In this month's Art in America, Peter Plagens poses numerous questions to a round table of art bloggers hailing from different cities, in "Report from the Blogosphere: The New Grass Roots"; with comments from Regina Hackett (Art To Go), Tyler Green (Modern Art Notes), Jeff Jahn (PORT), Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof (artblog), and Edward Winkleman (edward_winkleman). NEWSgrist gets some nice mentions up front and center:
PLAGENS: Tyler has cited Joy Garnett's NewsGrist blog as doing a great job of "placing art within a sociocultural and political context." What I see on NewsGrist is a magazinelike interspersing of short profiles, exhibition reviews, op-ed pieces on how other people are covering things, and Village Voice–like political takes. But what does Tyler's comment mean to you, and why are blogs in general better positioned than print to do what he describes?
PLAGENS: Why can't blogs go further, to the point where there's hardly any discernible difference between artist and critic/commentator, blog and work of art?
Winkleman: That's exactly what Joy Garnett is doing, in my opinion. She's collaging texts in a way that obscures the difference between artist and comentator, blog and work of art.