Field Perspectives 2017

Common Field is excited to announce the 2017 Field Perspectives program, a project organized by Common Field in collaboration with nin art publishing organizations around the US. Field Perspectives publishes writing that thinks about the state of the artist organization field and key ideas being explored in Common Field’s upcoming Los Angeles Convening, from November 2-5, 2017. 

The nine  2017 Field Perspectives partners are Los Angeles publications Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), contemptorary, X-TRA; and national publications Arts.Black (Detroit/NewYork), Art Practical (Bay Area), The Chart (Portland, ME), DIRT (DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) Area), Pelican Bomb (New Orleans), and Temporary Art Review (St. Loius). 

Each publication has commissioned one piece of writing that they will publish throughout the month of October 2017. The essays will be published weekly leading up to the convening to catalyze discussion, dialog, and debate before, during and after the event. After the convening, Common Field will publish them collectively as free downloadable PDF. Commissioned writers include Chloe Bass, Dan Bustillo, Travis Diehl, Lucy Lopez, Lindsay Preston Zappas, Susan Silton, Ellen Tani, Anurandha Vikram; Andrea Andersson, Imani Jacqueline Brown, L. Kasimu Harris, and Charlie Tatum; and a collaborative essay by Ani Bradberry, Martina Dodd, Andy Johnson, Jordan Martin & Ikram Lakhdhar, Georgie Payne, and Valerie Wiseman. 

To see The 2016 Field Perspectives project, you can download a PDF of the essays from Common Field’s website or go directly to 2016 partners - Miami Rail and Temporary Art Review websites to read them. 

The Common Field Convening is an itinerant annual gathering that brings together 350+ local and national organizers to explore the state of the field of arts organizing and to share resources, knowledge and methods for artist-led, artist-run, and artist-centered projects, spaces and practices.