A Journal of Contemporary Aesthetics and Ideas


Directional Forces explores the strife between World and Earth

An exploration of the work of Anselm Kiefer and its relationship to history

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

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


Our Philosophy and Origin Story


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


Reviews of Recent Exhibitions, Works and Phenomena

Lecture Series

Talks by Artists, Curators and Thinkers 


Directional Forces Is Published Annually in a Special Edition Book 


Directional Forces Hosts Regular Salons Where the Social Is Intellectual


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