Contemporary Art Magazines

This list is a short guide to magazines that are helpful for keeping abreast of contemporary British and International visual arts, and for answering questions about recent arts and craft.

Aesthetica engages with the arts both in the UK and internationally, combining dynamic content with compelling critical debate and pushing boundaries while exploring the best in contemporary arts and culture.
Afterall focuses on contemporary art and its relation to a wider artistic, theoretical and social context. Afterall Online continues the lines of enqiury explored through the journal and the books. It features specially commissioned and regularly updated material including interviews with artists about their art practice, photo-essays and text on artist's project, books and events.
Amelia's Magazine online is now the place to come for exclusive articles on the best underground creative projects in the worlds of art, fashion, music, illustration, photography, craft and design. It is updated daily in four sections: art, fashion, music and earth.
AN magazine connects you to hundreds of commissions, residencies, exhibitions and artist's networks. AN covers all visual and applied arts, responding to artist's changing needs and aspirations, with news, reviews, comment and features on the diversity of visual arts practice.
Art Forum is an international magazine specialising in contemporary art. The magazine is published 10 times a year, September through May, with an annual Summer issue. Characterised by its 10 1/2 inch square format, with each cover devoted to the work of a single artist, the magazine is widely known as a decisive voice in its field. As well as in-depth articles and reviews of contemporary art, the magazine features book reviews and columns on cinema.
Art Monthly is the UK's leading magazine of contemporary visual art. Published 10 times a year, it keeps you in touch with today's fast moving art world through in-depth features, interviews, profiles on rising stars and up-to-the-minute coverage of trends from independent critics. is an exciting new social networking site for the art world, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate though an online art magazine.
It is a unique blend of editorial and community content, combining the insight and critical weight of some of today's most important art world voices with the input and opinions of everyday enthusiasts from around the world.
Established in 1854, British Journal of Photography is the world's longest-running photography magazine. Published weekly, each issue features profiles of emerging talent alongside star names, a picture-led portfolio section, business analysis and detailed technology reviews.
Circa Art magazine is a not-for-profit company incorporated in Northern Ireland. It is an online journal dedicated to contemporary art and its practices, seeking to chronicle significant events of the moment and to create an informed network of committed readers nd contributors in Ireland and beyond.
Contemporary is the world's most widely distributed arts magazine.
The dynamic design of contemporary's publications makes a compelling context for fresh writing on visual arts, architecture, houses, fashion, film, media, design, music, photography, books, dance & sport.
Published on alternate months, Crafts offers news, opinion and a little bit of gossip from the world of contemporary craft.
Daylight Community Arts Foundation (DCAF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to publishing in-depth photographic essays on important issues of the day via Daylight Magazine (print) and Daylight Multimedia (Online).
A monthly magazine of editorial, fashion, photography and illustration, music and film.
Embroidery is published for the Embroiderer's Guild. It illustrates features on contemporary textile art, reports on renowned makers and a look inside on important collections. Embroidery gives the reader an informed look at the history of embroidery while reviewing the latest books and exhibitions out there.
FILE magazine is a bi-annual publication featuring a broad selection of visual communication in the fields of graphic design, art, photography, fashion and moving image. It is presented in a 30x39cm hard cover with a full colour 52gsm newsprint stitched inside. Each issue is accompanied by a DVD featuring short films, music, videos and documentaries. A magazine to watch and read.
Flash Art International has established itself as the leading magazine of contemporary art worldwide, both for its choice of artists and its coverage of the most up-to-date trends. Distributed in 87 countries, it's out six times a year.
Frieze magazine was set up in 1991 and is the leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. The magazine is published 8 times a year and includes essays, reviews and columns by today's most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators.
Monthly Art Listings magazine, describing current exhibitions and stock of over 500 commercial and public art galleries, galleries for hire and art services.
i-D is a glossy magazine that documents fashion and contemporary culture. Constantly reinventing itself, i-D encourages creativity.
Juxtapoz magazine presents a gallery of underground artists who influence much of the fashion, graphics, and new art we see today, and its readers are the tastemakers who discern the newest cultural trends. Full-colour layouts presenting painters, street artists, sculptors, cartoonists, photographers and features along with interviews, portfolios, sketches and reviews.
Founded in 2005, MAP is a Scotland-based international magazine devoted to contemporary visual art. It is published four times a year (September, December, March and June) and examines the best emerging talents from around the world.
Quarterly portfolio of photography, illustration, art, design, writing, music, film and live events.
Modern Painters has won acclaim for the breadth and quality of its writing. It was one of the first art magazines to commission articles from writers outside the art world. 
Mousse is a bimonthly magazine published in Italian and English. Mousse contains interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism and curation, alternated with a series of distinctive columns in a unique tabloid format.
Mute magazine is a UK cultural publication that covers a wide spectrum of subjects related to artistic practice, left wing politics, urban regeneration, Biopolitics and UK arts.
Since it's launch in the Summer of 1995 as both a web and a hard copy print publication, (NYAM) has continued to be the fastest growing art portal in the NYC. The information is updated daily, and their archives and daily newsletters include 2,000 galleries, 10,800 shows, 40,400 artists and 35,000 images.
Their mission is to actively promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art.
Photoworks is a forum for British and International photography, showcasing established artists and emerging talents alongside reviews and critical writing on the medium.
PLUK magazine is committed to covering the best photography, film & video work that is being created and exhibited in galleries world-wide today. Each quarterly issue contains news, exhibition previews & reviews, interviews & profiles, features, portfolios, book reviews, auction reports, exhibition & gallery listings, by the best writers and critics in their field.
Pop celebrates art, design, retail, adventure, pop culture and pop music. It looks for all that is new.
Portfolio is the magazine for innovative photographic art created and shown in the UK. Published in May and November, Portfolio combines the contemporary interests of a magazine with the equality reproductions and detailed information of an exhibition catalogue. It features the work of established artists accompanied by in-depth essays by esteemed writers and curators, and a series of portfolios by emerging artists.
Seesaw is an online photography magazine dedicated to work that successfully captures, represents, and encourages acute observation, via the photographic medium.
Offers the world's finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Their aim is simple: to provide a textile publication which fits seamlessly into their creative lifestyle. Directed towards an international, discerning audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping.
TATE ETC. is inspired by the gallery Tate but independent of it. TATE ETC. explores the visual arts scene on an international scale. Tate's collections, events and projects are the starting point to project the themes and cultural differences. It deals with the diversity of art practice within the visual arts.
Third Text is an international scholarly journal providing critical perspectives on art and visual culture. It provides a forum for the discussion and reappraisal of the theory and practice of art, art history and criticism, and the work of artists who have been marginalised through racial, gender, religious and cultural differences. It deals with the diversity of art practice within the visual arts.
Fashion news, catwalk videos, backstage photos, fashion trends, supermodel interviews, beauty trends and celebrity party photos.

YEAH is an independent, theme-based, quarterly magazine. YEAH was established to be an avenue for creative students and young people to promote themselves and get their work seen. They are there to support emerging talent.

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