Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
The second of artcritical’s 2015 dispatches from Venice ...
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Ellen McFadden, Toketee, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ampersand Gallery.
Sea, sky, air, and space meet in the respectively trippy, geometric, and photorealist images of three artists. ...
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Installation view of "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory," 2015, at the Garage Musuem. Photograph © 2015 by Egor Slizyak and Denis Sinyakov, courtesy of the Garage Museum.
Moscow premieres a stunning museum for contemporary art. ...

Sunday, July 31st, 2011


What are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Many of Them?

Our review of The Steins Collect, now at the Met, in San Franscisco last summer

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

David Goldblatt, Here, in 2007, Ellen Pakkies strangled her son Abie. Lavender Hill, Cape Town. 12 September 2010. Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper, 40 x 50 cm. Courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

The Weight of Narrative: Photographs of David Goldblatt

His exhibition at Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop,  founded under Apartheid

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Members of the Louisville arts community protest the actions of Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen, Louisville, Kentucky, March 11, 2011. Courtesy of Travis K. Kircher / WDRB 41 News

Art is for Everyone: Caravaggio and Street Protests in Louisville, Kentucky

Channeling their own brand of the Arab Spring, arts community protests unseat the 30 year head of the city’s arts trust; plus an exhibition of Caravaggio…

Friday, June 17th, 2011


Craft Becomes a Bad Word: Indian Folk Art in the Contemporary Wilderness

In three recent exhibitions, India’s folk art searches for context.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

William Kentridge Interviews Himself: two stills from William Kentridge, Drawing Lesson 47 (Interview for New York Studio School), 2010. Video, 4'48". YouTube.

The Pleasures of the Pursuit: Talks by William Kentridge and Philip Pearlstein in Jerusalem

The artists gave lectures at the Jerusalem Studio School and the Israel Museum

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, The Evidence of Things Not Seen, 2008. Oil on Linen, Toner on Silk, detail. Detail. Courtesy of the Artists.

Now or Nothing: Contemporary Art and the Queen City

Twenty years on from the Mapplethorpe case, Cincinnati debuts a Keith Haring retrospective.

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Matthew Ritchie, Line of Play (2009), Powder coated aluminum, vinyl and acrylic.?Approximately 30 feet 6 inches by 20 feet 5 inches. Located in Main Concourse, NW Entry. Photo: James Smith/Dallas Cowboys

Heavy Hitters: The Art of Football, Dallas-Style

The new Cowboys stadium gets museum-worthy murals by renowned contemporary artists.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

work of Paul McCarthy on view in the exhibition, Alpha Omega – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Photo: Fanis Vlastaras & Rebecca Constantopoulou Courtesy: The DESTE Foundation

In the Shadow of the Parthenon

Report from… Athens, and evidence of the heroic spirit in recent Greek painting.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Benicia Gantner, Ruby + Gold Waterweb, 2010. Vinyl collage on plexiglas, mounted on wood frame, 42 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Walker Contemporary, Boston

Abstraction in a Cold Climate

Kristin Baker at the MFA, Boston, and commercial gallery shows of Joanne Mattera, Imi Hwangbo and Benicia Gantner