Welcome to FIFTH SEASON MAGAZINE/February 2013 ISSUE
Fifth Season Magazine invites our on-line audience to celebrate two of the most outstanding ART EVENTS of the 20th Century:
The 1913 ARMORY SHOW at 100
ART IN AMERICA Magazine's 100th Birthday
In 1963 Art in America Magazine published a Special Commemorative Edition to celebrate its 50th Birthday (See feaured cover photo). The 50th Anniversary Issue of Art in America Magazine in 1963 combined The 1913 Armory Show at 50 and the 50th Birthday celebrations in one single ISSUE.
BOOK HUGGERS/February 2013 selected Art in America Magazine/Summer 1959 ISSUE for its Article PARALLEL TRENDS IN LITERATURE AND ART prepared on the occasion of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's 100th Anniversary exhibition "The American Muse" and included in this 1959 issue of the Magazine.
FIFTH SEASON MAGAZINE/February 2013 includes and incorporates:
Centennial celebrations of both 1913 art events with Tributes 2013 at the ECOARTPEDIA 2012-2013 EXHIBITION dedicated to "A Century in Search of the Artist" from the beginning of Modern Art in America at the turn of the 20th Century to Ecological Art at the beginning of the 21st. Century.
Ecological Art REVIEW 2013 ISSUE: TURN OF THE CENTURY
Ecological Art REVIEW: STATEMENTS from January 2013 to December 2013 about ecological art related issues.
BOOK HUGGERS 2013 SELECTIONS
ART IN AMERICA MAGAZINE Overview
Art in America, like the Armory Show, was an innovator.
Art of America's first issue came out in January 1913, preceding one month the opening of The Armory Show Exhibition in February 17, 1913.
Its first editor was Wilhelm R. Valentiner (1913-1916)
and its earlier volumes published many of the American artists who had been shown at the Armory Show. From 1917 to 1940, editor Frederic Fairchild Sherman pioneered in publicizing anonymous and little known artists and craftsmen, landscape and portrait painters of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Under the editorialship of Jean Lipman, who started in 1941, the double FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY occasions ISSUE was published:The Armory Show retrospective (1913-1963) and the Art of America Magazine 50th Anniversary with extensive coverage of the double Armory Show retrospectives taking place in New York in 1963 and with an Anniversary Album contributed by a group of painters who represented the avant garde at that time. The Summer 1963 ISSUE of the Magazine published a special anniversary number: "Best of Art in America"
Art in America--owned by John Hay Whitney in 1969--changed its editor in 1970 and appointed Brian O'Doherty until the end of 1973. O'Doherty focused his attention on contemporary art, cultural controversies and broadened its international coverage. His last issue January-February 1974 served as a transition to the new editor.
Elizabeth C. Baker, the first woman editor-in-chief of Art in America Magazine was hired in 1973 until 2008. Roberta Smith arrived as senior editor in late 1976 and stayed until late 1980 and continued to contribute for some more years until she left for a full time position at the New York Times. In 1977 Art in America Magazine started to incorporate Landscape and earthworks, historical and contemporary realism among many other issues dedicated to the ongoing politicization of the art world: feminist movement and women artists, the rise of alternative spaces and public art funding for art (See "Backstory" Art in America's article December 2012 Essay by former editor-in-chief Elizabeth Baker).
The decade of 1990's encountered the growing expansion of Museums, art schools, thousands of galleries around the world, auction houses for art, art dealers' associations, art fairs, art festivals, art magazines, on-line art networks, mobile art systems, etc, etc. Marcia Vetrocq became its editor-in-chief in 2008 until 2011.
Today, Art in America Magazine covers the visual art world, both in the United States and abroad, with a concentration on New York City and contemporary art fairs. The magazine takes its readers into the studio with artists for exclusive behind the scenes interviews. Over the years there has been something of a tradition of commissioning artists to design special covers for the magazine: Art in America Magazine December 2012 Covers (three different covers for three versions of the magazine) by Richard Prince; January 2013 Art in America Magazine covers by Urs Fisher.
Art in America magazine will be celebrating the first 100 years with three different versions of its printed publication starting in December 2012 to December 2013: one for newstand readers, the other two mailed to subscribers. Lindsay Pollock is the editor-in-chief of this centennial celebration.
Today ARTISTS compete with 'audience and markets'.