David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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Big in Brooklyn

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

A passerby this wet and frigid Saturday morning at the corner of Nostrand Ave and Pacific Street in Crown Heights might wish they were in Miami, all the more so if they’re an art aficionado. But the bright lights of a LinkNYC kiosk promises an event that only Brooklyn boasts: The Review Panel (rechristened by WNYC for clarity) this…


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Mira Schor at Lyles & King

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

“Mira Schor’s project space exhibition, The Red Tie Paintings, pulsates with lyrical fury.”


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Saturday is the last chance to see Peter Doig at Michael Werner ahead of The Review Panel, Monday at Brooklyn Public Library

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Doig’s show is one of four to be discussed by my guests Siri Hustvedt, Jason Stopa, and Lilly Wei. The other shows are downtown: John Zurier at Peter Blum; Dana James at The Lodge; and Kate Shepherd at 56Henry. You can see James and Shepherd Sunday but as Blum is open Tuesday to Saturday, Saturday is also…


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Brenda Zlamany at the Derfner Judaica Museum, Bronx

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

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Jacob El Hanani Linescape: Four Decades at Acquavella Galleries

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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Janet Fish, Salad Fixings, 1983. Oil on linen, 38 x 56 inches. Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery

Janet Fish: Pinwheels and Poppies, Paintings 1980-2008 at DC Moore Gallery

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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Poetry by Other Means: The Collages of John Ashbery

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Is there something intrinsic to the appeal of collage to writers — to moving bits of paper around in startling, revelatory juxtapositions? The coincidence of two shows of collages by writers of markedly different ilk – a sometime poet laureate and a member of the third estate – begs the question.