The new issue of e-flux/journal is up online and I am giddy over it. This is their tenth episode as the journal, which makes it nearly a year old, as they publish monthly. Though the journal is a relatively new application of the e-flux program, e-flux.com has been around since January 1999 beginning with an email announcement about a small exhibition in a Chinatown Holiday Inn hotel room. A decade later e-flux is still based out of New York with far reaching out posts in Berlin, and the corneal receptors at the far end of the yawning, immeasurable distance that is the internet. Today this network includes over 50,000 visual art professionals. E-flux is one of my favorite contemporary art journals, it is edited by Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood and Anton Vidokle if you are at all unfamiliar with it I urge you to take some time to get to know their project. Whether the journal or one of their many educational and collaborative projects there’s bound to be something that moves you, it changed my life. Testimonials aside, e-flux/journal #10 this month discusses the limits to which the democratization of image production can become a tool for making versus being at home in the world. With essays from Sherif El-Azma The Psychogeography of Loose Associations, Luis Camnitzer, ALPHABETIZATION, Part Two: Hegemonic Language and Arbitrary Order, Paul Chan What Art Is and Where it Belongs, Céline Condorelli Life Always Escapes, Peter Friedl Secret Modernity, Hans Ulrich Obrist Ever Spero, and Hito Steyerl In Defense of the Poor Image. E-flux/journal #10, hot off the presses!
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