David Carrier

David Carrier has taught philosophy in Pittsburgh and art history in Cleveland. He has published books about art writing; about the methodologies of art history, Poussin’s paintings and Baudelaire’s art criticism, and Rosalind Krauss; and about comic strips, the art museum, and world art history. He is co-author with Joachim Pissarro of Wild Art (2013); their The Blind Spots of Art History: How Wild Art Came to Be - and Be Ignored is forthcoming. He is writing a book about the art gallery.

Author painting by Luca del Baldo



More Articles by David Carrier


Marina Abramovic, The Hero II, 2001 (2008). Gelatin silver print, 35 x 35 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Vive La Revolution

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

American Artists and the Communist Party at St. Etienne, George Grosz: Politics and Influence at Nolan


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A Passionate Visual Idiom: Carmen Herrera at the Whitney

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A segment of her long career leaves a critic hungry for more


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Terrestrial Studio: Dennis Oppenheim at Storm King

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Sculpture made for the outdoors, on view through November


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Landscape of the Self: Adele Tutter on Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Dream House. An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House by Adele Tutter


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FRIEZE WEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Marianne Vitale at Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin at Frieze

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

A “common crossing” is a ubiquitous railroad switch. Laid down horizontally, inserted in the railroad tracks, these ‘frogs’ guide trains crossing from one line to the next. Just as Duchamp transfigured an ordinary men’s urinal into an artwork, by rotating Fountain ninety degree out of the everyday world, so by revolving her ‘frogs’ into a vertical…


Barry Schwabsky photographed by Mathias Augustyniak Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2009 © M/M (Paris)

Perceptual Inventory: A New Anthology by Barry Schwabsky

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The poet-critic’s recent writing for The Nation is collected by Verso.


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In the Beginning was the Image: Julian Bell and Archie Rand Paint the Bible

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

“What’s the right visual style for presenting Christian or Jewish texts? “