In this Issue: Art of the Now
A timely theme has emerged for this issue: a number of features center on artists grappling with issues peculiar to the age unfolding around us right now. Topics run the gamut, from the thorny ethics of cloning, to small-scale devastations of home and family in the wake of natural disaster, art-making in a time of global recession, and the morphing of private/public identities as our lives are lived, increasingly, online. What better moment to reflect on such questions than this one, when we're sending out the old decade and welcoming in whatever comes next?
- HOMEPAGE: Select highlights include Sean Smuda's diary from this year's Art Basel-Miami; Ruben Nusz's essay on the "masterpiece" conundrum; and Camille LeFevre's rumination on Dan Graham's prescient vision of the social networking age
- NEWS YOU CAN USE: A selection of up-to-the-minute artist opportunities in a variety of disciplines, drawn from mnartists.org's daily-updated community bulletin board
- YOU ARE HERE: An array of events -- some holiday happenings, some not - to fill your free time with theater, music, literature, art, film, and dance in the coming weeks
PLUS: Grown & Sexy - Recent alumni of the Walker's Teen Art Council are all grown up and exhibiting new work at the Northrup King Building next week.