David Carrier

David Carrier has taught philosophy in Pittsburgh and art history in Cleveland. He has published books about art writing; about the methodologies of art history, Poussin’s paintings and Baudelaire’s art criticism, and Rosalind Krauss; and about comic strips, the art museum, and world art history. He is co-author with Joachim Pissarro of Wild Art (2013); their The Blind Spots of Art History: How Wild Art Came to Be - and Be Ignored is forthcoming. He is writing a book about the art gallery.

Author painting by Luca del Baldo

More Articles by David Carrier


The People’s MoMA

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

A provocative, personal essay from Dr. David Carrier tries to envision “the” museum without plutocratic support

Okwui Enwezor, 1963-2019. © Haus der Kunst

Postwar: A Revisionist Vision from Munich

Monday, March 18th, 2019

This review from 2017 is offered as tribute to the late Okwui Enwezor

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A Scrambling of Clues: Paul Resika, Geometry and the Sea

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

A two-part show at Bookstein Projects and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Installation shot of the room selected by Riccardo Muti with Masaccio's Trinity.

The Museum Reimagined: “Carta Bianca” at Museo di Capodimonte

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Locals let loose with famed Naples collection, through June 17

Käthe Kollwitz, Seed-Corn Must Not be Ground, 1941. Lithograph , 14.5 x 15.5 inches. Private collection, Courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne

The Volunteers: Graphic Arts by Käthe Kollwitz and Sue Coe

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

An exhibition of powerful political work at Galerie St. Etienne, through March 10

Graham Nickson, Bather with Reflector, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Betty Cuningham Gallery

The Ideal Site: Graham Nickson at Betty Cuningham

Friday, December 15th, 2017

His show is on view through December 22

installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch

Dispelled Illusions: Kenny Scharf takes on Color Field

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

on view at Jeffrey Deitch in Soho through December 22