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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Marilyn Minter, Blue Poles, 2007. Enamel on metal, 60 x 72 inches. Private collection, Switzerland

“Time for action, for love, for art”


These are the brave words that Josephine Halvorson, the painter, posted to Facebook in the early hours this fateful morning. Those of us with art to make or magazines to edit must be thankful for work, as a distraction but also a locus of resistance. I now bless the good luck that led me and…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Andrew-Ginzel

A Grand Alliance


In 2004 artist Andrew Ginzel produced a list of current art exhibitions for his multimedia class at SVA which he would soon share with friends and friends of friends: SOME but not all SHOWS TO SEE January 16, 2004 Listed ± south to north. This turned itself into a decade-plus obsession with providing what, bizarrely,…

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

The Day Has Come


The Review Panel is tonight at Brooklyn Public Library

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

A Prize Interview


Pennsylvania Academy graduate Mary Claire Ramirez’s interview is the first artcritical prize at that institution

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Two tributes on the cover of artcritical

The Value of Tributes


artcritical.com doesn’t aspire to be the journal of record when it comes to obituaries: we respond as any serious art magazine does when a giant leaves the field, but as in much of our coverage, the choice of artists and art world personalities to whom we pay tribute is determined less by editorial policy than by…

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

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An Early Spring: The Review Panel Season Debut, Friday 13th


Welcome to artcritical, where we’re shaking off the snow

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

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Ken Johnson and Mindless Young Zombies


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

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The Marathon That Keeps On Running


Last weekend’s marathon seems to be exerting an unexpected influence on the world of art, or at least of artcritical.  Endurance-testing art projects (hopefully with resulting exhilaration) are a common denominator in two of the exhibitions selected for the next installment of The Review Panel. On November 21 Sarah Douglas, Edward Epstein and Lance Esplund…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

A Poet Among Painters


For artcritical.com, a milestone and a significant appointment.  The former has been trumpeted for a while in our newsletters but the giddy sense of achievement is yet to rub off: the tenth anniversary of The Review Panel. (The podcast from last month’s season premiere is now available, by the way.) Friday, October 24 sees three veteran…

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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