Features
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
 
An Instagram post by Selena “Missy Suicide” Mooney, comparing Richard Prince's $90,000 copy of her $90 original photo.
What problems in his work are real, and what are merely imagined? ...
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 ...
 

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?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Ron Padgett and Bertrand Dorny: What Happened to the Renaissance


The latest in our series, Poetry for Art

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina. Photo: Celeste Sloman © 2014

Pussy Riot at PS1: A Report and Some Reflections


Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, with Petya Verzilov, were interviewed by Klaus Biesenbach

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Stuart Shils, Photograph, 2014. Courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Painting by Other Means: The Photography of Stuart Shils


Essay from his book launching at Steven Harvey tonight

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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The Body Manifest: Steve Locke on Robert Gober


Steve Locke discusses Gober’s use of formal and conceptual metaphor to visualize bodily suffering.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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Nixed Metaphors: Lee Ann Norman on Robert Gober


Norman addresses the contradictions and occlusions of Gober’s representations of sex and race.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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Pictorial Baggage: Dennis Kardon on Robert Gober


Dennis Kardon unpacks the cultural contexts of Gober and his personal history.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Photogram by alpert+kahn from their series, Dda. Courtesy of the Artists

Dda: A collaboration between Michael Heller and alpert+kahn


Poetry for Art returns to artcritical

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Geoffrey Dorfman, Appia, 2014. Oil on Canvas, 42 x 46 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Geoffrey Dorfman: “The painting is telling you exactly what it needs.”


Essay from his show at Ober Gallery in Kent, Ct. this summer