Artrage was an intercultural arts magazine that was published in Britain from 1985 to 1991. The magazine was dedicated to promoting and showcasing the work of Black and Asian artists in the UK. It featured listings for exhibitions, performances, and other cultural events, as well as articles, interviews, and reviews of art and culture.
Artrage was founded by a group of artists and writers who felt that there was a lack of representation and recognition for Black and Asian artists in the mainstream art world. The magazine aimed to provide a platform for these artists to showcase their work and to connect with audiences and other artists.
The magazine covered a wide range of art forms, including visual art, music, dance, theatre, and literature. It also featured articles on cultural and social issues affecting Black and Asian communities in Britain, such as racism, identity, and representation.
Artrage was an important publication in the development of Black and Asian arts in Britain. It helped to raise awareness of the work of these artists and to create a sense of community and solidarity among them. The magazine also played a role in challenging the dominant narratives and stereotypes about Black and Asian culture in Britain.
Although Artrage ceased publication in 1991, its legacy lives on in the many artists and cultural organisations that it inspired and supported.
The Living Archive hosts all but two issues produced during the six years of the magazine’s production. Currently being catalogued and digitised, it will be available to access from October 2023.