Artist Pages, Policies and Criticism

  • 25Apr-ArtistPages

    A reading of five issues of Studio International magazine by Jo Melvin (2015). Film still. Camera by Oliver Beatty

Past Event

This event was on Sat 25 Apr, 3pm

Panel discussion with Jennifer Higgie, Jason Farago and Jo Melvin, convened by Antony Hudek and Alex Sainsbury.

Jennifer Higgie (writer and co-editor of Frieze) and Jason Farago (writer and founding editor of the new art magazine Even) are joined by Jo Melvin (curator of Five Issues of Studio International, Raven Row) to discuss some of the motivations, exasperations and ambitions behind art magazines from the 1960s to the present day, broaching such questions as: What conditions compel a magazine to get started and thrive? How do magazines create and serve networks of writers and artists? What does an editor do that a writer and curator cannot?

Presented by Raven Row at the Whitechapel Gallery, to coincide with the exhibition Five Issues of Studio International at Raven Row, until 3 May.

Jason Farago is a New York-based writer and critic for The Guardian and The New Yorker. He is founding editor of the magazine Even, to be launched in May 2015.

Jennifer Higgie is a writer and co-editor of Frieze magazine, and editor of Frieze Masters magazine. She has recently curated the travelling exhibition One Day Something Happens: Paintings of People from the Arts Council Collection, currently at Leeds Art Gallery (until 24 May 2015).

Antony Hudek is Curator and Deputy Director, Raven Row, and co-director of Occasional Papers, London.

Jo Melvin is a London-based writer, curator and Reader in Fine Art Theory, Chelsea College of Arts.

Alex Sainsbury is Director and Curator of Raven Row.