Since 2016, sand magazine has served as a publication documenting contemporary arts (visual, performance, literary) in Singapore and regionally. It is most known for conversations with artists and curators alongside critical essays written by practicing artists, art producers and organisers.

It published two print issues in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The first issue of sand magazine was presented at Venice Biennale 2017 as part of a project organised by 朋 丁 pon ding (TW) to showcase Asian publications. In 2018, the second issue launched at Taipei Art Book Fair and was distributed widely in the city thereafter. As an independent publication with a focus on the conditions of the social , artistic environments and creative practices, it engages in a research of gender studies, sustainability, geographical and curatorial narratives.

Published articles involving these subjects include: an interview with curator Peter Belyi on The Brotherhood of New Blockheads at The Mishkin Gallery (US); a discussion on shared spaces and ethics with Wong Bing Hao (SG); exploration of self-organised artistic learning frameworks with Community Garden (SG); an interview with curator Mariana Pestana on The Future Starts Here at the V&A (UK).

Continuing its interest in dialogues and artistic networks, the next phase of sand magazine will focus on — gentleness, collective care and open education. In 2021-22, the publication hopes to launch a series of participation-driven projects on its digital platform – encouraging agency in artists, curators and educators to initiate and sustain visual art practices and research.

Your funding support will help us attain these goals: