April 14, 2010 - Art Lies - Spring Issue No. 65 now available
April 14, 2010

Spring Issue No. 65 now available

Amy Stein
Backyard, 2007
Digital C-print
Courtesy the artist

Spring Issue No. 65
now available


Art Lies’ Spring Issue, No. 65, The Back Forty, was conceived by Guest Editorial Contributor and San Antonio, Texas-based artist Chris Sauter. Typically, the “back forty” are acres of uncultivated land on a farm or ranch, an area considered beyond the reach of conventional use. Accordingly, the issue explores myths of the “rural,” the porous borders between nature and culture and the exchanges—positive and problematic—between periphery and center. To explain the recent proliferation of artist-initiated agricultural/gardening projects and references to rodeos, taxidermy and vernacular architecture in international contemporary art, Sauter proposes a “rural avant-garde.”

Issue No. 65 features contributions by: Jennifer Davy, Buster Graybill, Ben Judson/Emily Morrison, Richard Saxton, Rosemary Shirley, Hills Snyder, Kurt Wagner, Allison Weise, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, and cover artist Amy Stein.

Upcoming Issues:
Summer Issue, No. 66, Stupidity, will be edited by Art Lies editor-in-chief Anjali Gupta in tandem with assistant editor Kurt Mueller, with contributions by Joanna Fiduccia, Charles Gute, Caitlin Haskell, The Joanna, Chris Sharp/Justin Lieberman, Tony Matelli, and Jill Pangallo. Our Guest Editorial Contributor for the Fall Issue, No. 67, will be the Bruce High Quality Foundation. This New York-based collective of anonymous artists has taken the art world by storm with witty staged lectures, thought-provoking installations and alternative art-school environments. The Bruce High Quality Foundation was recently selected for 2010, the Whitney Biennial, in addition they organized their own simultaneous Brucennial.

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Weekly Reviews Online:
Every Friday, Art Lies publishes a new online review of the shows you want to (and should) see throughout Texas.

Recent reviews include: IAIR New Works: 10.1 at Artpace by Ben Judson, Short Films by Liam Gillick at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts by Noah Simblist, Assembly: Eight Photographers from Southern California at Fotofest by Kurt Mueller, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Frances Colpitt, Maurizio Cattelan at the Menil Collection by Cynthia Coffield and Alejandro Cesarco at Artpace San Antonio by Cathryn Josefina Merla-Watson.

Art Lies first Spring Roundup and auction is happening April 24 in Houston, Texas, at BOX 13 ArtSpace. Auction items have been curated by editor-in-chief Anjali Gupta, and some of the selections are artworks featured in past issues of Art Lies. From Issue No. 59, Death of the Curator, is Guest Editorial Contributor Julieta Aranda‘s unique inkjet print Untitled (Death of the Curator) alongside the cover photographic image from Hello Meth Lab (Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh), Age Grade #3, as well as Saul Alvarez‘ performative image, Preliminary Ventures In Housebreaking or Pissing my pants while wearing a coyote pelt and Pablo Guardiola‘s sublime Untitled photograph.

The hilarious print from Mike Kelley and Michael Smith‘s A Voyage of Growth and Discovery, “Baby Alone and at Play on the Playa,” which was the cover for Issue No. 64, Dead Reckoning guest-edited by Kurt Mueller, will also be available, as well as work by The Yes Men.

Online Auction: www.artlies.org/eventpages/2010auction/items/

Art Lies is available in the United States at independent bookstores, museums and select Barnes & Noble locations, and internationally via the Web at www.artlies.org.

Founded and rooted in Texas, Art Lies provides an international forum for the critical examination of artistic practice, theory and discourse on and about the contemporary arts. Art Lies achieves its mission through the publication of a quarterly journal, our Guest Editorial Contributor program, website, membership events and public programming, including the Art Lies Distinguished Critic Lecture Series. Art Lies is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Houston Endowment Inc., The Brown Foundation Inc., Mid America Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and our members.
Art Lies | POB 1408, Houston, TX 77251-1408 | 832.366.1388 | info@artlies.org

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