Residency Period: August-October 2012
Cannonball is thrilled to host Art Practical for a two-month residency starting August 24. Widely recognized as the premier source for visual arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and a thought leader in community-generated arts journalism, Art Practical produces bi-weekly issues that include reviews, interviews, essays, and profiles. Since launching in October 2009, this on-line arts journal has produced over 60 issues and 600 articles from more than 75 writers. Art Practical is also a news source, producing a daily list of local openings, lectures, and performances; current events; and an editorial list of events and exhibitions.
Art Practical’s contributors are strongly invested in building dialogue between audiences in geographically dispersed artist centers about the role locality plays in shaping philosophies and practices. As Visiting Residents at LegalArt, participating writers and editors will investigate, through conversations and studio visits, the conceptual frameworks and methodologies by which Miami artists produce their work and how the cultural and social attributes of the city around them comes into play. With contributions from Miami-based writers and critics, Art Practical will publish a thematic issue focused exclusively on the Miami art scene, profiling the individuals and programs whose efforts craft both its unique sensibilities and its intersections with a global community.