October (journal)

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October  
Image: octoberlowres.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)October
DisciplineContemporary art
LanguageEnglish
Edited byAdam Lehner
Publication details
PublisherMIT Press (United States)
Publication history1976-present
FrequencyQuarterly
Indexing
ISSN0162-2870 (print)
1536-013X (web)
LCCN2001-213401
OCLC number47273509
Links
 
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October  
Image: octoberlowres.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)October
DisciplineContemporary art
LanguageEnglish
Edited byAdam Lehner
Publication details
PublisherMIT Press (United States)
Publication history1976-present
FrequencyQuarterly
Indexing
ISSN0162-2870 (print)
1536-013X (web)
LCCN2001-213401
OCLC number47273509
Links

October is a peer-reviewed academic journal specializing in contemporary art, criticism, and theory, published by MIT Press.

History[edit]

October was established in 1976 in New York by Rosalind E. Krauss and Annette Michelson, who left Artforum to do so. Its name is a reference to the Eisenstein film[1] that set the tone of intellectual, politically engaged writing that has been the hallmark of the journal. The journal was a participant in introducing French post-structural theory on the English-speaking academic scene. Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, one of the co-founders of the journal, withdrew after only a few issues, and by the spring of 1977, Douglas Crimp joined the editorial team. In 1990, after Crimp left the journal, Krauss and Michelson were joined by Yve-Alain Bois, Hal Foster, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Denis Hollier, and John Rajchman.[2]

Contents[edit]

As well as in-depth articles and reviews of 20th century and contemporary art, the journal features critical interpretations of cinema and popular culture from a progressive viewpoint.

Collections[edit]

MIT Press has released two anthologies of articles[3][4] and a book series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krauss, Rosalind; Michelson, Annette (Spring, 1976), "About October", October (MIT Press) 1: 3–5, ISSN 0162-2870 
  2. ^ "Mathias Danbolt, Front Room – Back Room: An Interview with Douglas Crimp". Trikster – Nordic Queer Journal #2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ Michelson, Annette; Krauss, Rosalind; Crimp, Douglas et al., eds. (1987), October, the First Decade, The MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-13222-2 
  4. ^ Krauss, Rosalind; Michelson, Annette; Bois, Yve-Alain et al., eds. (1998), October, the Second Decade, The MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-11226-4 

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