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Re:Art Mags

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 10:29:59 -0500


Wendy - If you go to Borders, look for Asian Art News in the glossy magazine
section. If they have Asian Art News - which includes Australia & New
Zealand - they will also have - oh, this may not exactly be the title -
World Sculpture - it is very good - (it is published by Asian Art News).
Also, this month's (June) FiberArts has some good international contemporary
weaving, including Turkish. In general my by-far-hands-down favorite art
magazine is Art Digest from the UK. It covers contemporary, traditional,
crafts, museum stuff, printmaking even liturgical textiles equally. It's as
good to read as to look at, which I can't say for American art mags. I
rarely look at American contemporary art magazines any more, they bore me
out of my mind. I do like American Craft but the work shown there is all
starting to look the same to me, I'm not sure why. I tend to flip through
them and not buy. And I prefer Clay Times to Ceramics Monthly. For my
tastes, Southwest Art is way too market-driven - ever read any real
criticism there? If the artists being written about also happen to have
full-page ads for their work in the same magazine, the editorial staff can't
afford to be very objective in their reviews.

You mentioned dot-painting -If you want to see lots of Aboriginal paintings
on-line, even on-line digerigoo lessons, go to
http://aboriginalart.com./au/gallery/gallery_gallery.html
I especially like this site because it is by the Puerte Martne Martne tribal
organization, not a museum or gallery.

Betty