No Gate to Keep: Art Writing’s Continual Crisis

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St. Louis, like almost every other city in 2013, does not have a full-time paid art critic. This fact is so common that it has become meaningless; it is an assumed truth that says nothing about the city any longer. We may lament it, but petitioning failing publishers for more cultural investment distracts us from the reality: the industry isn’t coming back. Perhaps it is time to ask ourselves in a time where so much art criticism is provisional, under- or unpaid, how can we best cultivate new critical voices and new platforms within our community? How do we promote agency to export art writing, or at least sustain a critical dialogue locally?

James McAnally. “No Gate to Keep: Art Writing’s Continual Crisis.” Temporary Art Review: September 24, 2013.

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