The publication A Prior Magazine developed - initially as A-Prior - in 1999 out of the Brussels based artists’ collective “Etablissement d’en Face”. From the outset, it has been the magazine’s aim to emphasize close collaboration with artists and authors and to create unique moments and documents, so as to bring forward the depth and breadth of artistic practice, rather than publishing short reviews or brief descriptive articles. The publication has continued to expand its focus internationally, even if attention for ‘local’ artists (living and working in the Low Countries) always remains part of its focus. This internationalisation has in turn required an enlargement of the editorial board. A Prior Magazine currently engages authors and curators from many corners of Europe: Andrea Wiarda (Milan), Monika Szewczyk (Berlin/Rotterdam) and Dieter Roelstraete (Berlin/Antwerp) form the core of the editorial team under chief editor Els Roelandt (based in Ghent), and are further supported by a larger board: Aneta Szylak (Gdansk), Anders Kreuger (Lund), Mai Abu Eldahab (Antwerp), Raimundas Malasauskas (Vilnius), Ann Demeester (Amsterdam), Dirk Snauwaert (Brussels), Annie Fletcher (Eindhoven), Philip Van den Bossche (Oostende) and Hilde Van Gelder (Leuven).
A Prio Magazine is a series of publications on contemporary art. The magazine is published by vzw Mark and the University College Ghent, in English and distributed all over the world in specialized art “bookstores and museums”.