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Peter Frank is a New York-born, Los Angeles-based art critic and curator. Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for the Huffington Post, Frank has served as Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and as art critic for the LA Weekly, Village Voice and SoHo Weekly News. He has organized exhibitions for Documenta in Kassel, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, and New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among other venues, and served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum in California. He has written extensively for books and periodicals around the world. Past ICI curated exhibitions include: Artists’ Books USA co-curated with Martha Wilson (1978); Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions (1981); Indiana Influence (1984); and Line and Image (1988).
The unifying factors in Line and Image are visual. They intimate and often embody the subject matter that might concern a northern European artist, as argued above, but they by no means bespeak a common subject matter among the artists.read more »
What is a map? In semiotic terms (where meaning is a matter of marking) a map is a sign or coherent combination of signs, a codified set of marks that indicate the details and nuances of topographical and political actualities.read more »