Artinsmallplaces originally was created to talk about other people’s stuff. In those days, I was mainly concerned about art which seemed to be popping up everywhere. I wanted to make sure the world knew where and when art could be seen in the area.
Today, I am more concerned about creating a viable alternative zine. Something that will provide interesting reading material for a vast cross-section of the population. This will also create a more arts-ready population (I think), so it serves the same purpose as it was originally intended.
I am also including the writing of contributors this time around. I plan on wearing more of the Editor-in-Chief hat than the writer/artist hat. I am hoping for quality work in both the written and the visual contributions and I encourage anyone who is interested to contact me with submissions. No queries are necessary. Though, since this is a start-up I will not be able to pay now, I hope as we grow the readership.advertising base, that will change. (I’d like to get paid too.)
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with materials. I am open to discuss ideas that I think might not fit the “plan”, so you will not just get a flat “rejection” letter. I am an artist, too.
Art and politics works…sometimes. Most of the time, the art should be on the poster of the cause, and left there. But, not always.
I am of the mindset that political and social consciousness should be an underlying part, but hitting someone over the head with it…not my game.
I read an article yesterday in the Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/teenage-jihad-inside-the-world-of-american-kids-seduced-by-isis-20150325 This is incredibly chilling and scary.
It has obviously been brewing in my brain, because this was created today:
I don’t need to swear, wave a tampon in your face, ask you to eat me, or whatever.
I need to make you think, and hard, about what ISIS is doing to “Some of my Sisters”. And, yours.