Hello! And welcome to the new ArtSelector, a dedicated review website. We go live with our first reviews today, a selection of current exhibitions in London where we, the writers, are based.
As you can read on our About page, until 2013 ArtSelector was a free, online network for artists—a place to share news, opinion, opportunities and promote events, as well as publishing regular reviews and a series of themed editions. The key element of ArtSelector that we are taking forward, beyond being a publishing platform, is the ideal of a critical artist community. ArtSelector is a group of artists and writers (among other things) that, through a written practice and many conversations, online and off, are exploring the role of the arts review. We have different concerns, voices and styles and as our community grows we hope to continue to challenge our assumptions, and yours.
We meet regularly to share ideas and discuss each others writing and are thankful to be supported by Platform Training, a provider of training courses in digital media, who, as well as hosting our online presence, have kindly furnished us with the occasional use of a space at Westland Place Studios, North London. We will be announcing the next meeting soon, so keep an eye out if you would be interested in coming along and potentially joining us as a writer. Also watch this space for news of our upcoming launch event. After all, what’s a launch without a party?
There’s a lot of things we want to do. We hope to be a resource for artists and writers and that interested parties will join us in this effort. We want to address the nature of our status as a non-profit, voluntary enterprise and the ideals, problems, ambitions and possibilities of that, going forward.
But for now, lets just concentrate on the reviews. Happy reading!