This site is an archive of contemporary artist projects designed and produced for Cultural Politics (2005-2011).
Starting with Volume 8 (2012) artist projects are hosted by Duke University Press and are available both in color html and in PDF format without a subscription, through open access.
Cultural Politics (ISSN: 1743-2197) is an international, refereed journal that explores the global character and effects of contemporary culture and politics. It analyzes how cultural identities, agencies and actors, political issues and conflicts, and global media are linked, characterized, examined and resolved. In doing so, the journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture. It investigates the marginalized and outer regions of this complex and interdisciplinary subject area.
Each issue includes unique projects by visual artists that reflect contemporary cultural and political issues, solicited and edited by New York artist Joy Garnett (Arts Editor for Cultural Politics' first year of publication was the artist Louise K. Wilson). Currently in print are projects by Nancy Spero, Paul Chan, Zoe Leonard, Stephen Andrews, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Carrie Moyer, David Humphrey, Dominic McGill and others.
Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky. It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds. ~Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina, USA.
John Armitage, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK
Ryan Bishop, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK
Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Mark Featherstone, Book Reviews Editor
Joy Garnett, Arts Editor
Cultural Politics is published three times a year in March, July and November by Duke University Press. It's first seven volumes (March 2005 - November 2011) were published by Berg (Oxford, UK).