Cathy Lomax (ed.), Arty: Rome, Transition Editions, London, 2014, Issue no: 34
Contributors: Rose Bradshaw, Archie Franks, Antonio Gianasi, Mason Kimber, Annika Koops, Cathy Lomax, Andrew Mania, Alli Sharma, Emma Talbot
Rome is a Stupendous, Miserable City, or so says the title of a book about film director Pasolini. It is exactly this alienation and fascination that motivates the nine international artists whose images and writings make up this Rome inspired issue of Arty.
Frustrated by opportunities for emerging artists to voice their opinions and concerns and inspired by seminal punk zine Sniffin’ Glue, artist Cathy Lomax started Arty in April 2001. It was described by fellow artist Alex Michon as ‘an antidote to the kind of dry, critic led writing about art which was becoming increasingly out of touch with the kind of work which was appearing in minuscule galleries throughout the land’
Arty is published by Transition Editions who have also published the compilation book, Arty Greatest Hits which features the best of the first 16 issues of Arty.