Joe Scanlan

A Prior #13 / A Prior


APM#13 is devoted to the layered and highly critical work of the North American artist Joe Scanlan (1976), who’s interests focus on the political and economical mechanisms in art, and art business. Phillip Van Den Bossche, Dieter Roelstraete and Raimundas Malasauskas share their vision of Scanlan’s practice. The status of the artist in a political-economical context raises questions as to identity related to a practice which (also) consists of collaborations – such as for example between Joe Scanlan and Donelle Woolford, and the other artists featured in this issue: Paulina Olowska and Lucy McKenzie and the multi-faceted practice of Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer. VISIONS elaborates the abovementioned thematic line: Rudi Laermans spoke with theoretician and activist Brian Holmes; Aneta Szylak met Beatrice Josse director of FRAC Lorraine, and Thomas Wulffen reports on the Mousetrap Conference at Wyspa in Gdansk. Jon Ippolito ponders the “survival of new media” on its own political and economic terms. APM#13 is also the carrier of the first edition of UP, a fanzine published by Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Kris Kimpe.