Writings by David Carrier

Yang Yong's installation, Lightscape, on view at the 2011 Guangzhou Triennial

Forums in Motion: The Guangzhou Triennial

Conference helps put prosperous city on par with more sophisticated Chinese centers


Abstract Expressionism Is Alive and Well in Denmark

Per Kirkeby at Michael Werner Gallery through October 29

Cover of the book under review

China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics

Gao Minglu’s Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Chinese Art

Tejal Shah, You Too Can Touch the Moon (from the Hijra Fantasy series), 2006. Numbered photograph on archival paper, 147 x 96.5 cm. Courtesy de l’artiste et Project 88, Bombay

Passage to Postmodernity: Paris-Delhi-Bombay

at the Centre Pompidou through September 19

Al Held, Roberta's Trip, 1985. Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 inches. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, and reproduced in the volume under review

Are You Experienced? Ken Johnson on Psychedelic Consciousness

After you read this book, lots of familiar art will look different

Installation view: BLACK SWAN Regen Projects, Los Angeles February 25th – April 16, 2011

Swanning Around Ahead of the Oscars: Three Shows in LA

Clare Rojas at Prism, Sam Durant at Blum & Poe and Black Swan at Regan Projects

Robert Rauschenberg, Short Circuit (Combine Painting), 1955. Oil, fabric and paper on wood supports and cabinet with two hinged doors containing a painting by Susan Weil and a reproduction of a Jasper Johns Flag painting by Elaine Sturtevant, 40-3/4 x 37-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Too absorbed by the future to bother about the past: Robert Rauschenberg

If Johns is our Mallarmé, Rauschenberg is our Walt Whitman.

David Hammons, Untitled, 2010. Mixed media, 108 x 84 inches. Courtesy of L&M Arts.

Abstract Painting Under Wraps: David Hammons at L&M Arts

Veiled paintings uptown, with a downtown attitude.


Arthur Danto: Artist

Musings on the youthful drawing and printmaking activities of an august philosopher and critic.


The Price of Beauty: Two novels set in the art market

By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham; An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin