A Journal of Contemporary Aesthetics and Ideas

Surface
vs
Ground

Directional Forces explores the strife between World and Earth

An analysis of the oldest recurring contemporary art exhibition in North America

An analysis of Kehinde Wiley’s official Presidential Portrait of Barack Obama

A glimpse at a contemporary ceramic sculpture embracing atemporality

 

A meditation on fashion and the chameleon sex appeal of Charlize Theron in “Atomic Blonde”

A look at an exhibition of work by four young contemporary photographers at the Norton Museum of Art

Profile

Our Philosophy and Origin Story

Essays

Long-Form Writings on Contemporary Art, Politics, and Philosophy

Reviews

Reviews of Recent Exhibitions, Works and Phenomena

Lecture Series

Talks by Artists, Curators and Thinkers 

Annual

Directional Forces Is Published Annually in a Special Edition Book 

Salon

Directional Forces Hosts Regular Salons Where the Social Is Intellectual

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