Wednesday, January 05, 2011

As we start the second decade of the 21st century (!!), I'm excited to think that the shape of the art-sphere has changed due to internet connectivity and our ability to find out what is going on out there. Today I read that Lindsay Pollock will be the new editor of Art in America starting today. All I can say is "wow." Not only is she a blogger and a journalist, but also someone who doesn't see art from the 20th-century perspective (now what does that mean?). It's not about criticism (Clement Greenberg style), nor star artists even though both of those still affect the energy of art world activities. Is it possible that Art in America will find its subscribers avid to read instead of perusing the ads? Is the energy that we have built in the tapestry world going to find echoes in the rest of the art-o-sphere and perhaps open up some chinks in those thick institutional walls?