The nineteenth anniversary issue from Art/Life magazine that celebrates the turn of the 20th century; features contributions from artists in Canada, Italy, Spain, California, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, and New York. CD of Asphalt Buddhas accompanies a foldout of Egyptian hieroglyphics. A poem and film still are paired with a piece of a Coke tin can. This particular issue celebrates a cross between ancient, recent past, present, and impending technological future.
Originating as a conceptual exchange among artists, Art/Life Magazine, was one of the longest continually published artists’ periodicals of the 20th century, presenting a diverse array of art during its 25-year history. Art/Life founder Joe Cardella had asked artists to submit and mail original artworks from all over the world to be compiled into limited edition magazines. As a way to increase accessibility to contemporary art practice, Art/Life documented the lives of the artists, their thoughts, emotions, and creative processes through the transition from industrial to digital art practice. The magazine’s legacy can be seen at MoMa, the Guggenheim, Getty, and LACMA, portraying a global consciousness and collaboration between distanced networks of contemporary artists.