An electronic journal of plain talk about new art. Includes writing by Darby Bannard and John Link. A rich, well designed site with many links to others. From the Mayor's Doorstep by Piri Halasz A monthly/bimonthly column of criticism and comment about the current art scene.
We must not be deceived by superficial phenomena and local successes. Picasso's shows still draw crowds, and T. S. Eliot is taught in the universities; the dealers in modernist art are still in business, and the publishers still publish some "difficult" poetry. But the avant-garde itself, already sensing the danger, is becoming more and more timid every day that passes. Academicism and commercialism are appearing in the strangest places. This can mean only one thing: that the avant-garde is becoming unsure of the audience it depends on -- the rich and the cultivated.