Next issue set for August 2013.
Next issue set for August 2013.
Yes. It’s coming.
“I am permanent.”
Interesting thing has happened in the many months since the last issue: Our daily visitor count has risen steadily. We are seeing visitors from all over the world. I attribute this to the quality of people that NeoAztlan has profiled up until this point. It’s an affirmation of our mission which is to profile important and relevant artists by bringing out the human being in them and issue strong critical viewpoints on their work.
There’s not enough of it in the art world, as I understand it. Well-known software developer Zed Shaw describes the commodification of his business using this quote: “I demand all of your creativity, yet trust none of your judgment.” Well, artists do have judgements and feelings about their work. Interestingly enough, I’ve found that artists that have bought heavily into the commodification of their work actually choose not to reveal their thoughts or judgements about their work or art in general, in some cases.
Regular NeoAztlan contributor Kate Green travels to New York next week to meet with Daniel J. Martinez for an interview that will be published at NeoAztlan. The interview is the result of months of courtship between NeoAztlan and Martinez who was skeptical at first, but finally began to understand NeoAztlan. It counts as one of NeoAztlan’s biggest successes to date.
More interactive redesign of the site is also in the works.
For those that stumble onto this page every once in awhile, we are on indefinite hiatus right now. It’s not for lack of enthusiasm, but our daily lives are extremely consumed right now with other projects that are serving as our financial support. If we could get paid to put out NeoAztlan, we would definitely opt for that.
The good news is that the plan is to funnel some of what we are making in other projects to kick start NeoAztlan again. We have the motivation. We don’t have the time.
The artists that have been featured at NeoAztlan are important people. Their stories need to be documented. We intend to do that and begin again hopefully very soon.
Don’t count us out just quite yet.
Daniel J. Martinez. Very first print digest coming soon (we hope).
NeoAztlan is busy implementing a redeployment of the site on a more stable platform and with a more fluid design. Several developments have kept the site in a slumber for the past four or five months, but work has actively begun to bring the site back online and inline.
Thanks very much for your patience.
We just wrapped up an in-person interview with honky tonk artist Jesse Dayton and are in the process of completing a few other interviews including some video content.
Austin-based Dayton’s music is classic Waylon Jennings/George Jones style country and his soundtrack (released as the late Banjo & Sullivan) for Rob Zombie’s Devil’s Rejects is a favorite among the hot rod/rockabilly set.
NeoAztlan Issue 7 coming soon…
Writer and curator Kate Green interviews London-based artist Angela Bulloch about the Turner Prize, the town she renamed, and about being known as one of the Young British Artists; Ben Judson interviews writer and musician Alan Licht about his work; and Steve Peralta interviews Romanian artist Ioana Nemes about her self-interviews with a short introduction by London-based curator Simona Nastac who included Nemes in her show at the 2007 Prague Biennale.