September 18, 2009

Please Welcome! Our new columnists on Open Space:

Olivetti in your pocket? Edigio Bonfante, _Poster_, 1953. Lithograph mounted on canvas.

Olivetti in your pocket? Edigio Bonfante, Poster, 1953. Lithograph mounted on canvas.

An official first welcome to our fantastic new crew of columnist-bloggers, who are already well underway this week with the posting, and for which I thank them. Your fall hosts on Open Space are:

MICHELLE TEA!, writer, poet, and founder of RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit; DUANE DETERVILLE!,  artist, writer and cofounder of the Sankofa Cultural Institute; the visual artist STEPHANIE SYJUCO!;   JOSEPH DEL PESCO!, independent curator, art journalist and web-media producer; and the poet CEDAR SIGO!

I a little overdo it with the all-caps & punctuation, it’s true. However, I’m quite delighted to be working with so extraordinary a company of contributors and am so so curious to see what they will do; I expect we have an interesting season ahead of us. As before, and as always, our columnists are writing in an EDITORIAL FREE ZONE, about all things ‘visual culture’ (a phrase Kevin Killian’s given me no small grief over) in the Bay Area and beyond. Welcome, onward, hi, hello, let’s go—

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