Internationally, the 1960s were turbulent times--students held sit-ins at their universities, workers protested in the streets, and artists posed new challenges to aesthetics. During this time, an abundant crop of publications sprang up to capture, critique, and transmit these revolutionary ideas and actions to the world. Today, magazines and journals continue to be the harbingers of new ideas as well as arenas for discussion and debate. Editors from four leading journals of contemporary arts and culture talk about the missions of their publications and their roles in shaping and documenting cultural trends. Sandra Antelo-Suarez of Trans, Massimiliano Gioni from Flash Art, Amanda Sharp of Frieze, and Jack Bankowsky from Artforum discuss critical journals in the context of global cultural trends past and present.
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