New Art Examiner, a Critical Field of Dreams

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New Art Examiner, a Critical Field of Dreams

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Feb 12-15, 2014

Abstract

This paper was presented as part of a panel titled "Wide Eyed Reading: The Legacy of the New Art Examiner" at the College Art Association 2014 annual conference in Chicago. The New Art Examiner was published mainly out of Chicago from 1973 until June 2002. It is generally acknowledged to be the largest and most influential art magazine to have come out of the Midwest. The author was affiliated with the magazine from 1984 to its demise, serving as a writer and a regional and contributing editor.

The panel was prompted by the 2013 publication by Northern Illinois University Press of the anthology The Essential "New Art Examiner." The paper uses sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's concept of the field of cultural production to chart the author's navigation of the field of art criticism. In addition to the narrative, the paper includes images that were projected onscreen during the presentation.

Subject Terms

New Art Examiner; art history; Chicago, Illinois; art magazine; writing

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Yes

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Carducci_New_Art_Examiner.pdf

Citation

Vince Carducci, “New Art Examiner, a Critical Field of Dreams,” CCS Research Repository, accessed April 21, 2024, https://omeka.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/items/show/44.

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