Issue two of ON is edited by Gabrielle Welsh and features the work of Elise Schierbeek, Gabe Howell, Rosie Accola, Madison Davidson, Seb Choe, Jessie McCarty, Frankie, Anna Navagh, Rivka Yeker, Caroline Cash, Eric Aldieri, and Zoe Kaplan.


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On | Being Read

On | The Art of Failure

In 'The Queer Art of Failure', Halberstam describes failure as being against the heteronormative measure of success; he suggests the queer body harnesses or holds failure in its being. Failure is productive yet against production. Harnessing a failure isn't a clear and simple deceit, but it does suggest a secretive knowing. This is where 'On / The Art of Failure' came into conception, as an idea and as a publication. For this first edition of 'On', Chicago editor and publisher Gabrielle Welsh explores how the ways of harnessing or re-purposing a range of failures — shitty experiences, art pieces that got terrible critique, works of theory that took five or more times to read through, or living outside the normative — are unique and personal to different people. Welsh gathers six artists whose pieces deal with failure in some right: Vivian Brockman, Caroline Cash, Hannah Cusimano, Max Hart, Tyler Kensek, and Ola Wilk-Branas. Designed by Mia Hopkins and printed by Gabrielle Welsh.


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