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RECOMMENDED READING

Part of an active studio practice is reading and research. Check out these awesome online publications and links to articles and podcasts.

 

WEB-BASED JOURNALS AND SERIES

 

Graphic Impressions

"Graphic Impressions is the newsletter for SGC International. Published three times a year as a PDF and distributed to the membership, the newsletter includes information about the yearly conference as well as articles, reviews of shows, books and events pertinent to the printmaking community."

 

Hyperallergic Web Forum

"Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today."

 

Art 21

"Art21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists."

 

ESSAYS AND ARTICLES (ONLINE)

 

Walter Benjamin, "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"

"Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be."

 

"Violating Protocols," Johanna Drucker

"How does digital media cause us to rethink and/or violate the conceptual basis/protocols of print as a cultural practice?"

 

Curatorial Statements and Writing by Kevin Haas

"The articulation of technologies and their transforming effects on the image, bore similarities to how we experience events, and how the photographic representation of an event can reshape or replace our memory."

 

PODCASTS

 

Mid-America Print Council (MAPC)

 

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

 

"Art Terms", Tate Modern

"Tate's online glossary is designed to explain and illuminate some of the art terminology you will find on our website. It contains definitions, most with illustrations, of over 400 terms including artist groups and art movements, techniques, media and other art jargon."

 

BOOKS AND ARTICLES
(IN PRINT)

 

Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings, second edition

Revised and Expanded by Kristine Stiles

An anthology of artists' statements, interviews, and essays representing 30 countries and more than 100 new artists from its original publication in 1996, including Julie Mehretu, Carrie Mae Weems, Shirin Neshat, Olafur Eliasson, and Takashi Murakami.

 

Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, 2nd edition

Edited by Charles Harrison & Paul Wood

This anthology of 20th-century art theory texts includes writings by critics, philosophers, politicians, and literary figures.