Artist Network Program
THE RVCA ARTIST NETWORK PROGRAM, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE ANP, IS AN ONGOING PROGRAM WHICH AIMS TO SHOWCASE THE TALENT OF ACCOMPLISHED AS WELL AS UNKNOWN ARTISTS WHO INSPIRE OUR GENERATION AND PUSH THE BOUNDARIES OF CREATIVITY; PROVIDING SOMETHING OF SUBSTANCE AND CULTURE.
TO RVCA, AN ARTIST IS NOT SOMEONE WHO JUST PAINTS A PICTURE, OR WRITES A SONG, BUT SOMEONE WHO IS DEDICATED TO SHARING WITH THE WORLD THEIR LIFE, EMOTIONS AND SOUL THROUGH INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE IDEAS. RVCA AND THE ANP WERE DEVELOPED TO SHAKE THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF THE BUSINESS, BY GIVING BACK TO THE ARTISTS AND PROVIDING A VOICE FOR THEIR CREATIVE GROWTH.
ANP QUARTERLY IS AN ARTS MAGAZINE PUBLISHED BY RVCA WITH A FOCUS ON A BROADER SENSE OF ART AND COMMUNITY. THE IDEA BEHIND THIS ENDEAVOR IS TO MAKE A MAGAZINE THAT WILL EDUCATE AND INFORM OPENLY AND WITHOUT THE SOCIAL OR FINANCIAL RESTRICTIONS THAT PLAGUE MANY PUBLICATIONS TODAY AND CONTRIBUTE MORE OFTEN THAN NOT TO THE "SAME OLD THING" AGAIN AND AGAIN. OUR GOAL IS NOT TO FOCUS ON CURRENT EVENTS OR "WHO'S HOT" BUT RATHER TO BRING FORWARD PEOPLE AND PHENOMENA THAT DESERVE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND COVERAGE REGARDLESS OF THEIR PLACE IN TIME.
OR AS LONG AS WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN, THIS MAGAZINE WILL BE COMPLETELY FREE AND WITHOUT ADVERTISING. WE ARE BEHOLDEN TO NOBODY, SAVE OUR OWN CONSCIENCE, RVCA INCLUDED. ANP QUARTERLY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH GALLERIES, BOOKSTORES, CLOTHING AND RECORD SHOPS.
Features include photographer Jesper Haynes, who documented the 1980s New York art/club scene in stunning black and white; a retrospective interview with artist/designer Susan Cianciolo who many claim single-handedly invented ‘90s deconstructed fashion; as well as a profile on Kevin Ancell, Venice Z-Boy turned painter, interviewed by fellow Dog Towner Jim Muir. Emma Reeves sat down with photographer Cheryl Dunn to speak about her storied career; we spoke to artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn; and entered the wild world of dynamic brother/sister duo Mike and Natalie Krim. We also delve into the world of some of the world’s most unique, up and coming contemporary galleries, go deep into the archives of 1980s LA Punk magazine Slash, and play fly on the wall at a panel discussion on 1990s LA Party Crews with Guadalupe Rosales, helmer of the mind-blowing Instagram feed Veteranas & Rucas.