Alexander Rodchenko, The Critic Osip Brik, 1924
e-flux Criticism / e-flux Agenda
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With the new year, e-flux welcomes e-flux Criticism and e-flux Agenda into the fold and onto its homepage. The transformation of these two branches of our growing family, previously known collectively as art-agenda, reflects a desire to integrate the manifold activities of e-flux and to develop links between them.

e-flux Criticism, previously art-agenda editorial, will function as the home of reviews on e-flux. Since it began publishing art criticism in 2010, the publication has built an invaluable archive of nearly 1,500 art reviews and features by writers around the world.

As the space for independent cultural criticism comes under ever greater threat, this feels like an apt time to expand the scope, ambition, and frequency of its program. The number of texts published each month will increase, with coverage of exhibitions supplemented by more reviews of books, films, and other forms intersecting with the expanding field of contemporary art.

The move will bring greater visibility to the platform, position it more clearly within the broader constellation of e-flux, and place criticism at the heart of e-flux’s diverse engagements.

  • Polly Braden: Leaving Ukraine
    Mar 15 – Sep 15, 2024
    Foundling Museum
    London, UK

    Polly Braden: Leaving Ukraine is an intimate portrait of women, forced to leave their homes following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. In this new series of work we see the extraordinary journeys undertaken by mothers, daughters, teenagers and babies in arms. Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Polly Braden has used her camera to document the lives of women and children unexpectedly scattered across Europe. (more…)

  • Anu Põder: Space for My Body
    Jan 3 – Jun 30, 2024
    Muzeum Susch
    Susch, Switzerland

    Anu Põder (1947-2013) is one of Estonia’s most revelatory voices of the last five decades. Her work has stood out since the 1970s as uniquely crafted, originally conceived, and deeply personal. Yet, because it was somehow out of sync with the then established art landscape in Estonia, it has been overlooked for many years. Põder is known for exploring the human body, highlighting the fragility, impermanence, and ephemerality of life (more…)