Lesbian Subjectivities

Guest edited by Patricia Cronin, “Rethinking Lesbian Subjectivities” brought to the fore a genre of visual art that provoked and continues to provoke much controversy. The rest of volume 18 was calm by comparison, discussing “Artists in Communities” (see photo), continuing a focus on African-American artists through interviews with Alison Saar and Renee Stout, and offering such unexpected moments as an interview with glass artist Harvey Littleton. A series of interviews by Anne Barclay Morgan with major art critics also got underway, featuring discussions with Eleanor Heartney, Peter Schjeldahl, and Robert C. Morgan. A special issue on self-taught and outsider artists proved to be one of the most popular of the year, eliciting single-copy orders long after its run on the newsstands was over.