We came across Esopus, a themed US art magazine in the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol several years ago and we thought back then that it was one of most intriguing things we’d seen in print. It had so much going on in terms of content – plays, visual essays, prints, film excerpts, music, poetry, fiction – and in its format.
The magazine is even more of a beast now, although it appears only once a year. It’s published by a non-profit foundation to provide an unmediated (i.e. without commercially driven interest) forum to enable artists, writers, musicians and other creatives to make a direct connection with the general public. The huge scope of work inside is to provide a more complete picture of contemporary creative practices.