Artforum is the leading contemporary art magazine and holds the unique roles of institution, nexus, and foremost tastemaker of the art world. It delivers the highest level of critical discourse about contemporary visual culture to a diverse international audience and is often the first to identify artists whose work comes to define eras. Launched in California in 1962, Artforum moved to New York in 1967, where it is still based.
Alex Kitnick on the art of Wolfgang Tillmans; Natalia Brizuela and Julia Bryan-Wilson on the art of Jumana Manna; Alexandro Segade on the Ororocene; Travis Diehl on Alexis Smith's Same Old Paradise, 1987...
Thomas Crow on Billy Apple; Allen Ruppersberg on Margo Leavin; Amy Taubin on Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Anna Shechtman and D. A. Miller on Pedro Almodóvar; Michael Lobel on Romare Bearden in the 1930s; Patric Dicaprio shares his Top Ten; Daniel Marcus on Hannah Wilke; Mostafa Heddaya on art and comparison; Devan Díaz on Drake Carr; Four contributors take stock of "Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror"...
Hannah Baer and Monica Huerta on the Year in Hell; best of 2021: a renowned group of critics, artists, and curators from around the world take stock of the year in art; "Illiberal Arts" by David Joselit; Anne Imhof by Caroline Busta; five celebrated cineastes select the top films of the year; five musicians and critics choose the year's outstanding titles...
My Barbarian, Tauba Auerbach, Petrit Halilaj, This American Wife, Meret Oppenheim, Kayode Ojo, Judy Chicago,Louise Fishman, Yannis Tsarouchis, Ericka Beckman... and more than 35 exhibition reviews from around the globe.
The call is clear: Museums must change. Amid an ongoing global pandemic and growing demands for decolonization, racial justice, and economic parity, culture needs new tools for structural transformation. In the first of two special issues focusing on this urgent topic, Artforum has invited some of our leading theorists, curators, artists, and museum directors to consider how art institutions might evolve.
Carceral Aesthetics: Nicole R. Fleetwood in conversation with Rachel Kushner;
Where We're At: Bulletins from around the globe;
Artist Project: David Velasco introduces Stanley Whitney;
Blasted Allegories: Fabrice Stroun on the art of Steven Parrino...
This July/August in Artforum: Ja'Tovia Gary invites five young Black women artists—Eniola Dawodu, Oroma Elewa, Jazmine Hayes, Fatima Jamal, and Sydney Vernon—to share her space in the magazine. Plus, artist's projects from Jamal Cyrus, an interview with Cy Gavin, Paul B. Preciado on revolution, Daniel Marcus on Keith Haring's safe sex, reviews from Paris, Madrid, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and more.
This March in Artforum Chloe Wyma on the art of cover artist Agnes Pelton, J. Hoberman on Corneliu Porumboiu's The Whistlers, Hannah Black on Kandis Williams, plus Alex Jovanovic introduces an artist portfolio from Chason Matthams, James Meyer on Hans Haacke and exhibition reviews from Paris, Stockholm, Doha, Moscow, and more.
This February in Artforum poet Simone White and writer Ciarán Finlayson respond to the recent Pope.L exhibitions that spanned multiple institutions across New York. Plus, Joan Jonas, Ugo Rondinone, and others on the life and art of John Giorno (1936-2019), a special artist's project by Christine Sun Kim, Daniel Marcus on Charlotte Perriand, and exhibition reviews from Paris, Cologne, Milan, Tallinn, and more.
This January in Artforum we invite critics and artists—from Tim Griffin and Amy Taubin to Ilya Lipkin and Kerry James Marshall—to take measure on the newly renovated MoMA. Plus, Hal Foster on the art of Rachel Harrison, Kate Sutton on Hana Miletić, and a special previews section with over 40 exhibitions worldwide; including Steve McQueen at the Tate Modern, Hilma af Klint at Moderna Museet, and more.
This November in Artforum Bruce Hainley on Pierre Bonnard, Domenick Ammirati on the art of Georgia Sagri, Declan Long on Derek Jarman, and Natasha Stagg on Anicka Yi. Plus, exhibition reviews from Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Dubai, and more.
This October in Artforum Lauren O'Neill-Butler on the art of Agnes Denes, Barry Schwabsky on Jean Dubuffet, and Jace Clayton on Christian Marclay. Plus, 4 artists and critics consider the legacy of Douglas Crimp, Amy Taubin on Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat, exhibition reviews from Paris, Zurich, Basel, Vilnius, and much more.
Stafan Kalmár and Lia Gangitano on Lutz Bacher; Melissa Anderson on Lily Tomlin; Annie Godfrey Larmon on Beverly Pepper; Institute of Queer Ecology; 40 Fall 2019 exhibitions previews; Simmon Denny; Anthony Byrt; Sam McKinniss; Zarina; Diébédo Francis Kéré...
This Summer Artforum reflects on Stonewall at 50: to celebrate the occasion, Artforum invited 24 gorgeous artists and writers to share an early or particularly vivid memory of a gay bar. Plus 5 artists and curators consider the legacy of Okwui Enzor, William E. Jones on the art of James Bidgood, Derek McCormack on Thierry Mugler, Molly Warnock on Gilles Aillaud's Rhinocéros, eau et rochers, exhibition reviews from Paris, Berlin, Athens, Tirana, and much more.
A special issue about Art and Activism: Claire Bishop on the art of political timing, Christopher Glazek on Nan Goldin and the Sacklers, and Joan Kee on law by art. Plus Ralph Runoff talks with Daniel Birnbaum about the 58th Venice Biennale, James Quant on Olivier Assayas's Non-Fiction, Summer Previews with 40 exhibitions worldwide and much more.
James Quandt on Claire Denis's High Life, Raf Simons shares his Top Ten, J. Hoberman on Věra Chytilová's Sedmikrásky (Daisies), Johanna Fateman on the art of Nicole Eisenman, plus exhibition reviews from Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Vilnius, Buenos Aires, and more.
Catherine Taft on Matthew Barney's new work, Melissa Anderson on the films of Christian Petzold, Kate Sutton on Gabriele Beverage, a special project from artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya, plus exhibition reviews from Paris, Milan, Berlin, Istanbul, Madrid, and more.
Jeffrey Weiss, Carolee Schneemann, and Simone Forti on the passing of Robert Morris, editor Lauren O'Neill Butler on the art of fierce pussy, Wayne Koestenbaum on the art of David Gilbert, a special dispatch from Thailand by David Teh, plus exhibition reviews from Paris, Berlin, Prague, Zurich, New York, and more.
Editor-in-chief David Velasco introduces a special artist project by Martine Gutierrez, Bruce Hainley on the art of Cady Noland, Daniel Marcus on Picasso: Blue and Rose, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie on the art of Banu Cennetoğlu, plus a special previews section with over 40 exhibitions worldwide; including Nari Ward at the New Museum, Wong Ping at Kunstalle Basel, the Sharjah Biennial, and more.