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December 19, 2016
PRESS RELEASE: ART PAPERS MAGAZINE TO PRINT QUARTERLY,
LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE IN 2017
After four decades in print, ART PAPERS is thrilled to announce a new editorial strategy, to begin in 2017.
ART PAPERS magazine, which has appeared six times a year since 1977, will begin to publish on a quarterly basis,
an evolution that will be accompanied both by a redesign of the print periodical, and the re-launch of the magazine's website,
artpapers.org, as a brand new platform.
The year will begin with a special architecture and design issue guest edited by architect Jennifer Bonner and guest designed
by celebrated graphic designer April Greiman. This unique edition will consider the architecture, design, and cultural infrastructure
of the city of Los Angeles—with an emphasis on the aesthetics of "pools"—as a case study for cultural growth the new American city.
The second quarter of 2017 will see the debut of ART PAPERS' newly designed, thicker, richer print format, with an issue inspired
by the visual and cultural legacy of the influential science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. ART PAPERS' newly designed website
will go live at the same time, providing an extended, dynamic platform for editorial content and website-specific digital artist commissions.
"We are over the moon to be moving in a direction that will allow us to truly celebrate the materiality of the medium of print,"
says editor and artistic director Victoria Camblin, "and equally to harness the specific capabilities that a digital platform
will offer. This change is about giving and doing more, not less," she adds. "It will allow our programs to reach more people,
and will ensure that our work will be more responsive to the medium of delivery, and more reflective of global events and discourse."
ART PAPERS launched a capital campaign in 2015 to address an organization-wide technology upgrade that includes the website
and additional administrative needs. The campaign successfully raised $85,000 through a generous lead gift from Suzanne Arpin,
followed by significant support from The AEC Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MailChimp. The design firm for
web design and development will be announced in January 2017.
"We have been very thoughtful and purposeful with both our decision to go quarterly and the choice of design firm for our
new website," says ART PAPERS executive director, Saskia Benjamin. "We feel that the move to a quarterly frequency is strategic
and will work beautifully in concert with the launch of our new website. These changes will enable us to provide more content,
with greater frequency on multiple platforms including a move toward increased public programming in the years to come."
ART PAPERS is the independent critical voice covering contemporary art and culture in the world today. ART PAPERS, an
Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, provides an accessible forum for examining, discussing, and documenting the full
spectrum of contemporary art and culture, as well as the ways they affect and reflect our lives. ART PAPERS does this
in print, online, and through public programming.
October 21, 2013
PRESS RELEASE: ART PAPERS HIRES NEW EDITOR
ART PAPERS is pleased to announce the hiring of Victoria Camblin
as its new Editor, Artistic Director. Camblin is wrapping up her doctorate in the History of Art from the
University of Cambridge and will be joining ART PAPERS from England, to take the editorial reigns for
the March/April 2014 issue. "We are confident that Victoria's expertise in both print and digital media as
well as the out-of-the-box thinking she brings to public programming is the right fit for the organization and
the publication at this time," states ART PAPERS Executive Director Saskia Benjamin.
"I couldn't be more honored or more thrilled to be joining a publication with a history of criticism and
engagement as rich as ART PAPERS'," states Camblin. "The team and community supporting the
publication are incredibly dynamic, ambitious, and forward-thinking and I'm truly excited to be able to
share its future."
Since the spring of 2012, ART PAPERS has been guest edited by a talented and diverse group of
individuals and curatorial teams: Sarah Workneh, Co-Director at Skowhegan School of Painting and
Sculpture; Niels van Tomme a New York-based curator and critic; Susan Morgan a Los Angeles-based
writer and editor; Erin Dziedzic, Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo.;
Alex P. White and Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, the New York-based collaborative design/art studio
MALONE; Will Corwin and Alex Ross independent curators and critics based in New York and Europe,
and Dushko Petrovich editor of Paper Monument. ART PAPERS will conclude its series of guest
editions with the January/February 2014 issue, curated by Atlanta-based artist and scholar Fahamu
"The board has been delighted by the guest editors' myriad viewpoints," said Board President Robert
Brawner, "and we look forward to a consistent editorial vision that is curious about our region as well as
relevant to the national and international dialogue. We believe Victoria will lead ART PAPERS into its
digital future while rigorously maintaining our print publication and public programming."
"In 2014, ART PAPERS' readers can look forward to a complete re-design in print, as well as the
continuing development of a robust, complimentary program of live talks and events aimed at animating
the discussion off the page—an essential component of 21st century, multi-dimensional magazinemaking,"
states Camblin. "We are committed to maintaining ART PAPERS' mission to stimulate dialogue
and provide a platform for criticism and document in contemporary art, and will pursue this rigorously and
vigorously in all the media available to us—in print, online, and through public programs. Editorially, ART
PAPERS will maintain a fundamentally global perspective and field of interest, and will also turn towards
its regional cultural heritage as a publication from and of the Southeast, both through research and
"This is an exciting time for ART PAPERS," states Benjamin. "We are poised for dramatic change and
growth that includes a new look for the publication, creation of a dynamic online presence, and new
educational programs for writers and artists. We are thrilled to have Victoria on board providing a strong
curatorial and editorial vision as ART PAPERS enters a new phase in its remarkable thirty-seven year
About Victoria Camblin
Victoria Camblin (b. San Francisco) holds a dual bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Art History from
Columbia University (New York), and a master of philosophy in the History of Art from the University of
Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), where she is soon to complete a doctorate degree. In 2006, she was
awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (D.A.A.D.) for research at the Humboldt University
in Berlin, and held the 2009-2012 Leslie Wilson Major Scholarship from Magdalene College, Cambridge.
She has been an editor of the acclaimed Berlin-based contemporary culture magazine 032c for seven
years, and has worked on editorial and curatorial projects in Western and Eastern Europe, and the Middle
East. Her essays, reviews, and cultural criticism have appeared in print in Texte zur Kunst, Artforum,
Pin-Up and elsewhere, and she has organized, moderated, and participated in panels and symposia
internationally—most recently, as co-organizer of "School School: A School about Schools," a week-long
series of talks and workshops dedicated to alternative forms of art education, which took place at the
Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, in May 2013.
About ART PAPERS
ART PAPERS is the independent critical voice covering contemporary art and culture in the world today.
ART PAPERS, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization, provides an accessible forum for examining,
discussing, and documenting the full spectrum of contemporary art and culture, as well as the ways they
affect and reflect our lives. ART PAPERS does this in print, online, and through public programming.