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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
 
The double homage, killing two birds with one stone ...
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
 
Jessica Cheung, Self Portrait, from the Umbrella Revolution series, 2014, unfinished.
Statement of artist protester Jessica Cheung and comment by David Cohen ...
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
 
George Trakas, Times Plaza Tree, 2011. Pencil on vellum, 8.5 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
The renowned site-specific sculptor has been facing delays in the completion of his recent project at Atlantic Station. ...
 

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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Björk at MoMA: A Conversation with Todd Simmons


Husband and wife critics — and confirmed Björk fans — discuss the chanteuse’s MoMA retrospective.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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“Presence of Absence”: Paul Carey-Kent in Conversation with Bella Easton


Bella Easton and Paul Carey-Kent discuss Carey-Kent’s exhibition of absences and how you make a void present.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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.

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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.

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Oscar Murillo. 6. 2012-14. Oil, oil stick, dirt, graphite, and thread on linen and canvas. 7’ 2 ¼” x 6’ 13/16." Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London and Carlos/Ishikawa, London. Photo: Matthew Hollow

Roundtable: “The Forever Now” at MoMA


with Becky Brown, Dennis Kardon, Carrie Moyer, Raphael Rubinstein, and Jason Stopa

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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“Portraits are universal”: Peter Malone in Conversation with Jeanne Wilkinson


The painter and artcritical contributor discusses his art, his writing, craft, and the current state of painting.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

As if to prove the slippery boundary between outsider and hipster, Louis B. James

Bruce Davenport Jr. at the Outsider Art Fair and Louis B. James Gallery


Proving the slippery boundary between outsider and hipster, an artist with shows at an Outsider fair and a Lower East Side gallery

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Darren Jones, Anagrams for Gay Life, 2014. Text and photographic image, 18 x 13 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Aural Sex: Kate Bush, Word Play and Towering Old Erections


Artist and artcritical contributor Darren Jones opens his browser and gives us a peek.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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For All Digital Futures


The latest in artcritical’s BOOKMARKED series offers an account of the displacement of photography through Robert Burley’s archival website

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Protesters staging a die-in in the Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO. By Jeff Roberson/AP.

The Critic as Activist: Thoughts on Race, Voice, and Agency in the Art World


How does the role of the critic address social justice?