Artlink has not only set a standard of readability that is exceptional in the field. It has stood firmly against temptations that much of the comparable literature has found irresistible. One of the most insidious of these is the invitation to embrace the artworld’s profitable association with the dealership system and the art market. Another is the pressure to acquiesce in a conception of its role as the public relations arm of the culture industry.
Arts writer and philosopher
Guest editor: Julianne Pierce
How do technologies such as virtual reality influence the way we see and what does it offer for contemporary art? The writers for this issue have been invited to contemplate this changing landscape, to explore how artists and museums are engaging with VR and how the audience becomes part of the artist’s vision as a player and agent. As with the application of all new technologies, artists are driven to probe, experiment with and sometimes even break the machine, challenging the possibilities of the medium.