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 ArtReview’s extended Summer issue, a focus on what the audience brings to the art. In the conceptual photography of Buck Ellison, images seemingly snapped from within the intimacy of wealthy households are rich in details with the power to repel, attract and implicate the viewer. In Richard Bosman’s atmospheric paintings of blind detectives and rainy city streets, a fellow painter sees not the storyboards of an American film noir but the depiction of what it feels like to be an artist. And a profile of Masaaki Yuasa highlights the anime director’s gonzo sensibility when it comes to toying with audience expectations and artistic conventions. Elsewhere in features, an essay examining the state of critical ocean studies; a look into the effect of NFTs on visual culture; an analysis of Katia Kameli’s videowork Le Roman algérien; and an interview with FRONT International Triennial artistic director Prem Krishnamurthy. Plus exhibition reviews of Virginia Overton, Carrie Mae Weems and Fiona Connor, and reviews of the latest in art history, cultural commentary, fiction and poetry publications.