October 5, 2018

Burlington Contemporary: online platform for reviews and research

Burlington Contemporary

Matilde Cassani, Tutto (detail), 2018. Mixed media installation, performance. Photo: Francesco Bellina. Courtesy the artist.

The Burlington Magazine, the world’s most venerable monthly art-history journal, has created Burlington Contemporary, an online platform for reviews and research on international contemporary art. It is free to access at

Every week, Burlington Contemporary will publish reviews of current exhibitions and recent books on contemporary art across the world, written by leading critics, artists and scholars. The reviews will be joined by an online journal, to be published three times a year from late 2018 onwards. This will present cutting-edge research on recent art, written to the highest academic standards, yet accessible to a wide international audience.

The Burlington Magazine’s Editor, Michael Hall, writes: "Ever since it was founded in 1903 The Burlington Magazine has had a commitment to writing about contemporary art. The launch of Burlington Contemporary will enable us to expand the Magazine’s pre-eminent research and writing on the art of today and bring it to the broadest possible audience."

Martha Barratt, The Burlington Magazine’s Digital Editor and Commissioning Editor for Modern and Contemporary Art, writes: "By hosting a free-access academic journal, we hope to support the evolving discipline of contemporary art history as well as to question how art criticism and art writing might better respond to the global production of contemporary art.

From The Burlington Magazine, we are taking the philosophy that writing and research about art should start from engaged interaction with the art itself, should encourage good writing in plain English and should be written by those with a specialised interest or knowledge in the art they are discussing, be they artists, academics, art workers or writers from other disciplines."

For more information contact: Martha Barratt, Digital Editor and Commissioning Editor for Modern and Contemporary Art, burlingtoncontemporary [​at​]

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