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TEMP/reviews is mainly meant to be a platform for art reviews, and it is, but there are no absolute rules as far as what the content can be, at least not yet. Today we are publishing a two part review of When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration at the Minneapolis Institute of Art which also touches on the situation that we and the rest of the world find ourselves in as the Covid-19 pandemic upends many foundational ideas of how the world works and what the future will look like. This is coming at you on April 21, 2020, while almost all art institutions and galleries, including MIA, are shuttered indefinitely.
If you would like to contribute or respond to something written here you can contact me, Ryan Fontaine, or Brooks Turner at TEMPMPLS@gmail.com. No promises we’ll publish your work, but we encourage your content and dialogue. Currently, we have no resources to pay for submissions but hopefully that will eventually change. For now, it has to be a labor of love, but we firmly believe in the value of writing and that contributors should be paid. That will either eventually happen or this project will eventually end, so if you have any ideas…
This website and whatever TEMP becomes was made possible with the help of Bockley Gallery, Second Shift, SooVac, Rosalux, PlayTimers, Company Projects, Rochester Art Center, HAIRandNAILS, Forage Modern, and Public Functionary. Thank you, everyone!