Professor Shelley Rice is “Invited Bloggist” for the magazine of the Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris

21 Mar

While I was visiting Paris in January, Marta Gili, Director of the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, asked me if I would consider being the “Invited Bloggist” for the Museum’s online magazine. A new feature, the “Blog Invité” is a six-month guest position, so I will continue publishing commentaries, reviews, interviews etc. until September 2012. The magazine’s editors were interested in me precisely because I had a history of writing newspaper columns and reviews for magazines like Artforum and Art in America during the heyday of New York’s Downtown Scene during the 1970s and 1980s. For my part, as you will see if you read the “About Me” page, I was fascinated by the idea of being a journalist during this very different digital age, a time when my audience will no longer be the people in the ‘hood but the global public for contemporary photography and art. Interestingly enough, when I offered to write the Blog in French the museum decided it would help their outreach more if they changed languages temporarily, so they could communicate with an expanded group of people — like my NYU students.

Shelley Rice

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