As we reflect on 2023, we look back on some of the most-read artists’ projects, interviews, and scholarly essays that sparked conversation and intellectual exchange on our open access platform. We thank our 2023 authors—a global gathering of artists, scholars, teachers, archivists, curators, and critics—and equally our editors and community of peer reviewers. Their thoughtful and often urgent contributions to Art Journal Open elevated our mission to promote contemporary art scholarship and practice that is invested in a more just and ethical world. Collectively, these most-read features offer new ways of seeing and responding to a present moment rife with challenges. They convey our desire to use, and at times reinvent, the tools of art and art history as we work to be better scholars, better teachers, and better makers.
—Grace Aneiza Ali