A new contemporary art magazine will soon be launched, adding a “new force” to the Chinese periodical world, according to a press release recently in Beijing.
The magazine, entitled Contemporary Art, will have its first issue in April, aiming to offering readers a serious channel to understand the Chinese contemporary art world.
Target readers will be lovers of Chinese contemporary art, collectors and insiders and alike, said the chief editor Yu Guanggren. Contemporary Art will conduct academic research by publishing serious papers by artists and experts as well as covering news and in-depth stories concerning the Chinese art market. The magazine will focus on extensive art genres such as ink painting, calligraphy and sculpture, and will also cover avant-garde art, which is under the spotlight of both domestic and international media world but with few local mainstream magazines paying attentions.
Video and installations is a hot topic today.
I hope this magazine will be bi-lingual because otherwise the international market will suffer by being left out from such ambitions.