"Broadsheet is the key publication in Australia on contemporary art and culture. I consider it to be the best example of passionate and intelligent writing on art in our region.”
—Professor Nikos Papastergiadis (AUS)
As one of Australia’s most respected visual art publications, Broadsheet Journal has been published in South Australia for more than 60 years. Initiated by the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) in 1954, Broadsheet Journal is renowned for its critical analysis and debate of local, national and international contemporary visual art and culture.
Broadsheet Journal is supported by an Editorial Advisory Board of international biennale curators, museum directors, educators, writers, artists and cultural commentators. Over its illustrious history, it has published the words of more than 900 writers, artists, curators and cultural commentators, and has been launched and presented at many significant events on the contemporary art calendar, including Art Dubai, Shanghai Contemporary, Art Basel Hong Kong, Biennale of Sydney, Istanbul Biennial, Venice Biennale, Asia Pacific Triennale and many more.
The free art magazine is currently distributed across Australia and the world, as well as online via Issuu and EBSCO.
The winter issue of Broadsheet Journal features artist profiles by Sophie Knezic (Christian Thompson), Amelia Winata (Megan Cope and Emily Floyd) and Andy Best (Christian Lock). Reviews include Tessa Zettel’s penetrating assessment of the Athens component of documenta 14, Chari Larsson’s refreshing take on The National, Mary-Jean Richardson’s reflections on the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Versus Rodin and Paola Anselmi on Western Australia photography.
Characterised by multiple, inter-connected strands, Giles Fielke’s substantial essay ‘Movies in the Museum: The Paracinematic Gaze’ continues, while Lana Lopesi interviews Tina Baum, curator of the National Gallery of Australia’s Defying Empire, who says: “knowing that Indigenous artists have a strong voice that will be heard, that their voices will not be stifled or suppressed is a very powerful tool.” It is a voice, which is exemplified by the issue’s striking cover image of Archie Moore’s United Neytions (2017).
Broadsheet Journal’s previous volumes will soon be online. In the meantime, please enjoy volumes 41 (2013) to today via Issuu.
Wendy Walker, Editor firstname.lastname@example.org