ArtReview is one of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazines. Founded in 1949, it is dedicated to expanding contemporary art’s audience and reach. Published nine times a year, the magazine features a mixture of criticism, reviews, previews, opinion, reportage and specially commissioned artworks, and offers one of the most established, in-depth and intimate portraits of international contemporary art in all its shapes and forms. In 2013 ArtReview was joined by its sister magazine ArtReview Asia, now published four times a year, which brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the dynamic and fast-changing art scenes of the Asia region, as well as covering Asian art presented outside of the region.
In the September issue of ArtReview, Ross Simonini looks at Matthew Barney’s SECONDARY, the retelling of an American tragedy in a film whose atmosphere of pain and violence allows, almost incredibly, for an object of striking beauty to emerge. Novelist Khashayar Khabushani tells the story of how artist David Wojnarowicz gave the writer life from beyond the grave. Alexandra Drexelius examines the work of Isabelle Frances McGuire, an artist who seems to be answering the question of what digital visual culture might look like in material film. And Chris Fite-Wassilak speaks with filmmaker Diego Marcon about the power of traditional special effects when it comes to scaring viewers. Also: two new column series addressing, almost from opposite corners, the strengths and weaknesses of popular culture when it comes to depicting the present and imagining possible futures. Plus: the full complement of exhibition and book reviews from around the world.