Ain’t Miscuratin’

As far as word trends go, the word curate still exists in a somewhat rarified air. One can use curate knowingly with tongue in cheek: “Let’s curate our spice rack!” Or, more commonly and less nerdily, in the service of specialized artisanal commerce: “curating food stands” of the Brooklyn Flea swap meet, or a site that lets women curate their own clothing store from featured brands, earning 10% on any sales from their page. Curate… [read more »]

Kinæsthetic Companions
Solution 196-213: United States of Palestine-Israel

Solution 196–213: United States of Palestine-Israel (edited by Joshua Simon), is an anthology of texts proposing a doable solution for the region. With contributors based in Ramallah and Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Vienna and Berlin, Beirut and Jerusalem, New-York and Bethlehem, Nazareth and Warsaw, the book offers eighteen solutions and ways to do them.

The Estheticist (a recompilation from present and past issues)

The Estheticist is a free ongoing service of art consultation around practical, philosophical and ethical issues around the visual arts profession. To ask a question, email estheticist [ at ] Participants accept that their questions may be used for a printed publication that will serve as a professional development tool for emerging professionals in the arts. Your question will be confidentially and the question will appear as anonymous unless you specify otherwise. To see… [read more »]

Manchester Riots- overhead view of looting on Oldham Street
Interviews of Women in Jail

La Memoria del Mensajero/ La Rouge is a series of video interviews of female inmates in a Barcelona jail directed by Oriol Font. Oriol Font is a Barcelona artist that works with video and sculpture.

The Concept of Non-Photography

It’s dangerous to premise a definition, let alone a new theoretical approach, by outlining what it is not. And yet author François Laruelle could hardly have done otherwise with this new addition, published this year by Urbanomic/Sequence Press, to his work on non-philosophy- a term he coined. The “non-photography” of this eponymous study is set against myriad conventions, notably the idea of photography as somehow initiary, a jewel of Occidental prophesy fulfilled, mapping the world… [read more »]

Artist’s Statement

An Artist’s Statement from Charlotte Young © 2011

Gallery Receptionists
A Graphical Call for an Artists Union
How to Travel If You’re a Fetishized Commodity
Artist à la Mode

After work has become work. The succession of temporal activities and projects we engage with others—at the office, studio, opening reception, bar, and late-night afterwards—subsume increasing portions of everyday life. This is nothing new, of course. Expanded job roles, multitasking, flex-time, freelancing, independent projects, side projects, etc. are categories we are used to, are handed to us, and we even prefer. It is part of a new profile, a new mode. Curatorial and artistic production… [read more »]

Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.): The Economy of Trickery, or Crashing the Ship of Fools

Listen to Dis. This is the beginning of the end of despair for all us artists working our butts off. Do you feel exploited? Do you feel like the people who work for the man are constantly taking advantage of your je ne sais quoi so that their place looks really fucking cool/political/hip/totally not sexist/racist/classist/homophobic? You know what I mean? They say, “Well aren’t you lucky to even have your work being shown here?” Ok,… [read more »]

Middle Class’s Plain Vanilla

This titillating interview between Mr. Arthur Wuurlde, editor at large, and Mrs. Barbara Enyce, a professional artist who works for professional artists, addresses the invisible middle class in the American art world. Arthur and Barbara discuss earnings, art education, real-estate, conservative American abstraction, et al.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
Portrait Series: Suite 6

Notes:// These opinions were collected regarding how one may or may not “look” like a lesbian. At Proper #4007 there was a quick response to the presented narrative with what one should not wear when trying not to look like a lesbian, this included not wearing collared shirts, not wearing 3/4 length sleeves, and not wearing abstract prints. This opinion was contradicted in Proper #3337 where the outfits selected include a collared shirt with 3/4… [read more »]

TV Parties

We have supercharged ourselves with televisions. And now we can turn the force around and make it work… for you! Now how, you might ask, are we going to do this? [Background: How?] Through TV! We are going to… complete the circuit!!—Glenn O’Brien, TV Party (“Crusades” episode), broadcast February 17, 1981 Two black-and-white television cameras are trained on either profile of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The broadcast image toggles back and forth between the two angles; on-off,… [read more »]

Astor Place Hairstylist

The Astor Place Hairstylist has been owned by the same family since it opened in 1945. And everyone knows about it but me. I sat in an unused chair for an hour. A barber let me. He cut three people back to back, including an unexpected guy that he fit in before his 6pm appointment. He spoke Spanish to some, Italian to others. He did bald heads, grey heads and everyone he did had a… [read more »]