WritingMarch 2016 Issue 19
While we were able to fill many gaps in the efforts towards a wholesome approach to the arts, there was still the need for forums that could discuss the constantly evolving vocabulary, writing styles and theory that informs art writing while also trying to establish a unique dictum for art from the region: there was the need for structural and pedagogical analyses of art writing practices contemporaneous to when they occur. Creating communities of critics, writing histories of art criticism and mentoring young art critics summarize the ends that some of our outreach initiatives outside of the physical space of the publication have accomplished under the TAKE on Writing initiative.
Over these several experiments, we realized that discourse is not merely writing. It is concealed within the folds of the social space — gestures, sarcasm, fashion, protest and social media. And more and more, conscious critical writing is transcending the boundaries of printed matter to identify its potential to all these other spaces. Over the course of several Writing workshops conducted by TAKE, critics, curators and artists came together to weave memories, anecdotes and strains of theory that informed the various decades leading up to the state of art as we know it in the present. This issue is a special one that collects traces of thoughts from the workshop participants during what has been a rather exciting period for TAKE.View Index Buy Now