March.April.2016.front.coverMarch 2016

Volume 30 No.4


The New Art Examiner in the UK has signed a partnering agreement with Plymouth College of Art. This is extremely important for the future of the NAE in Europe. Read the agreement in page 16.

EDITORIAL ‘Off-Grid’ by UK Editor Daniel Nanavati


John Steppling discusses how qualifications come with a cultural agenda you are not allowed to write about.


David Houston on the strange case of contemporary artists who are disaffected from contemporary art.


Tom Mullaney, US Editor, on the Milwaukee Museum’s renovation. Tricia van Eck on her own style of PC curating, Michel Segard on Exquixite Corpses and Van Gogh’s Bedroom.


Ian Everard meets a statue of Tim Berners-Lee, foudner of the INTERNET and Robin Kay is taken with the Mormon Temple in Oakland.


Tom Mullaney reviews, ‘Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern’ by Francine Prose


  • We at the New Art Examiner owe a great deal of thanks to Tom Zurfluh for his generous support of several initiatives
    in the past few months, such as establishment of a bank account in Chicago to handle subscriptions and donations. His encouragement has been invaluable.

  • Today, the Sunday Chicago Tribune wrote about architect Jeanne Gang and her plan for a new kind of police station on the West Side. It gave me great satisfaction to know that readers of the New Art Examiner got the word about her project two weeks ago in the magazine’s new November issue. Hope you check out the story about
    Chicago’s Architecture Biennial, on now through January 3, 2016.

  • The Guardian has written that we may be seeing a downturn in the art markets. None too soon, I say.
    The billionaires in Latin America and Russia are feeling the effects of declining economies in those countries.
    And even some Middle East sheiks are seeing their petrol profits take a tank. NAE will enjoy reporting on these
    developments in 2016.

  • I came across this quote by our publisher, Derek Guthrie, that he made in 1988: “I believe that criticism–open discussion–is
    an essential ingredient in the flowering of a cultural community.” Wish words then and still. The revived New Art Examiner is
    dedicated to furthering that goal in this age of debased discussion and false values.

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