Sara Estes is a writer and curator in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the guest editor of Number: Eighty Three. She is the lead visual arts writer for The Tennessean and contributes a weekly column over at BURNAWAY in Atlanta. She is involved with David Lusk Gallery and contemporary exhibition space Threesquared, both in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville.
The first time I met Sara, we started talking about what it means to be a writer involved in the visual arts. She was enthusiastic about ways our short conversation might become a collaborative effort: a discussion about arts writing and it’s genres, and the creative act.
With Estes the guest editor of Number:83 – Collaboration, I had the chance to ask her a few questions about the collaborative process itself.
So, for the record, why did you choose the topic?
For me, collaboration is an absurdly interesting facet of society, and more specifically, the art world. We exist in a unique time where there is an ever-present notion of being a part of a vast, interconnected web. We are always connected; and we know it. So, how we choose to formalize those connections interests me a lot. continue reading