• Image of Proximity Magazine Issue 004
  • Image of Proximity Magazine Issue 004
  • Image of Proximity Magazine Issue 004

Spring 2009
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.5"
Cover: soft
Binding: perfect bound
Process: digital
Color: full color cover and limited number of pages, mostly b&w
Edition size: unknown
ISBN: none

Proximity is going strong with its fourth issue. This one is about the shitty economy that is wreaking havoc on the country. Here is an excerpt from the introduction to the issue:

"Times are bad. We see local galleries close and institutions selling their collections. There is financial fraud at nonprofits, “underperforming” auction houses, decreased ad revenue in art magazines, empty booths at art fairs, shrinking state funding, and hiring freezes at art schools. Layoffs and cutbacks are pretty much everywhere.

The upside of all the turmoil in the economy could lead to some interesting phenomena. Maybe it will trim the fat off top heavy art organizations. Perhaps the crashing of the art market will help us rid ourselves of dealers and collectors who are in it just for the money. And possibly all this will change how we define the market. We can use this opportunity to get back to our creative roots, making work and connections while strengthening and expanding our communities. Maybe the structure of the art hierarchy is slowly shifting towards the place where it all began – the Artist."

Contributors include: Brett Bloom and Salem Collo-Julin, Mark Staff Brandl, Blake Butler, Mairead Case, Nic Costa, Joseph Del Pesco, featherproof books, Michael Freimuth, Sarah Galvin, Aron Gent, Michael Genovese, Margot Harrington, Rachel Hewitt, Rod Hunting, James Kennedy, Renay Kerkman, Corinna Kirsch, Chad Kouri, Emmy Kreilkamp, Rebecca Kosick, Lilly Lampe, Duncan Mackenzie, Ed Marzewski, Rachel Marzewski, MK Meador, Erika Mikkalo, Caroline Picard, Melissa Potter, David Reed, Ben Speckmann, Bert Stabler, Jamie Trecker, Emily Warner, Candice Weber, Charlie Vinz, and Sarah Vogel

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