Includes contributions from artists in Germany, Israel, Spain, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. From poems with stapled bags of dirt, bingo cards with a metal key, to minimal manipulations of text, this particular issue treads the line between research and finished work.
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.