About Art Monthly

Art Monthly, published by the Art Monthly Foundation registered charity, is the UK’s leading magazine of contemporary visual art. Published ten times a year in bold black and white, it keeps you in touch with the complex and ever-evolving art world through in-depth features, interviews with artists, profiles on emerging artists and coverage of major trends and developments by independent critics.

In addition to the extensive reviews section covering exhibitions and books, Art Monthly is the only magazine with a regular column on Artlaw. Art Monthly also publishes regular reports from around the world in its ‘Letters from’ section.

If you want to engage directly with contemporary art, read Art Monthly.


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Specific Contacts

AM Team

Editor: Patricia Bickers
Deputy Editor: David Barrett
Associate Editor: Chris McCormack
Listings: Michael Kurtz
Art Monthly Talk Show: Matt Hale / Chris McCormack
Advertising Manager: Matt Hale
Subscriptions/Distribution: Natasha Rees
Proofreader: Cath Harris
Print Design: Fraser Muggeridge studio
Office Administrator: Iain Hales
Founders: Jack Wendler / Peter Townsend

Art Monthly Foundation

The Art Monthly Foundation (a charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales) was set up in 2017 to extend the reach of Art Monthly magazine by increasing access to new art and ideas, developing greater appreciation and understanding of the contemporary art world and encouraging more people to engage with it.

Founded in 1976, the mission of Art Monthly was and continues to be to support new and challenging art, and to examine the context in which it is made and viewed (the first issue contained an artist’s page by Carl Andre at the height of the co-called ‘Bricks in the Tate’ controversy). Since then, Art Monthly has continued to increase its audiences, latterly through its regular radio programmes on Resonance FM, free podcasts and via social media.

The aim of the Foundation, however, is to is to engage with existing and potential new audiences directly through public events, live interviews and symposia, while also supporting and partnering marginalised voices and organisations, such as alternative art schools, prison education trusts and other independent initiatives through gift subscriptions, mentorship schemes and short courses. For these additional activities, we are seeking potential patrons and donors who would like to support us in these endeavours …

Registered Charity Number: 1173171
Director: Patricia Bickers

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Teresa Gleadowe
Gill Hedley
Isaac Julien
Henry Lydiate (chair)
Andrew Wilson

Honorary Patrons
Eddie Chambers
Liam Gillick
Hans Haacke
Mona Hatoum
Alfredo Jaar
Martha Rosler


While Art Monthly is part funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio organisation, the magazine is primarily funded by its advertisers and its readers, in particular its subscribers and supporter subscribers.

Art Monthly is grateful to its supporter subscribers for their support:

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You can also make a charitable donation to the Art Monthly Foundation to help Art Monthly continue to fulfil its charitable aims.


Founded in 1976 by Peter Townsend and Jack Wendler, Art Monthly is the UK’s oldest, most authoritative and challenging contemporary art magazine whose editorial policy has remained fundamentally unchanged from that outlined in the first editorial: ‘to provide informed coverage on contemporary art and the issues that surround it’. In 2017, 40 years after it first appeared, Art Monthly became a registered charity. (For a history of the magazine from 1976 to 2010, see ‘Art Monthly 1976-’.)

The first issue of Art Monthly carried an obituary for Marcel Broodthaers designed by Richard Hamilton and included an artist’s page by Carl Andre in response to the ‘bricks at the Tate’ controversy at the time.

Art Monthly is dedicated to covering the visual arts in context – in features, interviews, reviews, profiles, reports and polemics, as well as regularly reviewing artists’ books, multiples, video, internet art, books and film. Still controversial, Art Monthly was the first magazine to identify and debate the ‘yBa’ phenomenon – a term coined by Simon Ford in a feature entitled ‘Myth Making’ published back in March 1996 – and continued to track Charles Saatchi’s effect on the market for British art in the feature ‘Sense and Sensation’ by Art Monthly editor Patricia Bickers in November 1997. Art Monthly continues to tackle the issues that matter, including the proliferation of biennales, the rise of the curator and the crisis in criticism, the corporatisation of art education, the power of mega dealers and art fairs, the impact of globalisation on art and on the environment, and the relationship between art and activism.

Regular Art Monthly columns include the pioneering Artlaw column, written by specialist Henry Lydiate, which guides readers through the intricacies of legal issues. (The Artlaw columns are now available on the Artquest website.) The regular Letter From series covering specific art scenes around the UK and across the world has become one of the most popular sections in the magazine.

