Remembering Peter Schjeldahl: indispensable critic, poet, and lyrical observer of the embodied experience of art
His direct and personal style made him a well-respected chronicler of the US art scene for over 50 years
Peter Schjeldahl, the revered art critic for the New Yorker, has died, aged 80
Following stints at Art News and the Village Voice, and as a poet, Schjeldahl joined the New Yorker in 1998, becoming one of the most influential art critics of his generation
Dave Hickey, influential critic who saw art as inseparable from everyday life, has died aged 82
He prized accessible writing and paired discussions of sports and food with his artistic analyses in widely read books like ‘The Invisible Dragon’ and ‘Air Guitar’
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
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
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
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
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.
Today’s frenetic art world pushes criticism to the sidelines—and many critics are not helping matters
Do art critics still matter?
“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
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