Writings by Chief


Reminder: The Review Panel is this evening, February 6: David Cohen’s guests are Svetlana Alpers, Alex Bacon and Ken Johnson


artcritical’s legendary critics’ forum returns to Brooklyn Public Library for its third annual season. The program was hosted for its first decade at the National Academy Museum: Podcasts dating back to 2004 are archived at artcritical, and include the very first where Ken Johnson appeared with Maureen Mullarkey and Jerry Saltz. David Cohen has always moderated. Alex…

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December 12: Jonathan Kalb, Laila Pedro and Christian Viveros-Fauné are David Cohen’s guests


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Installation view of Kate Shepherd's show at 56Henry

An Immoderate Week of Moderating for artcritical’s David Cohen


Green = perform in Mr. Cohen’s calendar and streaks across the coming week which sees him moderating a panel on Lennart Anderson Saturday at Leigh Morse Gallery (22 East 80th Street, Fifth Floor, 3PM) with painters Elizabeth Hazan, Kyle Staver and Susan Jane Walp; heading to Brooklyn Public Library Monday for The Review Panel (Grand…



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Max Kozloff, in his first contribution to artcritical, explores the ethics of prettiness in relation to Florine Stettheimer


What strikes the eye immediately is the rhythm of line and limb that jumps about, especially in ensembles with little narrative pretext. They’re frequently scattered across nebulous white grounds and are endowed with a gem-like aura that resembles the capitals in illuminated manuscripts. Yet, when they’re on the move, they might also recall the snap…


Studio Visit: Ellen K. Levy discusses her “Meme Machines” with Joyce Beckenstein


According to Richard Dawkins, memes are the cultural equivalent of genes. The difference is that memes are contagious; they are ideas that circulate. “Meme Machines” consist of four painted prints related to four different specialized libraries and an animation that shows you a more global perspective of libraries. Together the animation and still prints relate…

The Review Panel: Season Finale is this Friday at Brooklyn Public Library



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