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Aspen Magazine


Aspen is exactly the magazine or journal that I've always wanted to create but never did have the chance or time. It's got one element that I really like in a journal; media-rich content that sees critical text juxtaposed next to artwork. Each comments and reflects on the other without either dominating the rhetoric. While looking or listening to the audio or visual art in the each issue of Aspen, difficult theoretical postulations become somehow easier to understand, as relative connections become more fluid and apparent. The content itself is fascinating, from analysis of pre-modern Asian paintings, spoken word/avant-pop/classical phonograph recordings to scrapbook art, all of which are rhizomed and networked into a sexy mass of plausible cultural hypothesises.

Aspen has been around for a while and they used to have a print version, but now only exists on-line, which is actually a better platform for its hyper-textual content.

Check it out… it's a must-read. Oui, c'est incroyable.

Anyone interested in starting an online art-literature journal thingy together?


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  1. * marta says:

    very much actually.
    i’m working on a project right now with andrea creutz, a free newspaper about public and counter public spaces. in general i’m always working on or about publications. but never did nothing on the internet, allthough i think about it often.

    | Reply Posted 11 years, 10 months ago
  2. * corneau says:

    To whom it may concern,

    I am with the Pompidou Center – National Museum of Modern Art of France, in Paris and I am currently working on a thesis which focuses on the Aspen Magazine. For my research, I plan to go to New York City next Spring but, before that, I am looking for any type of information about the Magazine: historical books references, linked reviews, articles, addresses of stakeholders, photographers, artists, anyone related to the Aspen Magazine. I am especially interested in contacting Mrs Phyllis Johnson. If you or anyone you know could indicate me how to get in touch with her, I would really appreciate your help !
    I can be reached at the following email address : lauranne.corneau@yahoo.fr
    Thank you for your time and hoping to hear from you soon,

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 3 months ago

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