Art21 also presents a wide range of writing on contemporary art. Drawing connections between Art21-featured artists and the larger context in which they thrive, the Art21 Magazine chronicles this landscape, post-by-post—from indexing daily events and activities to posing broader, meditative questions about the place of art in our world.

An online space for insightful writing on contemporary art and artists, the Art21 Magazine presents quarterly issues centered around specific themes through which recent trends in the art world and the works of individual artists are explored.

Through 2012, Art21 published companion books for each season of the flagship Art in the Twenty-First Century series. The books presented the featured artists through excerpts of interviews juxtaposed with rich, full-color illustrations of their work. The books also included introductory essays by Art21 founder and former Executive Director, Susan Sollins, as well as artist biographies and production stills from the series.