ArtReview Launches Chinese Edition

ArtReview is pleased to announce the launch of its first foreign-language edition, available from 10 November, during Shanghai Art Week. The new magazine is a collaboration between leading international contemporary art magazine ArtReview, founded in 1949, and Yishu Shijie, a renowned Chinese art journal. The publication is the first Chinese-language edition in the ArtReview stable and will be published four times a year, alongside continuous WeChat publication of editorial, key events and partner content.

The Chinese edition combines translations of key articles from ArtReview’s and ArtReview Asia’s international art coverage with new and emerging Chinese writing about the Chinese art scene. In doing so, it aims to deepen the discourse between Chinese and international contemporary art at a time when the world seems more divided than it has been in many years. In keeping with the ArtReview format, the publication will position ‘contemporary’ as the place where the past meets the future, combining interviews, snapshots, feature articles and commentary to provide an accessible and witty interpretation of current issues.

Highlights of the debut issue include a cover by artist Cao Fei and an in-depth conversation with science-fiction writer Wang Kanyu on the metaverse and future city-states; a preview section featuring the latest exhibitions of interest from around the world; and a comprehensive review section covering major international shows, as well as book reviews of recent art historical and literary publications.

The Chinese edition is designed by Twelve Design Ltd, based on John Morgan studio’s original brand concept for ArtReview. Twelve Design Ltd is a leading design studio based in London and Shanghai. The practice’s recent projects include the graphic design of Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way, the British Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale.

ArtReview, founded in 1949, is aimed at both a specialist and a general audience, and along with its sibling publication ArtReview Asia, which looks at developments in international contemporary art from the perspective of practitioners, thinkers and art histories based across the world’s largest continent, launched in 2013, features a mixture of criticism, reviews, commentary and analysis alongside commissioned artist projects, guides and special supplements. ArtReview’s website features art and cultural news, criticism, opinion, video, podcasts, articles from the latest issues of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, artist projects, highlights from the magazines’ 73-year archives and multimedia content from around the web. Through regular newsletters and social media, ArtReview connects with over a million people every month.

ArtReview develops and hosts regular events, ranging from talks, screenings, launches and conferences, both in its bar in London and at venues around the globe. In addition, ArtReview curates live events, exhibitions and programmes for both for-profit and nonprofit institutions, art fairs and major art festivals. It also offers high-quality content and creative solutions to select global brand partners, including bespoke and contract publishing of books and supplements, and the production of high-spec video reports and coverage.

ArtReview Ltd is owned by Meta Media, China’s leading high-end communications group, whose portfolio of publications includes The Art Newspaper China, LEAP, Modern Weekly, Nowness and Numéro, among other titles.

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