Artwrit Shifts Focus

On December 31, 2012, Artwrit will publish its last monthly issue before interrupting regular publication. Beginning in 2013, after having released thirty editions and issues, will be reformatted into a searchable archive comprising hundreds of articles that documented the project’s unique voice in the art community.

Over the past three years, Artwrit has advanced its commitment to excellence in art writing through the publication of a quarterly and monthly online journal and Oral History Initiative, providing a forum where various forms of art writing—academic criticism, cultural-inquiry and editorial styles—existed inclusively.

Artwrit will continue to carry out its mission through the publication of printed editions of art writing. The first edition, slated for production in 2013, will feature highlights from the first three years of Artwrit’s online publication, providing a record of its achievement during a time of rapid change and self-reflection for arts writing.

Press release published 12/30/12


Artwrit Announces Blogging Partnership with the Huffington Post

Artwrit is an online journal focused on the discipline of art writing. Our mission is to uphold the highest standard in writing about the visual arts and to advance the discipline by providing a forum where its various forms can exist inclusively.

This month Artwrit unveiled a new design for the homepage and began its new consolidated publishing schedule, merging the publication of the Quarterly long form essays and interviews with the Monthly edition.

In June, Artwrit published the first in what will be a weekly series of blog posts for The Huffington Post Arts page. Huff Post Arts inaugurated the series by featuring Anthony Romero’s review of Matthew Goulish with Hannah Verrill and Matt Shalzi at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago, originally published in Artwrit’s June 2012 issue.

Published on a monthly basis with a wide range of international contributors, Artwrit exists as a source of contemporary art writing, featuring essays, reviews and interviews. Check out Artwrit’s page on Huff Post Arts for each new blog contribution:


Artwrit Silent Auction: February 25, 2012

On Saturday, February 25, 2012, Artwrit launched its inaugural development campaign with a Silent Auction at the NoHo loft of Ms. Jenny Chase.

Artworks being auctioned were donated by Peter Brock, Winston Chmielinski, Uziel Duarte, Hector Madera-Gonzalez, Jody Lee, Angel Otero, Elizabeth Shrier, Nikita Vishnevskiy, Aderyn Wood, Sam Walker and Miles Yoshida.

Refreshments were sponsored by Astor Wines & Spirits and Murray’s Cheeses.

The event was produced with the help of Jenny Chase, Anne Marie Martin and Sima Familiant.