The first issue of the new TATE magazine, published by Condé Nast, will be on the bookstands from 5 September. Designed to make the visual arts accessible to a broader readership, the magazine will be positioned on newsstands alongside the most cutting-edge titles.
Condé Nast has assembled a talented team, under the energetic editorship of Robert Violette, including the best of international writers and design innovators, and has given them free reign to produce a magazine that reflects Tate’s own dynamic attitude towards the visual arts.
Designed to interest the six million people who annually visit the four Tate galleries, the magazine will be published bi-monthly and will be distributed to 60,000 Tate Members as well as via newsstands in the UK and internationally. Price £4.
Highlights of the first issue:
Marina Warner on dollars and pillars after September 11
Marina Warner speculates on the origins of the dollar and its links with the Pillars of Hercules and the Twin Towers of Manhattan.
Renaissance Tapestries at the Met
An exhibition of tapestries from the high renaissance became New York’s surprise summer blockbuster - not just with the public, but among artists who have identified some deep resonances with their own work.
Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann interviewed by Miuccia Prada
On the eve of Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s most famous opera, Miuccia Prada met the renowned director of film and theatre for TATE magazine. Friends and kindred spirits, they discussed ancient art, the creative process, patterns of history and September 11.
Melanie McGrath on Tracey Emin
Few artists are subjected to fierce public scrutiny in the British tabloids like Tracey Emin. But is she a great artist? Melanie McGrath meets the artist whose appearances in art magazines have been shockingly rare.
Catherine Millet considers the seduction of art
Catherine Millet, founding editor of the influential French magazine Art Press and author of bestselling The Sexual Life of Catherine M, looks at the seduction of art.
American Sublime: Carter Ratcliff on painter Barnett Newman
When he first exhibited his vast abstract paintings more than 50 years ago, Barnett Newman’s audience did not know how to look at them; as Carter Ratcliff writes, Newman set out to teach them.
Liz Jobey celebrates ten years of Artangel, the ground-breaking art and performance organisation with no gallery or theatre to call its own.
Bronwyn Cosgrave on footwear at Documenta XI
Can you judge an art fair by its footwear? Bronwyn Cosgrave of Vogue gives the low-down.
Gary Hume: Studio Visit, Photography by Robert Wyatt
Eight pages of photography of Gary Hume’s studio in the run -up to his new exhibition.
Notes to Editor
Robert Violette (Editor) edited Damien Hirst’s first and internationally acclaimed book I Want to Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, With Everyone, One to One, Forever, Now, as well as The Jeff Koons Handbook and One Woman’s Wardrobe for the Victoria and Albert Museum, which won the prestigious Design and Art Direction Silver Award. He was Publishing Director at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London up to 1995, and in 1997 began to publish books under his own Violette Editions imprint, including works by Louise Bourgeois. Gilbert and George and Sophie Calle, and most recently a book with fashion designer Paul Smith.
Daren Ellis (Art Director) has brought his distinctive range of talents to design and art direction for The Face, Dazed and Confused, Arena, Homme Plus and The Illustrated Ape, as well as two themed issues of Big magazine. He was formerly the Creative Director of the fashion magazine 10.