Esse is a bilingual arts magazine based in Canada, written in both French and English. The magazine focuses on disciplinary and interdisciplinary practices and all forms of socially inclined, site-specific or performative intervention. It particularly favours analysis that address artworks within their contexts.
This issue: This issue examines how working collectively problematizes power relations within art institutions and groups and how this affects the implementation of less hierarchical structures. Given the urgent need to act, in a world where a state of emergency has become permanent, laboratories of social action, interdisciplinary research groups, and international discussion forums are forming on the margins of the art field. Seeking alternative forms of “being together,” these new collectives are reviving the concerns of several decades of shared creation.