Atlanta, GA

Burnaway is an Atlanta-based magazine of contemporary art and criticism from the American South. We publish online weekly and in print annually.

Since 2008, the magazine has brought vital critical dialogue to one of the most politically polarized, historically fraught, ecologically threatened, and economically disadvantaged parts of the United States. The issues facing Southern artists, institutions, curators, and writers often represent the country’s most pressing social and cultural challenges. Despite this, contemporary art in and from the region receives little national coverage or inclusion in major survey exhibitions, and even less internationally.

Through ESSAYSARTIST PROJECTSEXHIBITION REVIEWS, and INTERVIEWS, Burnaway both documents and participates in the vibrant cultural landscape of the South today—from Appalachia to Miami, Nashville to New Orleans. Instead of relying on easy conventions or common wisdom, Burnaway continues to ask and wonder, What is the South?

In addition to its publishing activities, Burnaway annually hosts the Art Writing Incubator, a five-week intensive for emerging art writers and critics, and other public programs.