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 the Summer issue, ArtReview looks to artists whose artmaking is about the creation of private worlds. Featured in this issue: a profile of Nairobi- and London-based painter Michael Armitage ahead of his summer exhibition at the Royal Academy; Ines Doujak’s surreal works that confront historical and present injustices; Mexican sculptor Ángela Gurría’s love of rocks; New Orleans photographers Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun reflect on their city’s resilience towards disaster; and Rindon Johnson explores his identity as a Black trans American through language. Words, he says, are “the most liberatory thing we’ve got”. Also included are exhibition reviews by Lucy Raven, Lindsey Mendick, Sula Bermudez-Silverman, Charles Gaines, Jim Lambie and Joachim Koester. Musician and filmmaker Flying Lotus is the latest artist to sit down with Ross Simonini for a free-wheeling conversation, plus the regular mix of opinion, book reviews and back-page musings to keep you content throughout the summer