Raphael Rubinstein



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The Obligation to Explain

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

One of the striking aspects of the controversy around Kelley Walker’s exhibition at the Saint Louis Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) is how many important issues it raises, including, obviously, the perilous state of race relations in the country; the dilemmas that arise when one person’s freedom of speech is perceived by someone else as hate…


Kelley Walker, Schema: Aquafresh plus Crest with Scope, 2003. Digital file, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist; Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

The Obligation to Explain

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

“if Kelley Walker had made a cogent argument for his art… there would have been far fewer expressions of anger and outrage.”


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The Painting Undone: Supports/Surfaces

Sunday, February 1st, 2004

This chapter is from the author‘s Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 Lenox, MA: Hard Press Editions, 2004, $24.95 The Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne is located near Lyon about two hours south of Paris on the TGV, the fast train that continues to draw France closer together and leech away Paris’s longstanding monopoly on…