Art Handler is a new print and online publication which deals with the social and cultural impacts of behind the scenes labor in the art world. The magazine reconsiders the consequences of the worker in museums, galleries, and other sites, both practically and theoretically. By focusing on this practice, we wish to offer our readers new insight on other interactions within the art world that are normally hidden. The call for new reflections on the mechanisms of the arts industry can hopefully democratize institutions that depend on alienation and reification.
Art Handler’s position essentially departs from traditional arts publications that privilege the artist, gallerist, and curator. In all, it allows critical discussions for both handlers and the facilitators who depend on them. Art Handler is inclusive and revelatory.
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Art Handling Symposium
Art Handler’s advertising channel is a space where the language of everyday commerce is open for more than just interpretation. Whether the content comes from users, advertisers, or the magazine itself, the channel offers a realm for unexpected riffs on art culture.
By making this part of our editorial vision we look to confront the conflicts inherent in funding not just a publication but a work of art, an institution, the brand name that takes the place of an artist afloat on the market.
This is a static ad (a logo or other vector graphic) centered in the background of the “desktop” in monochrome (the specific color is a dark grey, hex value #7f7f7f). These ads display in sequences of 3 for a duration of 2 minutes each. The file format for submissions should be Scalable Vector Graphics (svg).
This is a full-screen video in the background of the “desktop.” Videos can be either 15 or 30 seconds in length. 30-second videos play on their own and 15-second videos play in pairs back-to-back. The interval between these ads is 6 minutes. Videos will not display when the user has the reading mode activated. The file format for submissions should be h264, 1280x720 pixels; the file size should be capped to 4MB (for 15-second videos) or 8MB (for 30-second videos).
We are working toward making Art Handler a vital and sustainable multimedia publication. Our goal is to create an essential resource-sharing platform for the entire art community.
All content will continue to be shared online so that everyone can enjoy it.
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