Issue #196
Hearty Welcomes and Humble Pleas September 14, 2012

Robert Kinmont
127 Willow Forks (This is Who I Am)
2010
Willow, pine, birch plywood and maple
84 x 153 x 45 inches
Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

From the Editor

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and productive month while we were away on hiatus. With the fall exhibition season already underway we’re thrilled to continue and provide you with bi-monthly coverage of exhibitions and art-world goings on from Texas and beyond. This falls list of upcoming events is immense, but to lead this issue off we’ve pared it down to a handful of exhibitions, books and lectures that we think deserve your attention. Think of it as a supplement to our Recommendations that we’ll continue to offer with each and every issue. As always, we welcome your own recommendations, suggestions and contributions to all aspects of our journal. Email us anytime at: askus@fluentcollab.org or post a comment on the site. In addition to our autumn picks, new and veteran contributors writing from Marfa, Austin and São Paulo round out this issuepicking up right where we left off in July.

This is a particularly exciting time for our small Texas-based organization. Each of our bi-monthly issues is produced by two staff members, myself, who relocated to Houston during the break, and ...mbg’s stalwart Production Associate Emily Ng. Our editorial office is now based in Houston, production in Los Angeles and publishing in Austin. In October we’ll publish our 200th issue, capping off nine years of interviews, criticism, essays, recommendations and project spaces. A quick look at our archives will give you a sense of the breadth of coverage ...mbg has brought to you under each editorship. None of this would have been possible without the invaluable contributions from our writers, volunteers, generous Austin supporter Mike Chesser, readership and founders.

We want to grow while continuing to provide you with a much needed source of critical writing and scholarship, but we need your help to do so. Without your assistance, the future of ...might be good is uncertain. Our writers are in dire need of a raise, our content levels are begging to be increased and it has proven increasingly difficult to raise funds for critical writing.

This is our plea. We are seeking a partner and major funder who is willing to support us with a significant donation for the coming years and are asking for your help. Please contact our publisher Laurence Miller at: lmiller@fluentcollab.org to discuss the possibilities of partnering with us here at ...might be good.

We’d like to reemphasize the tremendous value of ...might be good to you, not simply as a publication that supports the arts, but as a venue that contributes to the creation of scholarship that addresses the fundamental cultural issues of our time. We hope you’ll take that into account when considering a donation at any level, large or small. We are absolutely thrilled to be moving into the future with you, during this, a continued period of growth for ...might be good.

Thank you for your ongoing readership and support.

Eric Zimmerman is an artist and Editor of ...might be good.

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