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PRINT February 1988

ABOUT THIS ISSUE

Thomas McEvilley, Lucas Samaras and Ingrid Sischy

Between December 20th and January 4th, Ingrid Sischy, Lucas Samaras, and I interviewed seventeen critics and the representatives of one critical organization, most of them centered in New York City. (Some of them are also artists.) The topic we proposed to them was age, understanding the word to include the idea of the periodization of history, especially as that idea appears at the present moment; the individual life span, with its stages and processes; and the durability of esthetic feelings and products. On 23 pages of this issue of Artforum will be found brief excerpts from these conversations. On each of these pages the left-hand column contains passages selected by me.

In selecting passages from the literally thousands of pages of transcripts, many fascinating moments and inviting themes had to be passed over. The resulting selections can give the reader the merest hint of the richness

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