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Current Journal Subscriptions (June 2024)

Photo of a collection of current journals and periodicals, taken in June 2024.

Collection of current journal issues, taken at Stuart Hall Library. Photo by Charlotte Mui

Stuart Hall Library journals collection contains over 400 titles including many rare items important to the UK Black Arts Movement, British and International contemporary visual arts and culture.

Though many of these titles have ceased publication, Stuart Hall Library currently subscribes to 40 journals, magazines, and newspapers, focusing on independently published, artist-led, and interdisciplinary journals that continue to inform and expand our library collection.


Launched in 1999, Afterall is a London-based journal of art, context, and enquiry that is published twice a year. It offers in-depth analysis of artists’ work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it.

Al Hayya

Al Hayya is a Philadelphia-based bilingual magazine that publishes literary and visual content in English and Arabic on the works, interests, and strife of women in the context of South West Asia and North Africa. The issues feature interviews, opinion pieces, and visual essays ranging from sex education to protesting to the destruction of Beirut.

Art AsiaPacific

Established in 1993, Art AsiaPacific is a bimonthly English periodical featuring profiles, essays, and exhibition reviews covering contemporary art and culture from Asia and the Pacific. The Hong Kong-based magazine also publishes an annual Almanac that surveys the past year in the 53 countries and territories covered.

Art India

Established in 1996, Art India is a quarterly magazine specialising in Indian modern and contemporary art, and promotes critical discourse and debate regarding painting, sculpture, installation art, new media art, photography, graphic art, and performance art.

Art Libraries Journal

Published quarterly since 1976, Art Libraries Journal is the main international forum of the global art library profession, covering the role of art libraries today, impacts of art documentation in changing environments, digital technologies, and online repositories.

Art Monthly

Published ten times a year since 1976, Art Monthly is a London-based contemporary art magazine that focuses mainly on British art despite its international scope. The magazine includes artist interviews, feature articles, briefings, opinion columns, exhibition listings, and exhibition and book reviews.


Founded in 1949, ArtReview is aimed at both a specialist and general audience, and is dedicated to expanding contemporary art’s audience and reach and traces the ways it interacts with culture in general. Based in London, ArtReview publishes nine issues a year, including an annual Power 100 list in its December issue that is a guide to the most influential figures in contemporary art, and a Future Greats issue at the beginning of the year.

ArtReview Asia

Launched in 2013, ArtReview’s sister publication ArtReview Asia is a quarterly magazine with a specific focus on the contemporary art scenes in the Asia region as well as Asian art presented outside the region. The magazine features criticism, reviews, commentary, and analysis alongside commissioned artist projects, guides, and special supplements.

Artforum International

Founded in 1962, ArtForum is a New York-based international monthly magazine that specialises in contemporary art and features in-depth articles and reviews on exhibitions, book reviews, columns on cinema and popular culture, personal essays, as well as commissioned artworks and essays.


Founded in 1981 and based in Adelaide, Australia, Artlink is a themed magazine covering contemporary art and ideas from Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Since 2011, Artlink also publishes regular editions of Artlink Indigenous which places Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts at the centre of cultural discourse.

ATE Journal of Māori Art

First published in 2019, ATE Journal of Māori Art is a Wellington, New Zealand-based peer-reviewed journal with an explicit focus on Māori art, artists and art movements. As of 2022, the journal is published biannually.


First published in 2017, Azeema is a UK-based independent magazine exploring the strength and creativity of women and non-binary folk of the Global Majority with a focus on West Asia, North Africa, and South Asia.


First published in 2020, BlackInk is a London-based magazine focusing on Black arts, heritage, and cultural politics, bringing together a range of interconnected international voices from across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and Indigenous communities.

BOMB Magazine

First published in 1981, BOMB Magazine is a New York-based quarterly arts magazine that publishes in-depth interviews between artists alongside artists’ essays, literature, and portfolios, without the mediation of journalists or critics.

C& Magazine (Contemporary and)

Based in Berlin and Nairobi, C& Magazine is a semi-annual magazine that offers critical essays, interviews, and art news on the occasion of biennials and cultural events in Africa, Europe, the US, and Latin America.


Based in the US, Deem is an annual publication focused on design as a social practice, highlighting voices beyond traditional industry gatekeepers, to engage in dialogue about design futures. The contributors span across identities, disciplines, geographies, and generations.


Founded in 1991, Frieze is a London-based international contemporary art and culture magazine that is published eight issues a year. The magazine includes essays, reviews, columns, artist profiles, and interviews.

IIAS Newsletter (International Institute for Asian Studies)

Based in Leiden, the Netherlands, the International Institute for Asian Studies Newsletter is a free academic publication produced three times a year and shares essays, reviews, event announcements, and conferences and projects by Asia scholars.

International Gallerie

Founded in 1997, International Gallerie is an India-based bi-annual arts and ideas magazine that aims to foster knowledge and understanding of diverse communities and their socio-political and cultural issues through the publication of visual and performing arts, photography, cinema, essays, and poetry.

