The Chart

Portland, ME

The Chart is an online art journal based in Maine. Working with the collective “we” of artists, writers, and cultural collaborators, The Chart is a platform that encourages nuanced conversations to make visible the artists and practices engaging in the pressing subjects of our time: most recently we’ve published work on the urgencies of grief, power, hegemony, racism, misogyny, feminism, climate change, late capitalism, and the technological turn. We aim to complement efforts of other publications in the state and the region by covering material that may be challenging or invisible to other outlets. By centering our work in Maine and working outward, we can cultivate a living archive of Maine’s contemporary art history within a framework of national contexts. The Chart supports critical artistic dialogue with the goals of creating shared language; recognizing deep connections across borders and cultures; celebrating diversity in thinking, ideas, and lived experiences; and honoring the relevance of regionally-specific participation in matters that we grapple with together as a nation.