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21 February 2014

Steve Durland: Art Buzzword Bingo

Originally published August 7, 2009


Steve Durland was famous many years ago for his wonderful and often biting postcards from God, which were just that, sent to many artworld people. He also served as Managing Editor of High Performance magazine from 1983 through 1985, became editor-in-chief in 1986 and remained in that position until the magazine folded in 1997. In 1994 High Performance won the Alternative Press Award for coverage of cultural issues. Linda Frye Burnham and Durland co-edited the book The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of art in the Public Arena, an anthology of 20 years of High Performance magazine that was published by Critical Press in 1998. In 1995 Linda Frye Burnham and he co-founded and currently co-direct Art in the Public Interest, an arts nonprofit that is currently producing the Community Arts Network.

On his website, he has a very amusing Art Buzzword Bingo. The directions:
Print out and take this bingo card with you to your next arts conference. Mark off the buzzwords as you hear them; the BINGO square is a free square. If you get five in a row (up, down, diagonally), stand up and shout "Bingo!" as loud as you can. You've won!

Go here for the card! (The page dynamically draws a new Bingo! card when loaded. You must enable you browser's JavaScript feature to see the card.)

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