Art Writing in Crisis
Texts by established and emerging writers who address the social and political dimensions of art and art writing in the contemporary context.
Fires burn around the world. Systemic discrimination persists, precarity is increasing, and the modern democratic project faces challenges from all sides. Art writing helps us to understand art, which in turn helps us to understand such crises. But art writing itself is in crisis. Newspapers and magazines offer fewer channels than ever for independent art criticism, persistent institutional biases exclude the positions of many, and a proliferation of platforms presents opportunities and challenges in equal measure.
This volume presents writing by established and emerging writers who address the social and political dimensions of art and art writing in the contemporary context and the ways in which new art writing and publishing practices promote critical engagement among readerships as never before.
Contributions by Taylor Renee Aldridge and Jessica Lynne, Kalia Brooks Nelson, Madee Clark, Justin Clemens, Ben Eltham, Fayen D'evie and Lizzie Boon, Dan Fox, Maria Fusco, Sarah Gory, Boris Groys, Paul James and Brad Haylock, Flavin Judd, Sara Kaaman, Jessica Gysel and Katja Mater, Bella Li and Justin Clemens, Freek Lomme, Rachel Marsden, Nikos Paperstergiadis and Hou Hanru, Megan Patty, Barry Schwabsky, Anna-Sophie Springer and Caleb Waldorf, and Astrid Vostermans
Edited by Brad Haylock and Megan Patty
Published by Sternberg Press, 2021
Softcover, 288 pages, b&w, 5 × 8 inches