ARCHIVES CONTEMPORARY ART PUBLICATION ART MAGAZINE
Formerly a print-only publication, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art have now made their 500+ archive of artist interviews, profiles, panel discussions and exhibition reviews available online, for USD2.95 per PDF download.
PDF back issues and subscriptions, as well as limited-edition prints of artwork by well-known Chinese artists, are also available for purchase on their website. Says Yishu in their press release,
[We are] pleased to announce the launch of www.yishu-online.com. Since 2002, Yishu has published more than 500 artist features, interviews, panel discussions, and exhibition reviews, and all are now available on-line. The website features efficient access to all texts through a search function with an extensive choice of keywords.
On the new website, you can also subscribe to Yishu in either hard copy or downloadable form. In addition, limited edition prints exclusive to Yishu by Xu Bing, Ding Yi, RongRong & Inri, Wang Guangyi, Wei Guangqing, Yan Lei & Hong Hao, and Zhong Biao are available for purchase.
Their website is fairly easy to navigate with articles archived under the categories of Artist, Writer, Curator, Event or Medium. Additionally, you can search their back catalogue, with issues available for purchase for USD9.95.
Yishu is a bi-monthly scholarly publication edited in Canada but printed in Taipei, Taiwan. It was started in 2002 and is reputedly “the first English language journal to focus on contemporary Chinese art and culture.” It prides itself on a high standard of critical writing and its appeal to art academics and professionals.
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