Barry Schwabsky

Barry Schwabsky is the art critic of The Nation. He has been writing about art for the magazine since 2005, and his essays have appeared in many other publications, including Flash Art (Milan), Artforum, the London Review of Books and Art in America. His books include The Widening Circle: Con­sequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting and several volumes of poetry, the most recent being Book Left Open in the Rain (Black Square Editions/The Brooklyn Rail). Schwabsky has contributed to books and catalogs on artists such as Henri Matisse, Alighiero Boetti, Jessica Stockholder and Gillian Wearing, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, New York University, Goldsmiths College (University of London) and Yale University.
Barry Schwabsky - The Observer Effect - On Contemporary Painting
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
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A wide-ranging collection of texts on contemporary painting, by one of its most finest observer today.
Barry Schwabsky - Words for Art - Criticism, History, Theory, Practice
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Surveying figures ranging from Clement Greenberg to Jacques Derrida, this compendium of 20 short essays by New York-based critic Barry Schwabsky focuses on his reflections on art writing itself.
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