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The Top Berlin Art Magazines You Need in Your Life

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Updated: 18 October 2017
It’s been said that you can’t swing a dead cat in Berlin without hitting an artist or three. These five magazines will inspire you with their cool commentary, amazing imagery, reviews and interviews from Berlin’s extraordinary art world.

Sleek Magazine

The glossy pages of Sleek Magazine cover progressive art through in-depth reportage and visual-rich content. Their vision of art is expansive and global, covering everything from comprehensive profiles on established artists and emerging creatives, to features on antique furniture, fashion and beauty. What truly defines them as an art magazine? Sleek has an an online art gallery component where art junkies can not only discover, but buy new art.

Issue #52 is out now| cover courtesy of Sleek Magazine
Issue #52 is out now | cover courtesy of Sleek Magazine

Berlin Art Link

Berlin Art Link is an online magazine and is the go-to guide for all things contemporary. Offering engaging and visually beautiful content covering video, exhibition openings, event reviews and previews, it provides art lovers with a lens on the scene, both in the city and globally. Perhaps the finest feature is the ‘artist studio visits’, which gives readers an all access backstage pass into the lives and processes of some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists.

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All you need to know about the contemporary art scene | courtesy Berlin Art Link/Facebook

ArtParasites

Founded in 2011 as a guide to the city’s art scene, Berlin ArtParasites has since evolved into a global platform for creative content showcasing different artistic disciplines. ‘How art you today?’ Is the question ArtParasites wants to know, and then proceeds to provide answers through a beautifully curated selection of emotional visual art, poetry and prose. The online platform is concerned with emotions, they seek out art that represents our common humanity. With a cult-like following of over 3 million people on Facebook, work that appears on the site is often submitted by their expansive, global community.

'I was inspired to go back to where art comes from: an attempt to understand life', explains founder Marcus Johst| Logo courtesy of Berlin Artparasite/Berlin
‘I was inspired to go back to where art comes from: an attempt to understand life’, explains founder Marcus Johst | Logo courtesy of Berlin Artparasite/Berlin

Texte Zur Kunst

For those who enjoy a touch of the controversial, the compelling and perhaps even challenging in the world of art, then Texte Zur Kunst is the publication for you. One of the most established, credible publications on the scene, it was founded in 1990 before coming home to beloved Berlin in 2000. It has 300 pages dedicated to contemporary art with both German and English text, organised into interviews, reviews, and daring commentary about art, film, fashion, and design.

Over 25 years of contemporary art| Cover courtesy of Texte zur Kunst
Over 25 years of contemporary art | Cover courtesy of Texte zur Kunst

Spike Art Quarterly

The magazine goes into print four times a year, but those who require their daily dose of independent art criticism can still get there fix at Spike Art Daily. The bilingual magazine for contemporary art was founded in 2004 and prides itself in its open-editorial approach, bringing readers well-thought out analysis and opinion from a renowned pool of contributing writers, artists, collectors and exhibitors.

Independent and meaningful art criticism
Independent and meaningful art criticism | Cover courtesy of Spike