[circa English: preposition. About, approximately in or at (with dates etc.) Latin: preposition. 1.about/near (space/time/numeral); 2. Around, on bounds of; 3. Concerning; 4. With. Adverb. 1. Around, all around; 2. Near, in vicinity/company; 3. On either side; 4. Round about.]
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Once More with Feeling: What is the Purpose of (Art) Criticism? After Maurice Blanchot PDF Criticism seems to generate an unusual amount of discussions, and the past ten years or so have been particularly prolific. Is it because practitioners of the genre have more than their fair share of existential uncertainties? In any case, here […]
PDF Writing in 2006 for the 25th anniversary issue of CIRCA, Anne Carlisle (co-founding editor with Christopher Coppock), looking back, traces the magazine’s genealogy: “When I briefly recount its origins, you could be forgiven for thinking that Circa’s parentage was located somewhere in Berlin circa 1970, because Circa was the brainchild of the Artist’s Collective […]
PDF The expectation of failure is connected with the very name of a Magazine. – NOAH WEBSTER Indeed, Mark Robinson in the editorial of CIRCA published in March 1990, celebrated the 50th issue with these opening words: “This is our fiftieth issue. Perhaps only those who have themselves attempted the task of maintaining the production […]
PDF In the Nov-Dec 2013 issue of Art Papers, Ben Davis, writing on the cultural, social and political context that led to the rise of Artforum in the 1960s and to the subsequent rise of theory-orientated art magazines in its wake – amongst which CIRCA may be counted – offers much food for thought on […]