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We are now accepting submissions!

Spring is creeping it’s way upon our wet souls, which means a new edition is underway. Have you been writing in these cold, lonely nights?

Current topics of interest, include (but not limited to):
-conversations between artists
-art & music
-culture wars
-the war of 1812
-favorite new condo ads
-havin’ to have a damn job

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Hello, tired eyes. We’re still here, we got really busy; laundry needed to be done, the kitchen was a wreck, don’t get us started about the bathroom, and all we’ve been really wanting to do is chill and watch an episode of that Aziz Ansari show everyone keeps telling us about…but, we have a magazine we want you to see. So, we’re busy hammering the last nails in, hammering, hammering away. Expect a launch announcement in the next few days but in the meantime, here’s a glance at our new look.

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PREVIEW a draft of our new design!

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Vol 4 Launch: ISSUE No. 1

On Thursday, May 21st, we will be celebrating one year as a quarterly!

With a completely re-formatted and re-conceptualized magazine, we will be trying on some new pants for the next year. We’ve got 20 short-but sweet reviews of recent Vancouver shows, and some longer musings on art criticism and generosity. Pair that with a cut-out cover by Antoni Wojtyra and a peppering of drawings of contortions of naïveté by Stella Hsu, and we’ve put together a pretty decent outfit.

In addition to the magazine, we will also be launching the EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION RESOURCE! Compiled by Jenn Dickieson, Barbara Matthews, Alex Hill and Mona Min, this little booklet outlines what to expect when you are exhibiting in Vancouver. With basic info about as many exhibition spaces as we could wrangle replies from, and helpful hints from directors, curators, and all the other people who work hard to make the Vancouver art scene exist, it is attempting to be the artist’s self-help guide that might actually be useful.

Come pick up your copy!

Preview of ISSUE #4!

We know everyone is excited for this Saturday February 14th because they want to express their love of their favourite Vancouver-based art criticism magazine! Just to tease you, here are some preview pics of the forthcoming issue being printed this week at Publication Studio!IMG_9285 IMG_9278 IMG_9281 IMG_9282 IMG_9279 IMG_9280

Update! ISSUE Launch delayed to February 14th due to LA Art Book Fair

Hi everyone!


We will make an appearance at the Publication Studio Vancouver table at the LA Art book fair next weekend. If you’re in LA, come check us out! This does however conflict with the schedule for our next issue launch.

The tireless efforts of publication studio publishing amazing, small-run artists’ books has been maxed out in preparation for the book fair, and we are giving them a tiny bit of breathing room by delaying until they return.

SO , if you love us, stop by on VALENTINES DAY! I even made a Facebook event, HERE.


coverHere is a preview of the cover of the next issue, designed by Madison Killo.

Also included in the new issue:

The return of Carla Stewart!

Newcomer contributors Michael Cook, Ingrid Olauson and Nicole Dumas!

Report on NYC from Antoni Wojtyra!

Why do we even care about archives?? by Stephane Bernard!

What your relatives really think of you being an artist by Jenn Dickieson!

Another conversation about two shows with Katherine Neil and Alexandra Bischoff!

Obligatory conversation about whats going on at the VAG provided by Soraya Pathman!

A treatise on ketchup in Chinatown by Zebulon Zang and Steffanie Ling!

And of course a short but snarky commentary by the editor!

ISSUE 4. It is Happening.

YES! In case you were wondering, we ARE still around. Back from the winter holidays, and better than ever with ISSUE 4. We will be showing it to our adoring public on Saturday, January 24th.


In the meantime, here is a drawing from Andrea Flockhart, who will be featured in the forthcoming issue.


Preview of ISSUE 3

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TOMORROW OCTOBER 3RD is the night of ISSUE Magazine’s third launch! Come and check out the VABF Preview afterparty and get your own copy of ISSUE #3! The first 200 copies come with a sticker!

And as a special treat, here is a link to Ian Bogost’s   “The Latour Litanizer”


A Preliminary Table of Contents for ISSUE No. 3 Vol. 3

Issue PosterWe are launching ISSUE Magazine No. 3 Vol. 3 next Friday, October 3rd in conjunction with the VA/BF.

Come pick up your copy on Friday night at 9pm at 236 East Pender, and stay for the VA/BF preview afterparty!

Join us Saturday October 4th at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 1pm for a panel discussion with Brynn McNab, our editor-in-chief, Jonathan Middleton, and Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte about artist-run publishing in Canada.

Or visit us at Unit/Pitt Projects’ table at the Vancouver Art Book Fair on Saturday and Sunday!

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