Art Fag City is expanding. As many of you may have noticed, we’ve been taking on more contributors and producing more in-depth stories, reviews, and interviews. That expansion is going to continue, not just on our site, but on The L Magazine as well. Today I take on the role of Art Editor for the magazine, which means you’ll be seeing the AFC brand on more places than just the blog. Longtime AFC contributors Whitney Kimball and Corinna Kirsch will be writing regular news stories for the L, and Will Brand will contribute to the Art Fag City column, which will now be published weekly, as opposed to bi-monthly.
What does that mean for AFC readers? Mostly, it means you’ll have a lot more to read by writers you already know you like. We like what we do. As of today, we’re going to be doing more of it.
UPDATE: Many of you had questions about whether Art Fag City will remain the same. The answer is no. As of yesterday we doubled our publishing. Here’s the statement I sent to ArtInfo and the Art Observer:
Technically speaking my role at the L Magazine won’t be too much different than what I’ve been doing for them already. I’m in charge of the art direction there — so I’ll be assigning stories and overseeing the tone of the coverage — but the actual amount I’ll be writing won’t change. In fact, the actual amount of editing I’ll do won’t change that much either. The L Magazine has their own editors (though of course I’ll approve whatever goes out to them).
The blog effectively doubled its size today, so you’ll be seeing more AFC, not less. Some of our regular contributors will have a new venue at the L Magazine. Since none of them were full time here to begin with (save for Will Brand), this just means we have more work we can give our contributors. I think that’s a great opportunity both for the blog and our writers.
Speaking to this, you’ll notice that Art Fag City content is linked at the bottom of every art related L Magazine post and vice versa. At it’s heart, this is a media partnership, wrapped in a editorial title.