Art Papers magazine has hired Victoria Camblin as its new editor and artistic director.
The San Francisco native, 29, holds a dual B.A. degree in philosophy and art history from Columbia University and a master’s in art history from the University of Cambridge, where she is soon to complete a doctorate. She has been an editor of Berlin-based contemporary culture magazine 032c for seven years and has worked on editorial and curatorial projects in Europe and the Middle East. Her essays, reviews and cultural criticism have appeared in such publications as Texte zur Kunst, Artforum and Pin-Up.
Camblin, who will take over with the March/April 2014 issue, will be the guest of honor at the magazine’s party on October 24 at Alan Avery Art Company.
“We are confident that Victoria’s expertise in both print and digital media, as well as the out-of-the-box thinking she brings to public programming, is the right fit for the organization and the publication at this time,” says Art Papers Executive Director Saskia Benjamin.
“In 2014, readers can look forward to a complete redesign in print, as well as the continuing development of a robust, complementary program of live talks and events aimed at animating the discussion off the page — an essential component of 21st-century, multidimensional magazine-making,” says Camblin.
“We are committed to maintaining Art Papers‘ mission to stimulate dialogue and provide a platform for criticism and document in contemporary art, and will pursue this rigorously and vigorously in all the media available to us — in print, online and through public programs. Editorially, Art Papers will maintain a fundamentally global perspective and field of interest, and will also turn toward its regional cultural heritage as a publication from and of the Southeast, both through research and community-oriented programming.”