Since 1976, the interview has remained a key part of the Art Monthly project, beginning with the modernist pioneer Naum Gabo and reclusive painter Agnes Martin, and including several artists who have since become widely known: Tacita Dean, Steve McQueen, Elizabeth Price, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hito Steyerl and others. Two volumes of interviews have been published, Talking Art: Interviews with Artists since 1976, and a second volume, published to coincide with Art Monthly’s 40th anniversary, which covers the years from 2007 to 2016. Earlier live interviews conducted in collaboration with Tate Modern, with artists including John Baldessari, Glenn Ligon, Cornelia Parker, Pipilotti Rist, Martha Rosler, Lorna Simpson and Lawrence Weiner, can be accessed in the Events section.

Many now established artists received their first serious review, or their first in a British publication, in the pages of Art Monthly, among them Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Shirin Neshat, Cornelia Parker, Elizabeth Price and Rachel Whiteread, while artists profiled at formative moments early in their careers include: Fiona Banner, Martin Creed, Ceal Floyer, Mona Hatoum, Mark Leckey, Susan Philipsz, Sam Taylor-Wood and Gillian Wearing.

Few other art magazines can equal the range of brilliant writers who have contributed to Art Monthly and continue to make it one of the most vital forums for gaining a truly critical insight into the many worlds of contemporary art. Among the hundreds of artists, curators, critics and art historians who have written for Art Monthly are Dawn Ades, Michael Archer, Dave Beech, Iwona Blazwick, Eddie Chambers, JJ Charlesworth, Lynne Cooke, Alex Farquharson, Francis Frascina, Margaret Garlake, Liam Gillick, Teresa Gleadowe, Charles Harrison, Matthew Higgs, Donald Judd, Lisa LeFeuvre, Sally O’Reilly, Genesis P-Orridge, Griselda Pollock, Mark Prince, Irving Sandler, Seth Siegelaub, Julian Stallabrass, Virginia Whiles, Andrew Wilson and Sarah Wilson. (For a full list of contributors see below.)

In recent years Art Monthly has branched out, launching the Art Monthly Roadshow, taking the debate directly to its audiences, and has its own regular radio Talk Show on Resonance FM. Art Monthly can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Art Monthly website, first launched in the 1990s, offers features such as the London Gallery Map and UK Gallery Map as well as archives of events and back issues.


