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On the Cover


On the Cover: Jackie Winsor, Burnt Sphere, 1980–81. Plywood, 32.4 in.

Photo: Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

 

From the ISC Executive Director


The headline in the Wall Street Journal read, “Kids Don’t Connect with Collecting.” What are we going to do, I thought?

Sculptors and artists in general need an audience, and they need patrons. Today’s patrons can be private individuals, government agencies, or corporate entities, but tomorrow’s sculptures must go someplace too. If the kids aren’t interested, who will be? The repercussions will be felt not only in terms of a diminishing base of collectors, which I hope is not true, but also in terms of a larger, more general lack of interest in cultural artifacts. If there is such measurable ambivalence among younger people as to what to do with “collectibles,” where do we, the people engaged with making art or supporting art activities, step in? If young people are questioning why they should be interested in art and why they should collect it, then it’s perhaps a matter of education. But if their ambivalence is rooted in simple disinterest, then we are in trouble. Whether the general public or private collectors, the audience for art is fed by the desire to know—to understand, appreciate, and participate in the growth of cultural life. While the Journal article illustrated its point with discussions about a variety of collectibles, not art per se, the art of looking at, cherishing, and gathering artifacts around you is key to the collecting idea.
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Features


Getting Things Straight: Jackie Winsor Moves Ahead by Robert C. Morgan

Not Specifically Political: A Conversation with Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell by Ana Finel Honigman

Reading in Public: A Conversation with Shane Cullen by Brian McAvera

Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler: America Starts Here by Marty Carlock

Donna Dennis: Home Away from Home by Deborah Everett

Knowledge Through Stories: A Conversation with Eva Marisaldi by Michela Arfiero

Yumi Kori: Keeping Space Alive with Light by Jonathan Goodman

 

Departments


News

Forum: The Portobelo Art Fairs by Monica E. Kupfer

Itinerary

Site:
Cincinnati by Jane Durrell

Commissions

Reviews


Richmond: “Surface Charge”

Los Angeles: Peter Shelton

Washington, DC: “Monumental Sculpture from Renaissance Florence”

Laurel, Maryland: Breon Gilleran

Detroit: “Camille Claudel and Rodin”

Minneapolis: Nancy Ann Coyne

New York: Steve Currie

New York: Claes Oldenburg

New York: Jennifer Stillwell

Pittsburgh: General Idea

Newport, Rhode Island:
Gabriel Warren

Toronto: John McEwen

Melbourne: Dan Wollmering

Tel Aviv: Menashe Kadishman


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