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Field Perspectives 2019

Field Perspectives 2019 is a co-publishing initiative organized and supported by Common Field that invites thinking that reflects on the future of the artist organizing field. The program is is a collaboration between Common Field and ten arts publications and published in two parts. Part One includes texts by Chicago Artist Writers (Chicago, IL), The Rib (Boston, MA) and Sixty Inches from Center (Chicago, IL). Part Two (to be published in April 2019) includes texts by Art Papers (Atlanta, GA), The Artblog (Philadelphia, PA), BMore Art (Baltimore, MD), Momus (Canada), Terremoto (Mexico), The Third Rail (Minneapolis, MN) and Title Magazine (Philadelphia, PA).

PART ONE:

Chicago Artist Writers commissioned artist-educator, writer, and researcher Kristi McGuire to write her essay "artists-run futuresex, or, on the husbandry of the libidinal economy" that considers how capitalism warps the experience of time, making even notions of "the future" suspect. McGuire humorously traces the issue through finance, museums, pop culture, and music history to arrive at some speculative suggestions for artist-run culture.

The Rib publishes "Aren't We Supposed to Live on the Moon? And Other Unanswered Questions in a Waning Art World," a meandering conversation between Corey Oberlander, Lindsey Stapleton, and Leah Triplett Harrington that considers the side project hustle. In "Aren't We Supposed to Live on the Moon? And Other Unanswered Questions in a Waning Art World," we ask: what are we working towards?

Sixty Inches from Center published Tempestt Hazel’s essay, “Artists Gotta Eat--and Other Things We Forget To Remember,” a look into what it means for institutions and the cultural workers making moves within them to advocate for fair pay for artists, illuminate invisible creative labor, and an ecosystem that forefronts ethical compensation practices for artists.

PART TWO:
To be published in early April 2019 and includes texts by Art Papers (Atlanta, GA), The Artblog (Philadelphia, PA), BMore Art (Baltimore, MD), Momus (Canada), Terremoto (Mexico), The Third Rail (Minneapolis, MN) and Title Magazine (Philadelphia, PA).

Generous support for Field Perspectives is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.