Founded in 2016 by Deianira Tolema, D/RAILED aims to provide a high level of critical impartiality whilst giving voice to the people who work daily in the art worlds, both within the core and at the periphery. Our publication engages artists, institutions, galleries, collectors, arts professionals and workers, local, regional, national and international arts councils and funding bodies. We maintain that all of these constituencies deserve a platform to relate to developments in contemporary art undeterred by the demands of mainstream publications.
As an incisive publishing platform, our core contributors are among the most critical voices in contemporary art. We encourage submissions that investigate axial developments in contemporary art, and are committed to unapologetic forms of art criticism, editorial independence, journalistic autonomy, and unfettered questioning of dominant cultural trends.
Our core network of dedicated editors are dispersed amongst major arteries of contemporary art world happenings—New York, Rome, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai, Delhi, and Buenos Aires—though we actively seek content relating to cultural developments away from these major cities as well.
Our editorial focus connects issues from gender, race, and class to issues at the forefront of contemporary art. In examining developments that most mainstream contemporary art publications ignore, D/RAILED investigates, probes, uncovers, and questions underexplored issues relevant for a discerning and critical international readership.
We encourage our contributors to pursue critical trajectories in contemporary art that overlap with social and political issues. Ensuring editorial freedom and support, we aim to pursue stories without reprieve or overarching concerns with respect to advertising, flak, or self-censorship.
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to submit a pitch for publication.