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New Observations. The first in over a decade.

Erika Knerr, Publisher — NEW YORK

New Observations magazine
Issue 129 OUT OF THE BOX – The Way of Art on the Loose
Guest Edited by Joshua Selman

New Observations Press

New Observations is an independent art magazine published by artists for artists and the greater community, as a work of collaborative art.  After 128 back issues from 1981-2001 we printed issue #129, twelve years later in 2013, as a limited edition.

We  put together a remarkable issue with Guest Editor, Joshua Selman.  The offset printing of our 129th Issue,  “OUT OF THE BOX- The Way of Art on the Loose,” reintroduces the magazine exploring alternative ways that artists have interacted with art making and their communities, bringing together seminal artists from Fluxus, Street Art, Correspondence Art, Contemporary Intermedia, Experimental Utopias and beyond. We are presenting artists who have reacted to social conditions that lack flexibility, by distributing work either for free, or outside of rational transaction, loosening the exchange structures in their communities, through various offerings.

We have inside coverage of Lance Fung’s Artlantic Wonder, the five year Art Park being created in Atlantic City and how the first phase, with installations by Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, John Roloff and Kiki Smith survived hurricane Sandy to open to the community, in just a month of its aftermath.  Alison Knowles created a piece for the issue titled “Out of the Box,” that was then performed on SWITCH TV in Holyoke, MA documented for the magazine. Hannah Higgins has contributed a meditation on Buckminster Fuller.  We have a feature section from very rare documentation from the Larry Miller/Sara Seagull Archive that is guest designed by Sara Seagull

Robert Barry, Mark Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, Lance Fung, General Idea, GLOVE, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Erika Knerr, Alison Knowles, Layman Lee, Larry Miller and Sara Seagull, Hannah Higgins, Jessica Higgins, Gaia, Lucio Pozzi, John Roloff, David Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Alex Stern, Sarah Sze, Lucja Wasko-Mandes, Ryszard Wasko and others…

With Gratitude,

Erika Knerr
Publisher and Designer

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New Observations LTD is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing artists’ voices to the public forum through a guest-edited arts journal founded in 1981.  Its editorial program allows for freedom of thought, expression and experimentation, offering artists the opportunity to explore in-depth thematic topics.

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