There are numerous exciting art publications out there, and it might be hard to keep track of them all. We have selected a few of our favorites, which all offer new perspectives on arts and culture. Some of them are well-known; others might be new to you. Here is our list of art magazines you have to know about.

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AETHER Magazine

AETHER is a bi-annual, independent print magazine for young creatives, with a focus on arts, culture, and fashion. In their latest issue, they featured emerging talent in the music industry. This included features and interviews with artists like JGrrey, Chi Virgo, Masterpeace, Delilah Holiday, Rada Mcnally, George Riley, Ella Knight, FLEXLIKEKEV, Virgil Hawkins and Hope Tala.

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Thank you to all our new supporters coming in 🌈✨ it means a lot and it spurs me on not to give up on the dream 💖 I know a lot of people are looking for black owned/ran zines & independents to follow at the moment so here’s just a few of our faves: @galdemzine @brickthemag @plantainpapers @yellowzine @ashamedmagazine @sakinamagazine @rootedzine @thiiirdmagazine Head over to @beyondthecommons for a list of more zines you need to follow! Thank you to everyone who’s been reposting and sharing it - let’s keep the momentum going 🙏🏽‼️🌎☄️🌸✨✨For everyone who’s new here: Aether has been running for the last 5 and a half years, and is independently funded and published. It was created to give young creatives and emerging talent the chance to be in print - something which back then, I noticed, was often only given to a lucky few. I’ve never had any investment, sponsorships or ads in the magazine - nor do I come from wealth. Everything I have built and created so far has been solely funded through working all sorts odd jobs. When putting the magazine together, I have no team- just me. It has been incredibly lonely at times, so to see Aether suddenly grow so immensely over the last week means a lot to me because I give it everything I have. Thank you ✨- @miasakai95 💋 link in bio for resources 🦋#aetherzine #aethermagazine

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Nuda Paper

Nuda Paper is a theme-based publication, investigating specific fields through visual culture and science. They release one hardcover book a year, focusing on fashion, art, photography, design, and thoughts. Their latest issue ‘Beyond’ is themed around different perspectives of the spiritual, the supernatural, the subjective, the shadowy, the spectral, space. On their website, you’ll find some of the published articles as well as original online content. 

Recommended Reads:

About Dying – an Interview with the Artist Yngvild Sæter

The Language of Racism

Gruppe Magazine

Gruppe is a collaborative online space and project platform for young writers, artists, and designers, founded in 2017. Their core idea is to pair artists from different genres and support them in producing projects that re-imagine contemporary culture. 

Recommended Reads:

Decent Exposure

There for Real

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GRUPPE ISSUE 1 — Digital Download Now available via our online shop, link in bio. PDF
220 pages
Including all 4 covers with Amalia Ulman / Ed Fornieles / Laibach / Natacha Voranger / Marie Lüder / Dagurke / Julian-Jakob Kneer / Melanie Glück / Zoe Darsee / Kyra Sophie / Tom Blesch / Robin Brass / Gabriel Fabry / Contantinos Kyriakopoulos / Robert Hamacher / Noel Quintela / David Rappeneau / Laurie Rojas / Tanja Nis-Hansen / Haydée Marin Lopez / Gabriele Garavaglia / Franz Rogowski / Malte Zander / Joe Speier / Elin Gonzalez / Nicholas Riis / Mathis Altmann / Tamara Hart / Dennis Brzek / Penny Rafferty / Milos Trakilovic / Anna Édes / Garrett Nelson / Max Grünberg / Filippo de Marchi / Allyson Erwin / Tim Heyduck / Fritz Schiffers / Nele Ruckelshausen / Egle Kulbokaite / Dorota Gaweda / Eva Collé / Christin Roth / Moritz Freudenberg / Erik Raynal

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Flash Art

Flash Art is an international bimonthly magazine dedicated to contemporary art. The magazine has been around since 1967, and famously published Andy Warhol’s very last interview in 1987. They publish art news, exhibition reviews, think-pieces, interviews, and more.

Recommended Reads:

Aliveness: Technologies of Gathering in Times of COVID

Public Art as an Open-Access Structure of Knowledge Production

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Flash Art Covers: Philip Guston, Tomb, 1978 for Flash Art no. 105 December 1981 – January 1982 told by Giancarlo Politi (@politi.giancarlo). Link in bio.⁠⠀⁠⠀ "Philip, despite being considered an abstract expressionist, maybe because of his and Pollock’s friendship, never lost his interest in comics. This influence is evident in his more recent works and often made him more original than some of the other more famous yet repetitive expressionists."⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #PhilipGuston⁠⠀⁠⠀ #GiancarloPoliti⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ #FlashArtInternational⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ #FlashArtMagazine⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⠀ #art #contemporaryart #artmagazine #magazinecover #cover #archive⠀

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The Travel Almanac

The Travel Almanac is a bi-annual magazine showcasing the creative world’s opinions on travel. It focuses not only on the traditional notion of physical travel but also on how movement and location permeate all aspects of contemporary life. Some issues include an art booklet with new work of one selected artist, rethinking the concept of traveling. 

Recommended Reads:

A conversation with Hari Nef

Naama Hofman – Light Objects


SLEEK is an independent online and quarterly printed art and culture magazine, featuring interviews, short fiction, opinion pieces, fashion editorials, photo essays, and more. In their latest issue, a selected group of artists, photographers, and writers dissect the theme of glamour, offering new perspectives on the topic. 

Recommended Reads:

Magic futures: Mariko Mori’s cyborgian vision

Disease, distance, desire: Rebecca Horn’s haunting art of isolation


AQNB is a not-for-profit editorial platform, working at the intersection of visual art, music and critical thinking. They cover a diverse range of experimental and emerging practices and feature “some of the most radical voices today.” In their recently launched podcast, Editor Steph Kretowicz & Associate Editor Jared Davis talk to experimental practitioners that resist classification, paying close attention to the discursive changes brought on by developments in technology and communication.

Recommended Reads:

As in the plural: Dreams of the queer & of queerness in the alternative future-fictions at The Present Is Not Enough

Words Make Worlds: Ana Teo Ala-Ruona on the somatic possibilities of language & what’s lost in translation across contexts

Freunde von Freunden

Freunde von Freunden, or Friends of Friends, started in 2009 and is an interview-based magazine, showcasing inspiring people from all over the world. It’s not an art magazine per se, but they feature artists regularly in a candid and personal way.

Recommended Reads:

Atong Atem demystifies postcolonial identities one snapshot at a time
For artists Honey Long and Prue Stent, photographing nude female bodies is not a political statement

Berlin Art Link

Berlin Art Link is a digital magazine focused on contemporary art and culture, publishing in-depth articles like studio visits, critical exhibition reviews, and topical features. Their primary focus is the Berlin art scene, but with correspondents in cultural capitals like New York, London, and Los Angeles, they do cover international stories as well.

Recommended Reads:

Studio Visit: Christa Joo Hyun D’angelo

Art as a Political Tool: An Interview with Máret Ánne Sara

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In a new photobook ‘In der Fremde: Pictures from Home’, artist Romeo Alaeff @romeoalaeff searches for the parts of Berlin that are abandoned by tourists at night, the places that are often ignored, rendered invisible. The result is a haunting, cinematic documentation of the city. Published by @hatjecantzverlag , the book is framed by text contributions from 7 renowned writers and includes photographs tinged with a deep sense of longing that touch on themes of migration, alienation, and the search for home. Contributors include: Yuval Noah Harari, #ChristianRattemeyer #CharlesSimic Eva Hoffmann and more. Learn more about this book and how to support it (and pre-order). Link in bio. 👆

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