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.

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

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

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

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

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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