BURNAWAY is excited to announce our new monthly Art Magazine Reading Group, led by Assistant Editor Logan Lockner. It’s free and open to the public. Each month, the group will meet to discuss an art magazine they’ve read cover to cover, addressing the content of the issue as well as the magazine’s structure, editorial voice, and graphic design. Our first victim will be the October issue of Artforum. The discussion will take place at the Goat Farm’s Warhorse Café on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30 until 8pm. If you want to be a part of the conversation, pick up a copy and get to reading! Let us know you’ll be joining by filling out the form here, or RSVP on Facebook.
The format of BURNAWAY’s Art Magazine Reading Group is inspired by a similar group founded in New York a few years ago by critic Orit Gat, a past mentor in our Art Writers Mentorship Program. She’s written thoughtfully about the formation of the original reading group in the essay “How to Read with Other People,” which provides background on the cover-to-cover reading methodology and describes how other reading groups have subsequently formed in London and elsewhere.
In a 2014 essay for The White Review, Gat poses the question, “What can an art magazine be?” This line of inquiry will guide BURNAWAY’s Art Magazine Reading Group from month to month, opening up new conversations between readers, writers, and artists about the creative and critical possibilities of publishing.
If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Editor Logan Lockner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: October 26, 6:30-8pm
WHERE: Warhorse Café at the Goat Farm / 1200 Foster St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318