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.
It may be too early to talk about an artworld emerging from the hibernation of the pandemic era, but it’s not too soon to speculate about what that world might look like. Perhaps a butterfly, perhaps a moth, perhaps an entity more alien still. In this issue: artist Jamian Juliano-Villani discusses her plans for a new type of gallery, Rodney LaTourelle checks in on Qaumajuq, the new centre for Inuit art in Winnipeg, Sarah Jilani looks back on the long life of the late Egyptian physician, writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi, En Liang Khong talks to Marxist climate-scholar Andreas Malm about reaching the point where words are no substitute for action, Cat Kron takes a look at how the lockdown work of Meriem Bennani is focused on shifting the focus from the artworld’s centres to its peripheries, and Poulomi Basu presents a photographic portfolio that focuses on the violence perpetrated against women in rural Nepal. Plus international gallery and book reviews.