DIS is a multimedia art magazine. DIS is a dissection of fashion and commerce which seeks to dissolve conventions, distort realities, disturb ideologies, dismember the establishment, and disrupt the dismal dissemination of fashion discourse that's been distinctly distributed in order to display the disenfranchised as disposable. All is open to discussion. There is no final word. DIS is Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, Nick Scholl, and David Toro.
All images and text by Heather Bursch.
"Disillusioned" is a section of DIS Magazine created by Sarah Lookofsky that takes on art and art-related matter that aims to disentangle and dissect how the practices of art might relate to other spheres of production. This partially involves dissolving old assumptions about the aesthetic disciplines, such as discernment, distinction, and disinterestedness, but it will also address how new modes dissolve old forms, allowing for new mechanisms of dispersal, distribution and display to emerge. But more importantly, it will examine how art is increasingly entangled with regimes of distraction, disingenuous affirmation and disposable culture. Disabused will therefore also be a place where arts professionals can express their discomfort and discouragement, even their disgruntlement and disgust; temporarily dissociate from or disown their sites of production; or enact dissent, dissidence, disruption and disobedience. We will do our best to make sure this is all done with the utmost discretion, of course. Sarah Lookofsky is a historian, curator and critic for the arts.