I'm chirping up today to announce the publication of a new essay, "How Symbols Matter," now live at The Finch.
The Finch is a new art theory web-magazine that is being launched today. The site is gorgeously conceived and curated by artist-editor-designer duo Richard Benari and Lauren Henkins. It's a real trip.
Richard approached me a few months ago to know if I would be interested in writing something for the new publication. Through our discussion, it became clear that our thoughts and ideas were closely aligned and that we shared a concern for rethinking the arts in the face of the proliferation of signs that characterizes what Jean Baudrillard would have called our "hyperreal" world. I'm very grateful to Richard for this opportunity to expand on ideas I developed in the "Signs and Symbols" chapter of Reclaiming Art.
Hope you enjoy it.