I've just spent the last hour perusing ArtReview: Digital, and it's exceptionally good. Each month a digital issue of the print magazine is presented online for free. The technology and presentation of ArtReview: Digital is excellent. Articles are insightful, well written and worldly. Once you register for a subscription to the magazine, you will receive a monthly email alerting you to the new issue. The magazine is presented in digital format whereby the reader can interactively flip through the actual pages of the magazine, zoom in to read text or skip ahead to access articles of interest. There is also some terrific European graphic design going on over there in the form of advertising. I must say, the format works!
The online magazine's main site, ArtReview, is a social networking site for the art world. Their members consist of artists, galleries, designers, collectors, critics, curators and those who appreciate fine aesthetics. As a member of ArtReview.com: you can post artwork, blogs, videos and have members rate or comment upon it. You have access to the digital magazine. Members can create their own discussion groups and forums...all while promoting themselves and making international friends. Lovely!
ArtReview's "about us" page goes on to state:
"artreview.com 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. artreview.com lets the art world do the talking."
This months ArtReview:Digital includes the following articles:
Alex Katz on Greatness
One of America's greatest living painters muses about the nature of greatness, why art is just like fashion, what's wrong with art historians and how he's going to ram his work down certain museum directors' throats.
Our annual round-up of 30 artists to keep an eye on over the coming 12 months features selections by Thomas Demand, Allora & Calzadilla, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Stéphanie Moisdon, Lauri Firstenberg, Glenn Ligon, Liam Gillick, Matthew Higgs, Shamim M. Momin, Jessica Morgan and others.
An Oral History of Western Art
Matthew Collings finds out what makes something iconic by talking to one of Russia's greatest icon painters.
Check it out and let me know your thoughts.