We show live posts from a range of the consistently best from this list on our >home page<. The blogs featured could be considered as leaders in relation to a specific media, city, discipline, or country.
Due to the large amount of contemporary art blogs, we are generally cautious in adding too many specialist ones (street art, personal photography, artist’s collectives, etc) that may not be of broader general interest.
A mashup of Dan Fox, Jennifer Higge, Sam Thorne et al’s comments. Nice; bounces between Frieze-quality posts and a lot of photographs of opened mail. Currently a featured blog on our front page.
Now we’re also talking! Daily Serving has what is lazily often called ‘a good eye’.
|Contemporary Art Daily|
With a focus on what exhibitions are current – rather than best images or artists – CAD is a good way to keep track of what’s happening in the galleries. It’s good to have a nice European one this high on the list.
A portfolio of Toronto-based art critic Randy Gladman’s writing and curating projects. The site also offers “a library of noteworthy books about art and fun interviews with cool creative people”, regularly updated.
The everywherest of the LA art blogs – pretty much big pictures of shows and the backs of people’s legs. Too many updates to feature on our front page, check it out on Tumblr.
The ‘monster is another NYC monolith. Tends to the dot-point, to save time. Mega links to browse.
|Saatchi Gallery Blog On|
Confusing mess of a layout, but plenty of what’s on.
|Art & Design on the NYT|
Sorry venerable New York Times, you’re a blog in this century.
More from the ArtCat empire, this is regularly updated with some pretty good stuff.
|Art 21 Blog|
Education-y in tone, a good roundup of whatswhat. Regularly updated.
|Vasili Kaliman’s Art Patrol|
The director of Kaliman Gallery sometimes updates this extensive, at times almost daily list of the best exhibitions in private galleries internationally.
The Flog was one of the best art blogs, alas it is no more. Keeping it in the list just for its awesome archives.
Mixes current show images with nicely picked contemporary art images from the last 5 years. Regularly updated. An ‘artist’s’ art blog.
Vvork is another which was ‘special’, but now in the past. Also worth looking at for the archives.
|Ranges from Contemporary, Modern, and Pre-Modern art, goes well with the Tate Channel – small videos made to accompany exhibitions at the Tate Modern et al.|
|“A journal of contemporary art published digitally for easy reproduction and circulation by anyone and everyone around the world.” PDFs for the people!|
|A wide range of content, from contemporary art exhibitions, to new museum placements and events.|
|Universes in Universe
|Visual arts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas “in the international art context”.|
|James Wagner lives in New York and writes about art and politics. He is the editor, along with Barry Hoggard, of the arts calendar ArtCal. Three thumbs up.|
|E-Flux may not be a blog, but their Journal – available online – could be an especially fancy one. More art articles than you can read, so it is not always included in our feed.|
|I expect good things in the future from these kids. See their picks section.|
|Fucking Good Art
|A text-heavy (in a good way) online journal from the Netherlands (in Dutch).|
|FlashArtOnline.com – the online component to Flash Art Magazine.|
|Contemporary abstract paintings and graphics.|
|Online site of this offline magazine.|
|High quality, this site provides video stories on contemporary art and other subjects.|
|The NY dealer’s thoughts on art and politics. Nice n regular. Follow the links for more.|
|Theory blog with isolated images.|
|We Make Money Not Art
|“We visit art galleries, listen to conferences, cover art and design events, take a lot of pictures, interview creative people, and we document these findings in order to share them with you.” I wonder if anyone ever says thank you.|
|Afterall focuses on contemporary art and its relation to a wider artistic, theoretical and social context. And looks good whilst doing it. From the UK.|
|Art Fag City
|Paddy Johnson seeing mainly New York stuff.|
|Art and politics (politics and art)?|
|Two Coats of Paint|
|Painting, mainly, in New York.|
|A rare, quality blog to accompany a contemporary art institution (here, the Walker Art Center)|
|The Brooklyn Rail|
|The ‘Rail, a project largely by Phong Bui, is an institution – albeit a friendly one.|
|Quite regularly updated blog by Joann Kim (NY).|
|Art World Salon|
|A whole bunch of art market musings; funny/funnyish cartoons.|
|In the ArtCat, Idiom Mag, and James Wagner stable it seems – they all seem to be interrelated – and they do all provide good content.|
|Un-lite NY/ LA gallery musings from John Perreault on Arts Journal. More like little essays, which is nice.|
|You have to register to get into this massive archive of art theory, with daily contributions by users (mainly text based).|
|16 Miles of String|
|16 Miles is NYC based, but gets out a bit. Updated every 3 or so day, refreshingly ambitious.|
|Melbourne’s leading independent magazine for contemporary art.|
|We All Together – large format images (a large proportion contemporary art), that you view via a horizontal slider.|
|Another Bouncing Ball|
|Regina Hackett’s Arts Journal blog.|
|Paige West’s (a collection curator) various musings on contemporary art, and on buying stuff.|
|A good UK blog, ranges from big to very small shows.|
|From South London, a tightly curated collection tending towards contemporary primitive abstraction. Goes well with the author’s collection of interviews with painters, (standard) INTERVIEW.|
|today and tomorrow|
|Looking for a Berlin blog, this one still tends to cover NY/LA and ‘stuff I like’. Nice to have another European perspective in English.|
|The Art Life|
|Andrew Frost in Sydney collates this most indispensable of blogs on the (mainly east coast) Australian art scene. As seen on TV.|
|Show of the Week|
|Blogger discussions about contemporary art exhibitions in London.|
|Mainly photography, and urban photography at that.|
|Good quality contemporary art images, and occasional shots from art fairs and exhibitions.|
|Lots of stuff. Art featured can tend towards the street art end of the spectrum.|
|Instantly appealing stuff – some nice things.|
|Bad At Sports|
|Contemporary art talk. Comes in both podcast and readcast varieties. Good chunk of stuff each month.|
|One artist per entry. Link goes to their ‘art’ category.|
|Michelle Kasprzak’s views on contemporary art curating. Good for finding curatorial jobs. Not to be confused with….|
|The equally good online magazine on curating.|
|Nice looking site.|
|London exhibitions, Vyner Street et al. Ironically looks like it hasn’t been updated for a while.|
|From Toronto. Review coming soon.|
|Long running contemporary art blog run by artist/photographer Sundari Carmody.|
|Hustler of Culture|
|Nice site. If I see some particularly good work on here I’ll make a mention of it on the front page.|
|Contemporary Art at Martha Garzon.com|
|Martha Garzon’s blog is a particularly wide-ranging blog on contemporary art, updated for the courses she teaches.|
|Artist William Powhida makes work about growing his own fame, and in the process makes a blog addressing general issues and events affecting emerging contemporary artists. Includes his “enemies” list. Self referential. Once a week kinda deal.|
|But Does It Float?|
|Well yes and it’s visually beautiful, which seems to be a priority.|
|One of many photo blogs, but a good one.|
|David John (LA). Sits somewhere between covering contemporary art and interior design.|
|If it’s not in NY it’s not here. Worth a trip. Extensive links.|
|Texte Zur Kunst|
|Should take you to the English page of this important German magazine archive.|
|The Art Newspaper|
|The Art Newspaper, online.|
|Hue & Cry|
|Hue & Cry is a gorgeously designed, black and white, offset, 170mm by 240mm literary slash art journal based in New Zealand. Just as pretty online.|
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