Kajet: A Journal of Eastern European Communities

First published in 2017, in Bucharest, Romania, Kajet is a political journal of Eastern European encounters, offering a space for Eastern European knowledge, opinion, and narratives about music, body, art, science fiction, and queer politics that move discussion beyond stereotypical socialist dogma and academic debate.

Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism

First published in 2001 by Duke University Press, Meridians provides a forum for scholarship and creative work by and about women of colour in the US and international contexts. Meridians is published twice a year.


Established in Milan in 2006, Mousse is a quarterly magazine that traces the currents of contemporary culture through feature articles, interviews, and conversations.

NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art

First published in 1994 annually by Duke University Press, NKA focuses on publishing critical work that examines contemporary African and African Diaspora art within the modernist and postmodernist experience through scholarly articles, reviews (exhibitions and books), interviews, and roundtable discussions.


Since 1995, Photoworks has been an international platform that champions photography for everyone. The semi-annual magazine, first published in 2001, became an annual compendium of photography with its 20th issue in 2013, surrounding a single theme.


First published in 2020, Sadé Magazine is a UK-based independent quarterly print publication and resource for readers aged 7 and above. The magazine covers topics about history, arts, science and general knowledge featuring professional people of colour of all backgrounds, and introducing debates and conversations aimed to inspire and empower young girls.


First published in 2020, Seen is a Pennsylvania-based semi-annual journal on film, art, and visual culture, dedicated to platforming nuanced and rigorous writing by and about Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities globally.

Sight and Sound

First published in 1932, Sight and Sound is the British Film Institute’s film magazine, championing and appraising the art of cinema and television from around the world.

Skin Deep

Skin Deep is a Black and POC-led print magazine that makes space for London-based and international Black creatives and creatives of colour to work towards justice through cultural production.

Small Axe

First published in 1997, Small Axe focuses on publishing critical work that examines the ideas that guided the formation of Caribbean modernities. It mainly includes scholarly articles, opinion essays, and interviews but also includes literary works of fiction and poetry, visual arts and reviews. Small Axe is published twice a year.

Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture

First published in 1995, Soundings is a UK-based journal that focuses on a wide range of contemporary political and cultural debates. The journal’s theoretical framework is broadly based on the traditions of the New Left and the Gramscian tradition, but it also draws on emerging ideas from contemporary movements and cultural politics, especially on ideas about intersectionality.

Source: The Photographic Review

Established in 1992, Source is a Belfast-based quarterly photography magazine that focuses on emerging photographic work and engages with the latest in contemporary photography through news, features, and reviews of books and exhibitions from Ireland and the UK.

TAKE on Art

First published in 2010 in New Delhi, TAKE on Art is a semi-annually published art journal that comprehensively covers reports and critiques on art and cultural events globally from a South Asian perspective. Generating discourses on concerns imminent to contemporary artistic production, curatorial practices, and art history writing, the publication does not position art as an isolated pursuit but instead encourages larger interdisciplinary and multifaceted conversations.

The Art Newspaper: International Edition

Founded in 1990, The Art Newspaper is a London and New York-based online and print publication that covers news regarding international visual arts as they are affected by international politics, economics, the art market, the environment and cultural policies.

The Funambulist

First published in 2015, The Funambulist is an online and print bimonthly magazine that aims to provide a platform for activist, academic, and practitioner voices to build solidarities across geographical scales. The magazine is an ongoing assemblage and archive for anticolonial, antiracist, queer, and feminist struggles through its articles, interviews, artworks and design projects.

The Toe Rag

Launched in 2023, in London, The Toe Rag is a quarterly magazine created to place artists, non-profits, and independent artistic spaces and communities in dialogue with one another. The publication hopes to foster a vibrant ecosystem that uplifts and celebrates the creative brilliance of London while critically examining the culture and the systems in which it is embedded.


An annual print independent magazine, THIIIRD centralises the thought, being, and art of people of colour, queer, trans, and non-binary people and others with underrepresented backgrounds through its interviews and essays on fashion, arts, and culture. The first issue was published in 2017.

Third Text

Launched in 1978 as the successor to founder Rasheed Araeen’s earlier art magazine Black Phoenix, Third Text is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the critical analysis of global contemporary art. The journal was relaunched in 2015.

Transition: The Magazine of Africa and the Diaspora

Founded in Uganda in 1961, Transition is a magazine that focuses on the debate and transformation of African Diaspora. The magazine is published three times a year.

Yellow (Yellowzine)

First published in 2018, Yellowzine is a print publication that centralises African, Caribbean, Asian, and Hispanic diaspora creatives. Part of a contemporary movement for the progression of art by the Afro-Caribbean, Asian, and Hispanic diaspora, Yellowzine works with artists across the UK, intending to amplify and inspire.

Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

First published in 2002, Yishu is the first English language journal to focus on Chinese contemporary art and culture. Each issue features scholarly essays on topical issues, interviews with artists and curators, conference proceedings, and critical commentary on exhibitions and books. After a hiatus from 2021-2023, Yishu became an annual publication in 2024.