The Highlights Issue XVI: Closed Communities

By Stephanie Rebick | Posted on July 26th, 2012

Online contemporary art magazine, The Highlights, has recently released their latest issue, which for the first time is organized around a central theme. The Highlights is one of my favourite web magazines as I find their issues to be consistently engaging, thought-provoking and unlike anything else being published on contemporary art. With a mandate that includes the presentation of “experimental texts and digital media projects,” The Highlights, more than a magazine, is a forum for the exhibition of innovative artist projects that function more like works of art than art criticism. The latest issue, in which each contributor examines a different insular community, is fascinating in the diversity of the subject matter and approaches. I found Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s exchange with a Texas inmate and Robert Hult’s investigation of Hasidic graphic design to be particularly compelling. If you are unfamiliar with The Highlights, it is well worth adding to your monthly reading list.


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