In 1974, Artforum published Terry Smith’s seminal article, “The Provincialism Problem,” which outlined how artists outside New York might wrongly perceive themselves and their work as subservient, or secondary, to what takes places in what was considered the art world’s center. Smith called for a radical reimagining of this inequity, but almost half a century since then, while today’s art world might have several centers rather than just one, the dichotomy of center and periphery remains largely problematic. Inspired by Smith’s article and the discussions it has spurred, Artis and the CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo present a roundtable in the “Case in Point” series focusing on art and art writing practices and how they relate to the center-periphery divide. Three international curators, Beth Citron, Fionn Meade, and Leah Triplett Harrington, will share research and curatorial projects that will be followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by New York-based curator and writer Amy Zion and Chen Tamir, Artis’s Curatorial Associate and the Curator at the Center.
The event will be held in English at the HaMidrasha Gallery on HaYarkon St 19 and is supported by Artis.
David L. Jones
Truck Stop For The Interstate That Never Was, 2018
Mixed media, installation view at Coop Gallery, Nashville TN (USA)
Courtesy of Coop Gallery, Nashville TN (USA) and Land Report Collective
Photo: Brian Jobe
Roundtable | Case in Point: The Outskirts, Art and the Provincialist Mindset
June 27, 2018