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.
The November issue of ArtReview is all about a question of taste: what makes art good or ‘bad’? And can ‘bad’ art actually be considered… well… quite good? This issue looks at the blurring of absolute values and essential truths, and the potential in between. Featuring a cover profile on Turner Prize-nominee Sin Wai Kin, who has been upending gender essentialism via their drag queen personas since the early 2010s; a look at the ’bad’ paintings of American artist Robert Nava; a discussion between artists Stan Burnside and Tavares Strachan, on the responsibility of unlearning a Western art-historical canon via embracing the collaborative ethos of Junkanoo, a Caribbean carnival-style street parade and sacred cultural rite; and a journey through Bangkok, following an audio walk by Orawan Arunrak for Korakrit Arunanondchai’s Ghost 2565 festival. Also in this issue Ross Simonini talks to Barcelona-based duo Lolo & Sosaku; Rosanna McLaughlin wonders what a true-crime podcast about Ana Mendieta’s 1985 death adds to the discourse; and Eliza Goodpasture asks why it is so hard to write a feminist art history. Plus, the usual selection of exhibition and book reviews from around the world, including Wolfgang Tillmans at New York’s MoMA, the 58th Carnegie International and Bergen Assembly 2022.