Art Magazine Reading Group


The second session of the Art Magazine Reading Group, which is conceived as a London chapter of New York’s well-established group (hosted at The Public School). Everyone is welcome to join us to regularly, closely, read a single issue of an art magazine in preparation for a critical discussion at Open School East each month.

The choice of magazines vary from the obvious, like frieze or Artforum, to specialist publications such as Afterall or Manifesta Journal. The goal is to generate a conversation that will discuss both the contemporary art scene and the practice of publishing and writing about art. Additionally, as participants in London and New York will be reading the same magazine at the same time, questions of different local perspectives will be drawn into the discussion via a brief Skype link up and shared note-taking using Google docs.

The second meeting’s reading material is still being decided by the group. To sign up to the mailing list and to and contribute, just email

The next meeting after this will be Monday 27 November.