and the Features reflect how our contributors respond to and integrate new approaches in their own practices. Features include selections from Talking Cure quarterly, as well as commissioned serial writing from five individual contributors, who utilize the site as a creative and analytical platform. These contributors make critical inquiry a core tenet of their practices as artists, curators, writers, and activists.

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Eden in Translation

Eden in Translation

By Mia Kirsi Stageberg

In an essay on literary criticism Auden created and filled in the following survey for understanding a critic’s personal agenda. For the present issue of Talking Cure many of the contributors were asked to answer it as well. Their completed "EDENS" were then given to artists to respond to with an artwork. This, aside from being an inversion of the process of traditional art criticism, allows us to visualize the operation of art writing differently. - JE

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Reviews

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