Posts Tagged ‘The New Criterion’

Summer reading suggestions

A couple of months ago I came across a fascinating little book published by Frieze in 1998. It was a bibliography intended to help young artists to become better young artists. The material was solicited from a few dozen art world people (artists, critics, curators) by Jerry Saltz, who also edited the volume. The same […]

Tony DeLap Retrospective at the Laguna Art Museum

One of the bast museum shows I have seen in a while turned out to be a retrospective of a local artist in a local museum. My review of it is on The New Criterion site.  

Manchester Art Gallery “Challenging a Victorian fantasy” is a clumsy publicity stunt

In the latest tragical-comical episode linking the art world and the #MeToo movement, a group of artists and activists, with the help of the gallery’s curator, removed a seminal Pre-Raphaelite artwork from the wall of the Manchester Art Gallery “to initiate a discussion.” My analysis of what happened was just published in Dispatches section of […]

I am shocked! Why risqué paintings do not need warning labels

#MeToo is in the news again (still), now going after paintings with unpalatable content. My article “A Warning about the Balthus Warning,” just posted in the Dispatch section of The New Criterion. It explains why it is a very bad idea to decide whether an artwork deserves to grace museum walls based on how offensive […]

Press, Reviews and Media For Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies by Dave Hickey — Compiled and Edited by Julia Friedman

Las Vegas Weekly ▸ Kristen Peterson, Feb 10: Dave Hickey’s New Facebook Books . Los Angeles Times ▸ Carolina Miranda, Feb 10: 9 Must-See Events @ L.A. Art Book Fair . The New Criterion ▸ James Panero ▸ Critic’s Notebook, January 25: “Dave Hickey and Julia Friedman, Wasted Words and Dust Bunnies?” . . Observer.com ▸ Ryan Steadman, January 20: “Art Critic Dave […]

Viva Skype! Guest Speakers in HIDA’s Writing Art & Design Criticism Seminar

With four more weeks of the course still ahead of us, the Writing Art & Design Criticism seminar students have already had a chance to welcome several well-regarded art critics and art writers, including Lee Ambrozy, the editor-at-large for Artforum.com.cn and the editor and translator of Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews and Digital Rants 2006–2009 (MIT Press, 2011 http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ai-weiweis-blog). She is also one of […]