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A Very Complex Thing: The Battleground between James Baldwin and Norman Mailer

A Very Complex Thing: The Battleground between James Baldwin and Norman Mailer

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In terms of guidelines, we have none.

Writers, we are looking for work what documents life — yours, another’s, society’s — in a torrent of words that only your mind could sling together.

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DAP Journal, Summer 2012. Fiction, Poetry, Art.

DAP Journal, Summer 2012. Fiction, Poetry, Art.

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In Brooklyn, you have a chance to determine the art that hangs in the Brooklyn Museum. There are democratic implications.

In Brooklyn, you have a chance to determine the art that hangs in the Brooklyn Museum. There are democratic implications.

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If you’re a writer, particularly with an oft-unheard cultural perspective, consider submitting to us. http://www.thediverseartsproject.com/submit-to-the-journal/

If you’re a writer, particularly with an oft-unheard cultural perspective, consider submitting to us. http://www.thediverseartsproject.com/submit-to-the-journal/

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Twenty-Somethings, It’s Time to Buy Art

Twenty-somethings, it’s time. It’s time to roll up that poster of Muhammad Ali and that silk screen canvas print of the Eiffel Tower. It’s time to rest something lasting on those blank white apartment walls. It’s time to buy original art. [read why and how]

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Part of photography is finding inspiration in the mundane
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"Why make art? Because life is so transitory. Days pass into nights in a blur. Things are bought, consumed and thrown away. Doing art is putting your personality— who you are at this very moment— and making something tangible out of it. Art is the greatest clue to the self. It draws from talent, experience, and the subconscious. But it must be drawn and that entails removing yourself from the outer world with its tweets and status updates and general distractions. It’s not easy to do. In fact, it can be like hitting your head against the wall. Because drawing out the ‘one and only you’ can be a challenge, as it’s easy to be influenced by others’ work. Some people meditate. I write stories and shoot photos. Really, in my mind it’s all the same thing— escaping the present world and entering a place deep within where you discover your inner truth." 
- DAP Interview with the well-traveled photographer and writer Sean Lotman.

"Why make art? Because life is so transitory. Days pass into nights in a blur. Things are bought, consumed and thrown away. Doing art is putting your personality— who you are at this very moment— and making something tangible out of it. Art is the greatest clue to the self. It draws from talent, experience, and the subconscious. But it must be drawn and that entails removing yourself from the outer world with its tweets and status updates and general distractions. It’s not easy to do. In fact, it can be like hitting your head against the wall. Because drawing out the ‘one and only you’ can be a challenge, as it’s easy to be influenced by others’ work. Some people meditate. I write stories and shoot photos. Really, in my mind it’s all the same thing— escaping the present world and entering a place deep within where you discover your inner truth." 

- DAP Interview with the well-traveled photographer and writer Sean Lotman.

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Spring has arrived, along with our third journal. In our Spring 2012 journal, we present the work of artists, photographers and writers who explore themes that force us to stop and examine the uncertain world around us, something our busy lives often prevent (or maybe, save) us from doing. 

Spring has arrived, along with our third journal. In our Spring 2012 journal, we present the work of artists, photographers and writers who explore themes that force us to stop and examine the uncertain world around us, something our busy lives often prevent (or maybe, save) us from doing. 

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With drinks in hand, a young crowd gathered around eleven photographs in the CURIO Studio & Collection by Anne Faith Nicholls in Venice Beach, California on March 3rd. Some framed and others beaming from light-boxes, the photographs are part of emerging photographer Austin Irving’s latest work and her first solo show “AUSTIN IRVING / PORTALS” … our interview here: http://bit.ly/wVdFEP

With drinks in hand, a young crowd gathered around eleven photographs in the CURIO Studio & Collection by Anne Faith Nicholls in Venice Beach, California on March 3rd. Some framed and others beaming from light-boxes, the photographs are part of emerging photographer Austin Irving’s latest work and her first solo show “AUSTIN IRVING / PORTALS” … our interview here: http://bit.ly/wVdFEP

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"I would simply ask why so many critics, so many writers, so many philosophers take such satisfaction in professing that the experience of a work of art is ineffable, that it escapes by definition all rational understanding; why are they so eager to concede without a struggle the defeat of knowledge; and where does their irrepressible need to belittle rational understanding come from, this rage to affirm the irreducibility of the work of art, or, to use a more suitable word, its transcendence."

— Pierre Bourdieu

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10 Steps to Becoming an A-List Artist!
So, you want to grow up to be a real, bona-fide, celebrated artist? Want to shirk that whole “starving artist” trope and make it big? Want to be that kind of celebrity artist who’s just so damn cool you can unscrew a urinal from a public restroom, screw it onto a museum wall and declare it “Art?” Well, cheers to that. Here are the 10 steps you need to make it.    
Read on.

10 Steps to Becoming an A-List Artist!

So, you want to grow up to be a real, bona-fide, celebrated artist? Want to shirk that whole “starving artist” trope and make it big? Want to be that kind of celebrity artist who’s just so damn cool you can unscrew a urinal from a public restroom, screw it onto a museum wall and declare it “Art?” Well, cheers to that. Here are the 10 steps you need to make it.    

Read on.

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Contribute an article to The Diverse Arts Project. Learn more here.