Parkett provides a one-of-a-kind, one-stop survey and archive on and with contemporary artists from around the world. Its 101 publications were published from 1984 - 2017 and include direct collaborations with compelling contemporary artists. In total 270 artists’ portraits have been published, each comprising of three to five texts by renowned authors and curators. All collaborating artists also created an editioned artwork, whose form could take any shape; from prints, sculptures, installations, media works, to paintings and drawings.
Parkett discovers art from the inside out, it does not report on art from the outside in; each volume focuses on several of the world’s most inspiring artists, from El Anatsui to Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Cao Fei, Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, Yang Fudong, Gerhard Richter, Beatriz Milhazes, Danh Vo, Trisha Donnelly, Urs Fischer, Theaster Gates, and many more, who actively participated in creating the publication down to the selection of the visuals and the page layout.