ART PAPERS 21.05 - Sept/Oct 1997

ART PAPERS 21.05 - Sept/Oct 1997

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Coming off of the July/August 1997 issue investigating the state of arts institutions and individual artists in an era of reduced government funding, this second annual "Artists' Survival Guide," features Stephen Flinn Young's examination of ultra-conservative politicians with fascist, xenophobic viewpoints establishing a political foothold and threatening the arts; a studio visit with TABOO, a collective who use their art (T-shirts) as a tool for social commentary; and Anne Focke's commissioned work evaluating the foundations of support that exist and providing recommendations for future actions. Some noteworthy reviews include George Howell's look at Options 1997, DC alternative art; Tom Ferguson's review of B. F. Skinner's naturalpresence; and Jane Harris' review of Julie Roberts' Crimes of Passion.