Writings by David Carrier

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A Dispatch from “Manifesta 10″


David Carrier reports on the politics and curatorial gambits of “Manifesta 10,” now on view in St. Petersburg.


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Outside the Box: David Carrier on the Legacy of Shaped Canvases


Two exhibitions chronicle the disparate and sometimes radical uses of shaped canvases since the 1960s.


Shirley Kaneda, Restrained Decadence , 2014. Acrylic and linen on canvas, 64 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Galerie Richard

The Painterly and the Linear: Shirley Kaneda and Robert Mangold


Slow abstractionists of contrasting sensibility in overlapping Chelsea shows


Germaine Richer, Don Quichotte à la lance, 1949. Polished natural bronze, 18 x 6-1/4 x 7 inches, Edition 12. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy, New York

Ready for Revival: Germaine Richier’s Figurative Sculptural Fantasies


a crowded show of her bronzes at Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin


Eric Fischl, Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work, 2011. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy


A review of his autobiography


Munk-Club

The Art of the Chart: Loren Munk at Freight + Volume


The richly contentious art world in lavishly loving detail


Merlin James?, Signal Box, 2009. ?Acrylic and mixed media, ?53 x 57 cm. ?Courtesy the artist

Painting as Signal Box: Merlin James in Berlin


His show was at Kunste-Werke Berlin


Gregory Amenoff, Kronos II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 84 x 76 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Secular Exhilerations: Gregory Amenoff and Nature


His exhibition, Trace, is at Alexandre gallery through November 23


Arthur Danto (1924-2013). Picture credit to follow

A Perfect Friendship: Remembering Arthur Danto


Arthur Danto (1924-2013)


William Kentridge, Whichever Page You Open, 2013. Drawing, India ink on Craggs Universal Technological Dictionary, 1826, 80-3/4 x 82-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Old Forms For New Uses: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman and the Met


“He works with archaic materials using self-imposed limitations”