artcritical began its life as a personal website for founder editor and publisher David Cohen. Initially it was to have served simply as a window on the world of a writer and curator with feet and fingers firmly planted in terrestrial outlets – printed publications, solid walls. From the get go, however, Cohen satisfied through these web pages a long-cherished ambition to publish an art magazine, and sought to utilize the immediacy of the web to pursue a different kind of art publishing – avant la lettre, a “blog.”
artcritical then grew, almost accidentally, into a fully fledged ‘zine.
The new artcritical is more than a fresh look, as will become immediately apparent as visitors start to engage with the revised interface. The most significant restructuring has to do with compartmentalizing our content into categories and subcategories that allow the visitor to see at a glance the depth of a decade of archives, as well as to plan the mood of reading matarials as they choose between reviews of shows or books, say, or features such as studio visits and longer essays, or fun things (in development) like quizzes and recipes.
The publication has its headquarters in New York, NY.