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.
With new restrictions and control measures coming into force in many places, the November issue of ArtReview takes a look at the rule breakers, the definition stretchers and a variety of challenges to what we perceive as normal. On the cover is American painter and sculptor Nicole Eisenman, who, in reimagining the world through her art, explores new codes for the representation of gender in the public realm. Rosanna Mclaughlin investigates the implications of the ‘male genius’ mythology surrounding the Casa Mollino in Turin. Also featuring a focus on the rich history of Somankidi Coura, a self-organised agricultural and cultural cooperative in Senegal; a newly commissioned collage by Brooklyn-based Kameelah Janan Rasheed; and a profile of cult Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian. Plus an interview with musician and writer Johanna Hedva, book and exhibition reviews including Grace Before Jones, a survey of the pop-icon’s legacy, and Eula Biss’s new nonfiction, Having and Being Had, on becoming middle-class.