ISSN: 08454450
Online ISSN: 20486928
First published in 1988
2 issues per volume
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Call for Papers

PUBLIC: Art, Culture, Ideas is a bi-annual, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed journal based in Toronto. In existence since 1988, its mandate is to exist as an intellectual and creative forum, providing a space for in depth perspectives on how theoretical and critical issues that intersect with art and visual culture. Each issue of PUBLIC is based on a theme and has its own specialist editor. Issues also include non-thematically linked book and art reviews, a column, and occasional additions such as DVDs or inserts. PUBLIC is a beautifully designed journal in partial colour, with images and illustrations throughout, as well as artist portfolios included in each publication.

We invite academics and professionals from a variety of fields, cultural practitioners (curators, critics, artists), and those with a scholarly interest in the arts and visual culture, to contribute to PUBLIC. The scope of the journal is broad, aimed at the analysis of the arts on a global and multidisciplinary scale. 

All submissions should be in English. For more information on current themes, calls and style guidelines, please visit

Book reviews

If you are interested in writing a book review for issue 46 (publication date Fall 2012) please send a short proposal and bio to Book reviews do NOT have to be explicitly related to the theme of the issue.

Please email the editor for more information:

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