Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to eyeCONTACT, a forum built to encourage art reviews and critical discussion about the visual culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. I'm John Hurrell its editor, a New Zealand writer, artist and curator. While Creative New Zealand and other supporters are generously paying me and other contributors to review exhibitions over the following year, all expressed opinions are entirely our own.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sometimes the ART WORLD is one big Group Grope

Like this Charles Ray sculpture where randy clones keep trying to get into each other's nether regions.

So long live independent art review sites where writers who identify themselves attempt to put distance between their evaluations of shows and their friendship with artists, collectors, curators and dealers. Make the Gods exalt such free minds who don't succumb to private (personal) or public (community) pressures.

Let's attempt to start a list of links to such sites that can be added to, subtracted from, and threaded to comments and further open discussion.

The Lumiere Reader
review repository
Up The Arts

Here are some overseas goodies:

Artworld Salon
The Art Life
Art Rabbit

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