Welcome to INSP13… and a re-brand for what was formerly known as Inspirational.
Since September 2016 I have been researching and liaising with colleagues and contemporaries to finalise a brand aesthetic and content overhaul--so, out with the old and in with the new.
Inspirational looks forward to looking forward, this re-brand has shifted space, place and audience for what will now be called INSP or more pertinently I’N’S’P.
Just to give you some context, since 2014, Inspirational has been presenting dynamic and challenging works by artists from a plethora of locations, world views and disciplines.
In this issue as with all further issues of INSP a thematic approach will be employed to reflect trends, challenges and new realities for artists and their work. This “visual conversation” will manifest itself as contemporary shifts shift. So let me welcome you to:
INSP13 – RE:APPROPRIATE
In this issue I present RE:APPROPRIATE which as title I feel compliments this notion of re-brand and change, new beginning. Moving forward you will find new sections which include Links & Resources with current artist CALL OUTS, ART GROUPS, ORGANISATIONS, EXHIBITIONS. There is a live and interactive artists contents page, live links to video feeds, Artist interviews, a Poet in residence (responding to the theme), and a moment of reflection whereby I invite an artist from the previous issue to respond to the current theme, this issue being re:appropriate. In INSP13 I’m thrilled to invite Stiofan O’Ceallaigh to “re:appropriate”..
I hope you enjoy this shift in what is proving to be a very exciting time for this publication and I invite you to participate and feedback in what I call “Conscious Culture Conversation”.
I gladly welcome all feedback at this important time and also WELCOME to INSP(13:RE:APPROPRIATE)
INSP14 will present GENDER. Non-binary identifying artists from Transgender to Agender.
INSP13 can be purchased from the John Hopper site (http://djohnhopper.blogspot.co.uk/p/inspirational.html), price: £4.99
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