Regionalism as Model, Discussion led by Christopher Ho

Rank concerns those already on the inside, where many of us would like to imagine ourselves being. Or would we? This discussion explores whether the regional artist—the community-college studio teacher, the local figurative sculptor—might present a viable model for contemporary artists, not just pragmatically, but conceptually: by dint of being slightly outside the mainstream, regionalism alleviates the conventional demands of art (being critical, resisting commodity, historical awareness), and opens up new arenas for art.

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