ARCA at The Atlantic Symposium: New Directions for Art Writing

 

Last weekend, I attended the Atlantic Symposium: New Directions for Art Writing that took place at NSCAD and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Besides all the obvious perks of travel, these brief trips, chosen for their resonance with current agendas at ARCA, provide an essential ingredient for connecting our network by putting faces to names, mental images to places, hearing testimonials of past events, and sounding out ideas, in person, about upcoming projects.
Michael McCormack, Director, Eyelevel, Halifax ; photo: Anne Bertrand

(Proto ARCA) Off Printing, 2003, Québec

 

Organized by Le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), the conference emerged from a desire to examine the publishing activities of the artist-run network. The international meeting focused on the specific modes of production and distribution that define the milieu and their distinct contribution to the artworld and market.