Issue 31 of the first magazine thoroughly devoted to international contemporary artists' writings, including original texts by Christina Iglesias, Shreyas Karle, Peter Buggenhout, Nikolaus Gansterer, Diego Tonus
, Olafur Eliasson
, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, and Ben Kinmont
is published twice a year since the millennium year 2000 and is entirely dedicated to the publication of especially written & unpublished texts by artists
who are now working, anywhere in the world. It documents the first decade(s) of this century in artists' writings. Its object is primarily artistic, but also to provide an accurate source of information for research about contemporary artists using their own words. Gagarin
is aimed at those who do not tend to wait until everything is accepted and synthesized and those who are prepared to leave the road to search for stimulating art and ideas while they are still fresh.
Each issue contains a number of artists' writings, if possible from an equal number of countries. The texts are published in their original language and alphabetical writing, with unabridged translations in English added. Advertising and visual material are deliberately kept out. In collaboration with the Research Centre for Artists' Publications / Archive for small Press & Communication (ASPC) at the Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen (Germany), Gagarin
features a supplementary Index of Artists' Writings published world wide. Gagarin
is indexed in ArtBibliography Modern ABM by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Oxford, UK.