Welcome to PART

Why another art and visual culture journal? Because there aren't enough of them. There are many voices to be heard in the areas we explore, and as the name PART suggests, we aspire modestly to add our fragments of scholarship to an increasingly diverse and far-reaching discourse. Why an electronic journal? So far, because that's what we can afford. And we're trying for the widest audience possible.
We are also trying to be as inclusive in our content as possible. Articles in this issue range from what some would consider as more traditional art history to theoretical inquiries into modes of vision and Lacanian analysis. Our reviews cover film, books, and exhibitions. Our "Practices" section is devoted to emerging professionals considering issues of pedagogical and curatorial practices from a more intimate and collegial point of view. And we will try to focus our calendar on events of particular interest to students of art and its histories, including calls for papers and notices of various conferences and symposia.

PART is produced and edited by students in the Art History Program of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This first issue has the "let's put on a show " feel of any do-it-yourself venture. But we do not want to limit our contributors to this constituency. We welcome the correspondence of our readers as we embark on this project. We also welcome submissions from others. If you wish to submit a work that engages some aspect of art or visual culture, send a disc in ASCII format to PART, Art History Department, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 33 West 42nd St, New York, NY, 10033. Address your piece to the appropriate editor: either Features, Reviews, or Calendar. Articles should not exceed 2,000 words (please include an abstract); reviews should not exceed 500 words. Include a paper copy of your text along with the disc. All submissions will be read and formal responses will be rendered. In the event of acceptance, authors are responsible for obtaining images and reproduction permissions.

PART; a journal of art histories and visuality

John Angeline
Alan Moore

Jennifer Farrel

Lisa Jaye Young
Susan Wamsley

Astrid Oviedo de Miano
Stacey Williams

Mary Campbell

Many Thanks to our host BRICKHAUS