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James McAnally

James McAnally is the Executive and Artistic Director of Counterpublic 2023 and editor and co-founder of MARCH: a journal of art & strategy. Previously, McAnally was the co-founder and director of The Luminary, an expansive platform for art, thought, and action based in St. Louis. McAnally’s writing has appeared in publications such as Art in America, Art Journal, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Terremoto, and many others, and he is a recipient of the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing.

An Act of Futuring

Counterpublic is both a public platform and a provocation. The choice to form a triennial civic exhibition was one we consciously undertook in order to reimagine how an arts institution could be formed explicitly to advance social and generational change. In many ways, a triennial is an unlikely position from which to pose a new model for an altered art world.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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