Finally It’s Art Papers

Early in volume five Atlanta Art Papers absorbed the regional Atlanta-based arts journal, Contemporary Art Southeast, and in so doing dropped the word “Atlanta” from the publication title but added the subtitle “Covering the Arts in the Southeast.” Containing all color covers, the publication strengthened its local and regional base with special issues on art in Mississippi (see photo) and the Arts Festival of Atlanta along with major articles on crafts and the history of photography in New Orleans. At the same time, however, substantial articles on film and music, including one on composer Steve Reich, were run along with interviews with Duane Hanson and Vito Acconci, who had recently completed an installation at the Atlanta Art Workers Coalition Gallery. Other articles focused on architect Richard Meier, whose High Museum design had recently been accepted, and Suzi Gablik, the critic who would later become a contributor to the publication.