Writings by Chief

artcritical Prize at PAFA: JONATHAN LYNDON CHASE

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Now in its second year, the artcritical prize at the Annual Student Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, chosen by faculty vote, awards a graduating MFA student an article in these pages. Author DIDIER WILLIAM was recently named chair of the MFA program at PAFA. read Didier’s essay here


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Join us next Tuesday at the Brooklyn Public Library

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Barbara Takenaga, Night Painting (JFM), 2016. Acrylic on linen, 60 x 70 inches.

FEATURED LECTURE/EVENT FROM “THE LIST”

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Sea of Stars: The Astral and the Oceanic in Contemporary Art DC Moore Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street Friday, April 29 at 6:30pm. Reception to follow artcritical editor David Cohen introduces and moderates a dialogue between two remarkable contemporary painters, Katherine Bradford and Barbara Takenaga, on the penultimate day of a groundbreaking exhibition of recent paintings…


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OY Forever!

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(from this week’s editorial) artcritical backs the call to make OY/YO, the public sculpture by Deborah Kass, a permanent feature of the DUMBO riverbank. The work, commissioned by Two Trees Management Company, is scheduled to remain on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park through August 2016. We support making it permanent for the excellent reasons given by artist Marina Adams…


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Water Rising: Garth Evans and Leila Philip

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As part of its Poetry for Art series, artcritical is honored to present three poems and watercolors extracted from Water Rising from New Rivers Press.  For optimal viewing, please click on the first page and view the book as a slide show. Click here for a description of the project and artist/author details. Please note that the layout…


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Video Promo for March 13

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Ron Padgett and Bertrand Dorny: What Happened to the Renaissance

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As part of its Poetry for Art series, artcritical presents for the first time on the web a facsimile of What Happened to the Renaissance, words by Ron Padgett, images by Bertrand Dorny, published in Paris in 2012.  For optimal viewing, please click on the first page and view the book as a slide show.    …


Jane Joseph, Thistle, 2001. Drypoint, 13.9 x 9.7 cm. Courtesy of the Artist

Michael Heller & Jane Joseph

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Michael Heller WITHIN THE OPEN LANDSCAPES words for the etchings of Jane Joseph Jane Joseph, Footbridge, 1986. Etching, 13 x 19.9 cm. Courtesy of the Artist . 1.  Doesn’t the picture say no room in this world for anything more? If you desire to add something, you must begin again and make your own world,…