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Art Monthly 438

Shanzhai Lyric

Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe on the way the New York duo’s work charts the flows of capital that shape our world

Art Monthly 437

Michael Hanna

Maeve Connolly examines the artist‘s interest in time travel, everyday language, patterns and technological utopianism

Art Monthly 437

How to Make Art in a Pandemic?

Khairani Barokka considers ableism in art in the light of the Covid-19 lockdown

Art Monthly 436

Steve McQueen

Adam Hines-Green finds that the Oscar-winning artist is liberated by the limitations of video

Art Monthly 435

Reflections on Education from the Frontlines

Royal College of Art lecturers challenge the business-first approach of British universities and their art departments

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Exhibition Openings

London Steve McQueen Tate Modern opens Fri 7 Aug
Liverpool And Say the Animal Responded? Fact opens Wed 12 Aug

Recent Podcasts

Talk Show on Resonance FM

Bob Dickinson & Sophie J Williamson

Presented by Mark Lewis

Bob Dickinson & Sophie J Williamson discuss the home in art as a place of haunted obsession, and explore silence not as a retreat from the world but as a state from which to enact protest.

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Morgan Quaintance, Khairani Barokka & John Douglas Millar

Presented by Chris McCormack

Morgan Quaintance, Khairani Barokka & John Douglas Millar discuss the current rush to online content and the failings of prescriptive commissioning policies, ableism in the art world, and new books by Olivia Laing and Paul B Preciado.

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Talk Show on Resonance FM

Adam Heardman & Adam Hines-Green

Presented by Alex Hull

Adam Heardman and Adam Hines-Green discuss art, labour and the fall of the Red Wall in the north of England, and Steve McQueen’s locked-down exhibition at Tate Modern.

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From the Back Catalogue

Art Monthly 415

An Alternative History of Art

Eddie Chambers argues that this BBC Radio 4 series continues the UK’s marginalisation of major 20th-century African-American artists

Art Monthly 261

Net and Not Net

Beryl Graham & Sarah Cook explore the debates around curating new media art

Art Monthly 329


Sally O’Reilly flicks through every issue of General Idea’s FILE magazine from 1972 to 1989

Art Monthly 224

The Killing Machine

Barbara Pollack traces the legacies of David Wojnarowicz in New York today

Art Monthly 416


Francis Frascina reconsiders conflicting debates about female pleasure and female violation in cultural representation

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Found: The Missing Issue

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Issue 16 from May 1978

Issue 15 was dated March 1978

Where is the issue from April 1978?
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Michael O’Pray Prize

The Michael O’Pray Prize is a Film and Video Umbrella initiative launched in 2017 in partnership with Art Monthly, supported by University of East London and Arts Council England. The prize seeks new writing on innovation and experimentation in moving-image art. Read the winning texts below.

2019 Winners

Image Abrasion
Cassandre Greenberg considers Derek Jarman’s Blue as a celluloid artefact in an age of portable digital media

Patrick Staff: On Venus
Laura Jacobs on hostile environments, both social and natural, in Patrick Staff’s ‘On Venus’ exhibition

2018 Winner

Bank – Basement – Becker
Adam Hines-Green on the expression of horror through both fiction and reality in the LA video art of Julie Becker

2017 Winners

Heat Sensitive?
Lauren Houlton on Richard Mosse’s ‘Incoming’ exhibition

A Long Shot
Dan Ward on artists’ attempts to slow the viewer

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Talking Art book

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Interviews with artists since 2007

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