artcritical.com and the hosts of The Review Panel and The Review Panel Philadelphia – the National Academy Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, respectively – have announced speakers and dates for 2013 and 2014. The panel discussion series, founded and moderated by David Cohen, enters its ninth year in New York and its second in Philadelphia.
At each event, four critics join Cohen to discuss current exhibitions the audience has had the chance to see ahead of time. The October 4 line-up at the National Academy sees the return of three past participants in the series: critic and NYU professor Ara Merjian, New York Times co-chief critic and Review Panel regular Roberta Smith and painter and writer Stephen Westfall. They join Cohen to review shows of David Adamo, Anna Betbeze, Matthew Day Jackson and Nan Swid.
Matthew Day Jackson’s show, titled “Something Ancient, Something New, Something Stolen, Something Blue”, opened Thursday night (September 6) at Hauser & Wirth’s Chelsea space, 511 West 18th Street. David Adamo is the subject of two shows under review: a solo at Untitled, 30 Orchard Street, opening tomorrow (September 8) and a two-person show with legendary outsider artist James Castle, opening tonight at Peter Freeman, Inc., 140 Grand Street. Also opening tonight in Soho is Anna Betbeze at Kate Werbel, 83 Vandam Street. The fourth artist, Nan Swid, opens at Margaret Thatcher Projects, 539 West 23rd Street, September 19.
The Review Panel and The Review Panel Philadelphia are recorded for later podcast. The June 2013 panel featuring Eva Díaz, Ken Johnson and Chloé Rossetti, for example, is posted here .
The Philadelphia season launches October 16 with panelists Tom Csaszar, Donald Kuspit and Edith Newhall. The exhibitions under review will be confirmed presently.
The New York series sees a number of new participants later this year, amongst them the painter and critic Dennis Kardon, whose began writing for artcritical earlier this year; Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-Chief at the blogzine, Hyperallergic; painter and critic Drew Lowenstein, a longstanding contributor to artcritical; Joseph Wolin, whose writings are familiar to readers of Time Out New York and artforum.com; and veteran critic and curator Saul Ostrow. In Philadelphia Cohen in joined by locally-based commentators, including Inquirer critic Edith Newhall, returning to the series for a second appearance, along with past contributors to the New York series, who this season include Donald Kuspit, Ariella Budick and Hilarie Sheets.
Here are the complete line-ups for the two series. The moderator at all events is David Cohen:
The Review Panel, Fridays at 6.30PM, National Academy Museum, 1089 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City.
October 4: Ara Merjian, Roberta Smith and Stephen Westfall
November 1: Faye Hirsch, Stephen Maine and Joan Waltemath
December 6: Becky Brown, Dennis Kardon, and Raphael Rubinstein
January 24: Christina Kee, Hrag Vartanian and Christian Viveros-Faune
March 7: Nora Griffin, Drew Lowenstein, and Barry Schwabsky
April 4: Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit and Joseph Wolin
May 2: Stephanie Buhmann, Mario Naves and Saul Ostrow
The Review Panel Philadelphia, Wednesdays at 6:00PM, Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts, 118 North Broad Street at Arch Street, Philadelphia
October 16:, Tom Csaszar, Donald Kuspit, Edith Newhall
November 13: Astrid Bowlby, Ariella Budick, Philip Glahn
February 19: Monica Amor, Jennie Hirsh, Kevin Richards
April 16: Edward Epstein, Hilarie Sheets, Stuart Shils