We have worked, out of a belief that what we are doing is worthwhile, for three years mostly as volunteers. It saddens me when people write to us saying they want to write reviews about art but won’t do it for nothing. This is why it saddens me.
We want to pay but we can’t yet as we are not solvent enough. It’s a long road to reinvigorate a magazine and pay people properly. More importantly we appreciate beyond words all those who have written for us without pay because they share our belief that the art world is broken with money making and that the creative worth of an individual is beyond money’s ability to comprehend. To put a price on communication, on philosophy on what a culture means, is absurd. They are priceless things.
To keep out of the discussion because you won’t be paid for your words goes against everything education should teach us. Life is hard in the capitalist system, you don’t have money you have nothing. You silence yourself because you don’t get paid, you are a prisoner of that system.