Art Journal 2008

Art Journal 2008

The mission of Art Journal, founded in 1941, is to provide a forum for scholarship and visual exploration in the visual arts; to be a unique voice in the field as a peer-reviewed, professionally mediated forum for the arts; to operate in the spaces between commercial publishing, academic presses, and artist presses; to be pedagogically useful by making links between theoretical issues and their use in teaching at the college and university levels; to explore relationships among diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as among art making, art history, visual studies, theory, and criticism; to give voice and publication opportunity to artists, art historians, and other writers in the arts; to be responsive to issues of the moment in the arts, both nationally and globally; to focus on topics related to twentieth- and twenty-first-century concerns; to promote dialogue and debate. The journal, which welcomes submissions from authors and artists worldwide and at every career stage, is published four times a year in spring, summer, autumn, and winter by the College Art Association.

Series information

Art Journal Spring 2008

The Science of the Concrete| Debris and Immobility| Debris Field| The Anthropology of Assemblage| Assemblage, Bricolage, and the Practice of Everyday Life| “Committing the Perfect Crime”: Sexuality, Assemblage, and the Postmodern Turn in American Art| Arman's System of Objects| Bric-a-Brac: The Everyday Work of Tom Friedman| Slums Do Stink: Artists, Bricolage, and Our Need for Doses of “Real” Life| From Reaching Heiligendamm: An Interview with Oliver Ressler| Reviews

Art Journal Summer 2008

Material Experience| Unbaled: An Interview with Shinique Smith| Elaine Reichek: Pixels, Bytes, and Stitches| Convergence: History, Materials, and the Human Hand—An Interview with El Anatsui| Anonymous Textiles, Patented Domains: The Invention (and Death) of an Author| The Attraction of Print: Notes on the Surface of the (Art) Print| Recent Art of Sakarin Krue-On: An Interview| Ordinary Pictures and Accidental Masterpieces: Snapshot Photography in the Modern Art Museum| Looking through Hannah's Eyes: Interview with Donald Goddard

Art Journal Winter 2008

Notes on Parrhesia| Why and How Do We Work on Living Artists| Painting Lesson: Hantaï and His Critics| Outtakes| Two or Three Things I Know about Artist Interviews| “Artists sometimes have feelings”| Response: Proximal but Divided| Conclusion: How and Why Do We Write about Living Artists?| Toward an Aesthetic Marine Biology| A Collaborative Approach to Preparing MFA Art Students to Teach at the University Level| “It can change as we go along”: Social Practice in the Academy and the Community| Reviews