Saturday, November 14th, 2020
 
Installation view of works by Matt Freedman currently on view in Williamsburg in a pop-up group exhibition
This 2014 article on Matt Freedman is offered as tribute to the artist who died recently ...
Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
 
Installation view of Kara Walker’s Turbine Hall Commission 2019, Fons Americanus. ©Tate photography, Photo by Matt Greenwood.
The American artist Kara Walker poses questions about slavery’s history and legacy with a major UK commission. ...
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
 
Vera Iliatova
The Ties That Bind, 2019
oil on canvas, 24 by 30 inches. Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery, New York.
The work of earlier artists can be found in scenes from this expat Russian painter’s adolescence. ...
 

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Panelists, left to right: Alexi Worth, Martha Schwendener, David Cohen, Nickolas Pappas. Photo: Gregg Richards/Brooklyn Public Library

The Whitney Biennial: Podcast of The Review Panel from June 2019


David Cohen’s guests were Karen E. Jones, Sophie Kovel and Christian Viveros-Fauné

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Andy Warhol, Silver Liz (diptych), 1963. Silkscreen ink, acrylic, and spray paint on linen, two panels: 40 × 80 inches. Private collection; promised gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Time-Capsule Formula: Warhol at the Whitney


Our critic descries a kitchen-sink approach to curating

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

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Introducing Sophie Kovel


making her debut on The Review Panel tonight

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Roscoe Mitchell performs with works by Alain Kirili at the artist's White Street studio, 2019. Photo: Ariane Lopez-Huici

Alain Kirili and Vision Festival: First visual artist honored with lifetime achievement award at legendary “free jazz” fixture


24th annual festival opens June 11

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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The Cognitive Dissident: Bruce Pearson at Ronald Feldman


His seventh solo at the Soho gallery closes June 8

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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Dual Visions: Len Bellinger and Denise Sfraga in Bushwick


Through June 2 at M. David & Co. on Bogart Street

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

“He Was Free and Brave”: Thomas Nozkowski, 1944-2019


“You don’t hear much these days about strength of character, but Tom had that, with kindness backed by confidence. As well, he was free and brave: a dissenting but platonic American.” These are the words of Schjeldahl who, with 20 other admirers and friends of the late artist joined me at artcritical in a garland of tributes. The other…

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Arcmanoro Niles, Bad Kid, It Wasn't Love. (Like My Daddy's the Devil), 2018, Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 45 1/2 x 40 inches

Paper Heart: Arcmanoro Niles discusses his work with Virginia Wagner


His show was at Rachel Uffner Gallery earlier this spring

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Ryan Oskin, Double Skin, 2018 (back view). UV curable ink on aluminum, 46.5 x 29.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist via ryanoskin.info.

If These Walls Could Talk: Ryan Oskin and Kate Stone at Transmitter


Ryan Oskin and Kate Stone: Inside Out at Transmitter March 29 to May 5, 2019 1329 Willoughby Avenue, 2A, between Wycoff and St. Nicholas Brooklyn, transmitter.nyc Any twelve-year-old with Photoshop can tell you about the inherent untruthfulness of photography, and yet our predilection to accept visuals as facts extends beyond the image. We see the…

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

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The artcritical Mailing List


I’m taking the liberty here of writing a message to personal contacts from my gmail address book because some friends and colleagues have complained recently that they have “fallen off” the artcritical mailing list. This might, in some cases, have been a subtle criticism to the effect that we have fallen off in our commitment to…