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.
Most of us have had to engage with technology in novel ways over the past 12 months as it dominates how we communicate and map our world. How much of this is here to stay, and will the way art is produced and experienced change as a result? In this issue J.J. Charlesworth dives headfirst into the overheated hype surrounding NFTs to find out if anything is going to stick. Martin Herbert reads the warnings implicit in Pakui Hardware’s explorations of bio-power. Sarah Forman enters the delusional, multimedia world of Chinese artist Lu Yang, navigating the fields of performance, 3D avatars, videogames, and Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. Mark Rappolt talks to Mika Tajima about a body of work that fuses the traditional, the contemporary and the futuristic as the New York-based artist explores the psychic and bodily effects of a life lived under a technocapitalist regime. Juliet Jacques looks back to a historical technological turn in the form of celebrated Austrian painter Maria Lassnig’s largely forgotten experiments with moving image, newly restored and released this month. Plus an interview with the Brooklyn-based artist Win McCarthy, reports from New Delhi, Singapore, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Berlin, Paris, New York, Cologne, and reviews of the latest publications in art, fiction, design and material culture.