Writings by Noah Dillon

Alfredo Jaar, Shadows (detail), 2014. Lightbox with black and white transparency, 12 x 13 inches. Original photograph by Koen Wessing (1942-2011): Estelí, Nicaragua, September 1978. Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Lelong.

Grave and Buried: Alfredo Jaar and Nicaragua’s Ignored History


Using photographs by Koen Wessing, Jaar remembers a moment in the nation’s decades-long cold war strife.


Edouard Manet, Young Lady in 1866 (aka Woman with a Parrot), 1866. Oil on canvas, 185.1 x 128 cm.

Tell Me: with Eric Sutphin


The first in a new series of features of two people taking about one artwork in person.


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Ken Johnson and Mindless Young Zombies


Debate is of the essence at artcritical as in the world of art


Gianfranco Zappettini, Surface analytical n. 244, 1973. Acrylic on canvas and powdered quartz, 80 x 80 cm. © Gianfranco Zappettini.

The Zombies: Contemporary Abstraction and Its Critics


Do the recent conversations about abstract painting miss the point?


Tomer Aluf, Untitled, 2014. Oil on canvas, 60 x 54 inches. Courtesy of the artist and KANSAS, New York.

Sweet and Dandy: Tomer Aluf’s Bohemian Paintings


The artist’s first solo exhibition at KANSAS, New York, shows his discernment and love of the visual and physical promenade.


Ara Merjian, Roberta Smith, David Cohen and Stephen Westfall at The Review Panel, October 2013. Photo: Jill Krementz

New Kid, Gloves Off


Thoughts on negative criticism, The Review Panel and his job from recently appointed Associate Editor


Walid Raad, Untitled_Device III (1990 or 2009). Inkjet print using Epson Archival Ultrachrome inks on Epson Enhanced matte paper, 63 x 84 inches. Edition of 7

Paula Cooper Gallery on artcritical


“HUBS” is a new category on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical.


Daniel Herr, White Nights, 2014. Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches. Photograph by Lindsay Comstock. Courtesy of the artist.

Mezcal23: Todd Mauritz’s Summer Cocktail Recipe


Todd Mauritz, founder and director of M23 Project Space, shares his recipe for an end-of-summer cocktail.


Lucian Freud, Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985. Oil on canvas, 51.2 x 56.2 cm. Courtesy of the artist and the National Portrait Gallery.

Lucian Freud at artcritical


“HUBS” is a new category on artists and subjects discussed multiple times at artcritical.


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Ohad Meromi: Worker! Smoker! Actor! at Nathalie Karg


Ohad Meromi’s exhibition at Nathalie Karg continues through August 15.