Larne Abse Gogarty, Gabriela Acha, Olivia Aherne, Sam Ainsley, Ed Allington, Giovanni Aloi, Mitchell Anderson, Simon Anderson, Niamh Ann Kelly, Rasheed Araeen, Michael Archer, Matthew Arnatt, Skye Arundhati Thomas, Michelle Atherton, Robert Ayers, Stephanie Bailey, Emannuel Balogun, Emmanuel Balogun, Joe Banks, Stephen Bann, Jade Barget, Barry Barker, Paul Barlow, Cyril Barrett, David Barrett, Shumon Basar, Kathy Battista, Mark Beasley, Dave Beech, Pryle Behrman, Xenia Benivolski, Andrew Bick, Patricia Bickers, Susanne Bieber, Nicky Bird, Laura Bivolaru, Jon Blackwood, Helen Blaker, Keira Blakey, Sara Blaylock, Iwona Blazwick, Monica Bohm Duchen, Matthew Bowman, Michael Bracewell, Natalie Bradbury, Beth Bramich, Guy Brett, David Briers, Andrew Brighton, Henry Broome, Neal Brown, Pavel Büchler, Amy Budd, Gwen Burlington, Craig Burnett, David Burrows, Stephen Bury, Maud Capelle, Paul Carey-Kent, Chloe Carroll, Fred Ted Castle, Brian Catling, Eddie Chambers, Miles Champion, David Chandler, JJ Charlesworth, Tess Charnley, Matthew Cheale, John Chilver, Krzysztof Cieszkowski, Beatriz Cifuentes Feliciano, George Clark, Chris Clarke, Paul Claydon, James Clegg, Alex Coles, Matthew Collings, Maeve Connolly, Roger Cook, Sarah Cook, Rory Coonan, Dan Coopey, Richard Cork, Luisa Lorenza Corna, Michael Corris, Amie Corry, Suzanne Cotter, Michelle Cotton, Denise Courcoux, Cathy Courtney, Ann Coxon, Amanda Crabtree, Phoebe Cripps, Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Nick Crowe, Juan Cruz, Daniel Culpan, David Cunningham, Penelope Curtis, Michaële Cutaya, Dominic Czechowski, Pierre d’Alancaisez, Louise Dany, Anthony Davies, Gail Day, Thibaut De Ruyter, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Toni del Renzio, Saim Demircan, Tom Denman, Anna Dezeuze, Bob Dickinson, Harvey Dimond, Claire Doherty, Sam Dolbear, Rosalie Doubal, Barnaby Drabble, Bill Drummond, Mark Durden, Jimmie Durham, Deke Dusinberre, Ashiya Eastwood, Michael Ellis, Thomas Ellmer, Tom Emery, Rebecca Engmann, Philomena Epps, Charles Esche, Thomas Morgan Evans, Elisabetta Fabrizi, Morgan Falconer, Lucia Farinati, Alex Farquharson, Caryn Faure Walker, Max L Feldman, Paula Feldman, Peter Fink, Alec Finlay, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Alex Fletcher, Simon Ford, Lucy Forsyth, Jade Foster, Reuben Fowkes, Francis Frascina, Maria Fusco, Christophe Gallois, Rachel Garfield, Margaret Garlake, Robert Garnett, Orit Gat, Michael Gibbs, Liam Gillick, Colin Gleadell, Teresa Gleadowe, David Gleeson, Colin Glen, Adrian Glew, Mark Godfrey, Mel Gooding, Clare Grafik, Beryl Graham, Catherine Grant, Agnieszka Gratza, Richard Grayson, Alison Green, Gavin Grindon, Melissa Gronlund, Martin Gustavsson, Laura Guy, Bruce Haines, Kit Hammonds, Michael Hampton, Rikke Hansen, Alexander Harding, Allan Harkness, Laura Harris, Jonathan Harris, Mark Harris, Sarah Harrison, Louis Hartnoll, Tom Hastings, Brian Hatton, Chris Hayes, Adam Heardman, Gill Hedley, Caspar Heinemann, Margot Heller, Martin Herbert, Simon Herbert, Matthew Higgs, Rose Highham-Stainton, John Hilliard, David Hills, Adam Hines-Green, Andy Holden, Martin Holman, Michael Holman, Stewart Home, Lizzie Homersham, David Hopkins, Lauren Houlton, Mimi Howard, Sophie Howarth, Uladzimir Hramovich, Anthony Huffman, Alex Hull, Andrew Hunt, Ian Hunt, Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou, Mark Hutchinson, Robert Hutchison, Dylan Huw, Richard Hylton, Camille Inston, Jaki Irvine, Laura Jacobs, Juliet Jacques, Jakob Jakobsen, Sarah E James, Sarah James, John Janssen, Rebecca Jarman, Tom Jeffreys, Nicola Jeffs, Will Jennings, Daniel Jewesbury, Susan Johanknecht, Dominic Johnson, Eliel Jones, Susan Jones, Gareth Jones, John Jordan, Mel Jordon, Hettie Judah, Ben Judd, Sarah Jury, Anna-Maria Kanta, Helen Kaplinsky, Jeff Kastner, Richard A Kaye, Niamh Ann Kelly, John Kelly, Klara Kemp-Welch, Peter Kennard, Dean Kenning, Sarah Kent, Joan Key, Omar Kholeif, Natalie King, Robin Klassnik, Christopher Kul-Want, Michael Kurtz, Sotiris Kyriacou, L Foundation, Rob La Frenais, Joseph La Placa, Pablo Lafuente, Sally Lai, Joao Laia, Axel Lapp, Cliff Lauson, Joanne Laws, Lisa Le Feuvre, Taylor Le Melle, Stephen Lee, Esther Leslie, Rosie Lesso, Adrian Lewis, David Lillington, James Lingwood, Kathryn Lloyd, Lizzie Lloyd, Benoit Loiseau, Jenni Lomax, Dany Louise, Henry Lydiate, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Elisabeth Mahoney, Amna Malik, Anna Malik, Claire Manchester, Giovanna Manzotti, Alex Mari, David Marriott, Craig Martin, Joseph Masheck, Anne Massey, Julian Maynard Smith, Ellen McBreen, Ned McConnell, Chris McCormack, Matthew McLean, Laura McLean-Ferris, Felix McNamara, Conal McStravick, Nina Mehta, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Christopher Meigh-Andrews, Adam E Mendelsohn, Rod Mengham, Sarah Messerschmidt, Katherine Meynell, John Douglas Millar, Jeremy Millar, Alicia Miller, Daniel Miller, David Miller, Coline Milliard, Laura Moffatt, John Molyneux, Fiontan Moran, Kate Morgan, Stuart Morgan, Lynda Morris, Simon Morrissey, Jack Mottram, David Musgrave, Sandy Nairne, Sachiko Namba, Daniel Neofetou, Martin Newman, Michael Newman, Hugh Nicholson, Richard Noble, Matthew Noel-Tod, Hana Noorali, Kirsten Norrie, Paul O’Neill, Michael O’Pray, Sally O’Reilly, Genesis P Orridge, Paul Overy, Judith Palmer, Lisa Panting, Rianna Jade Parker, Graham Parker, Jon Parr, John Parton, Martin Patrick, Simon Patterson, Hugh Pearman, Vincent Pécoil, Shan Peng, Colin Perry, Gill Perry, David Peters Corbett, Deanna Petherbridge, Clive Phillpot, Sophia Phoca, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Mike Pinnington, Melanie Pocock, Barbara Pollack, Ronnie Angel Pope, Matt Price, Mark Prince, Rachel Pronger, Jamila Prowse, Adam Pugh, James Pyman, Morgan Quaintance, Sara Quattrocchi Febles, John Reardon, Valerie Reardon, Al Rees, Craig Richardson, John Roberts, Linda Rocco, Kristian Romare, Anne Rorimer, Emily Rosamond, Karen Rosenberg, Aiofe Rosenmeyer, Aoife Rosenmeyer, David Ryan, Emma Safe, Paul Sakoilsky, Amanprit Sandhu, Irving Sandler, Deborah Schultz, Izabella Scott, Peter Scott, Erica Scourti, Benedict Seymour, Kamayani Sharma, Ross Sinclair, Akshi Singh, Mark Sladen, Joy Sleeman, John Slyce, Dan Smith, Emma Smith, Sarah-Neel Smith, Terry Smith, Jack Smurthwaite, Cherry Smyth, Jenni Sorkin, Felicity Sparrow, Mike Sperlinger, Kerstin Stakemeier, Julian Stallabrass, Polly Staple, Jamie Stapleton, Lucy Steeds, Tim Steer, John Stezaker, Andrew Stooke, Daniel Sturgis, Peter Suchin, Marek Sullivan, Vaishna Surjid, Jamie Sutcliffe, James Swinson, Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, Ted Targett, Brandon Taylor, Emilia Terracciano, Ranjana Thapalyal, Jennifer Thatcher, Greg Thomas, Richard Thomas, Mark Thomson, Sarah Thornton, Amy Tobin, Chris Townsend, Peter Townsend, John Tozer, Kate Tregaskis, David Trigg, Sarah Tripp, Eric Troncy, Henry Tudor Pole, Matt Turner, Rosa Tyhurst, Marketa Uhlirova, Toby Üpson, Paul Usherwood, George Vasey, Roman Vasseur, Lauren Velvick, Marcus Verhagen, Martin Vincent, Jean Wainwright, Joanna Walker, John A Walker, Hannah Wallis, Maria Walsh, Jenny Walwin, Frank Wasser, Jonathan Watkins, Thomas J Watson, Jonathan P Watts, Marjorie Welish, Hester Westley, Duncan Wheeler, Virginia Whiles, Ian White, Tony White, Frederika Whitehead, Frank Whitford, Francis Whorrall-Campbell, Judith Wilkinson, Steven Willats, Eliza Williams, Gilda Williams, Beth Williamson, Sophie J Williamson, Mark Wilsher, Andrew Wilson, Michael Wilson, Roger Wollen, Jon Wood, Paul Wood, Catherine Wood, Tony Wood, Florence Woolley, Godfrey Worsdale, Jenny Wu, Maxa Zoller

Writing Submissions

Art Monthly welcomes contact from new writers – please send samples of relevant writing to the general email address. While every submission is given attention, it may take several weeks to reply and we cannot guarantee a response to all correspondence.


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