Art critic

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Obituaries

Germano Celant—champion of Arte Povera—dies of coronavirus, aged 80

Critic and curator was also the first to bring together contemporary art and fashion

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Books

Books: Two books explore newer ways of seeing the world (and art) with varying degrees of success

Where Ossian Ward provides a handy guide, Charles Saatchi fails to impress

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Books

Books: Have curators and collectors replaced critics? Paul Wood demystifies while Alistair Hicks disappoints

Two very different books speak to a worrying trend in the critique of art

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March 2012

Andrea Fraser: exposing the art world from within

From mock guided tours to a sexual encounter with a collector, the US artist's work is a unique form of institutional critique

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Interviews

Interview with Robert Storr: Most theory has little bearing on art

The critic and curator spoke to The Art Newspaper about the role of art theory, and what advice he is giving to his students in today’s artistic climate.

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Art market

Today’s frenetic art world pushes criticism to the sidelines—and many critics are not helping matters

Do art critics still matter?

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News

“Curator’s essay traduces my wife’s work” says husband of Lee Bontecou

William Giles stated that an essay by Robert Storr misrepresented Bontecou's work

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Features

A review of art in the UK media: Dumbing down or opening up?

The question of whether society gets the art it deserves, or merely what it is prepared to tolerate