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 October issue marks a significant moment: put together during a period in which, in Europe, the pandemic’s progress slowed, it arrives on the crest of a new art season, full of hope, promise and some trepidation. With insightful views on the present from British artists Helen Marten and Ollie Dook, Portuguese artist, psychologist and writer Grada Kilomba and Indian artist Shilpa Gupta. Also featuring the final interview given by Chilean artist Lotte Rosenfeld, who died in July. Plus a text on dread in contemporary art – and whether artists might get better at invoking the feeling following this extended period of uncertainty and, yes, dread. That said, art is being made and shown far and wide, reflected here in reviews from the Berlin Biennale, Prague’s gallery weekend, Los Angeles, New York and London. Plus books, opinion and a portfolio of work by Indigenous Australian multimedia artist Destiny Deacon