Founded in February 2011 by Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard, London-based literary-minded publication The White Review has become one of our must-read magazines here at It’s Nice That.
We’re not the only fans: the likes of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Deborah Levy and Marina Warner are all on record as enjoying nothing more than curling up on a sofa with a cup of Lavazza and a new issue of The White Review.
They’ll have a smile on their faces this morning then, as news arrives from the magazine’s Creekside base – “a lavishly produced compendium of artist interviews and series of artworks from the first seven years of The White Review’s history, printed at a highly limited run,” is ready to hit the shelves of every half-decent bookshop in the UK.
The White Review Art Anthology Nos 1—20 – and, honestly, you can’t beat a straight-to-the-point title, can you? – is a follow-up of sorts to 2017’s The White Review Anthology.
Like its predecessor (which featured contributions by Chris Kraus, China Miéville and Claire-Louise Bennett, amongst others), this new publication will rehouse existing material from the magazine’s archive.
Celebrating a “a broad spectrum of art disciplines across theatre, performance, film, photography, protest, painting and installations,” the anthology contains contributions from a stellar cast of the contemporary art world’s most intriguing figures, with everyone from Mark Leckey and Jurgen Teller to Elizabeth Peyton and Luc Tuymans getting themselves involved.
The White Review team has worked with paper specialists Antalis on the anthology, creating a stock that we’re told is “as inspiring as the contents of this unique publication.” Enter Olin Fine Paper. “The design required uncoated paper that was high in quality and aesthetics as well as tactile and bright to complement the beautiful printed images and text it supported on page,” say Antalis.
You can have a good old huff on that fine, fine paper soon, as the anthology is on sale now.