Noise Culture

Guest Edited by frequent contributor Alan Sondheim, the “Noise Culture” issue delved into the world of zines and club culture, even containing a special zine insert. The issue also contained an interview with Atlanta’s own Ru Paul, who was then on the cusp of celebrity status. Of particular note was an article on art in Berlin at the time the Berlin Wall came down. Other issues in volume 14 included a second collaboration with Nexus Press on artist’s books, with a cover designed by Ruth Laxson, and an issue on black artists containing articles by theorist bell hooks and artist Adrian Piper. The magazine’s first issue on art and education also appeared, a theme that would continue to be revisited in later years. Ending the volume was an issue on art criticism (see photo) with articles by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe and Eleanor Heartney.