Selected Art Journalism

Art Fairs & Art Market

Berlin Art Week builds on its strengths (2014)

Colombian art is having a moment: The ArtBo fair is just part of a thriving scene in Bogotá (2014)

Arco’s ‘animo’ appeal: Madrid fair marked by improved mood, as well as confusion over VAT rules (2014)


Why Latin America is hotter than ever: How a group of curators, collectors and scholars put a continent on the art-world map (2013)

Artist interviews

Pedro Reyes’s roaming clinic comes to Miami (2014)

Carsten Nicolai on why he’s transformed Hong Kong’s tallest buildng into a pulsating work of art (2014)

Pilvi Takala’s Frieze Project (2013)

Antiquities & Archeology

Spain returns ‘small museum’ of artefacts to Colombia: Nearly 700 works confiscated by Spanish police in a 2003 drug trafficking and money laundering investigation were handed over this week (2014)

Archaeologists discover two Maya cities in Calakmul: Lagunita and Tamchen pose new questions about the diversity of Pre-Colombian culture (2014)

Row erupts in Mexico over chocolate museums at Mayan sites: National archaeology institute’s management of Unesco heritage sites called into question (2013)


Artist who tested limits of freedom of expression in Cuba warned off Havana Biennial: Tania Bruguera plans to challenge back-to-back detentions in Cuban Courts (2015)

Amid student protests, Venezuelan museums take art to the streets: Programme planned to send works from national collections on school tours (2014)

‘Pop-up’ Pompidou coming to Mexico? (2014)

Artists reject €30,000 prizes to protest Spain’s ‘embarrassing’ cultural policies (2014)

Women have their say at Google’s Cultural Institute in Paris: The Centre Pompidou’s curator Camille Morineau has organised a series of talks and hopes to one day create a ladies-only archive (2014)

Panama biennial under fire: Boycotts, disputes and deportation overshadow first Bienal del Sur (2013)

Is the Prado’s Colossus by Goya after all? (2013)

Selected Art Previews & Reviews (of those available online)

Charles Ray: Classical allusions given a contemporary twist

Mexico: a Revolution in Art, 1910-40

Ana Mendieta: Traces at Hayward Gallery, London

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Photographs 1975-2012

Damian Ortega at The Freud Museum, London

Cardiff prize show isn’t afraid to talk politics: The sixth edition of Artes Mundi includes work by artists responding to recent conflicts

Rivane Neuenschwander – ‘A Day Like Any Other’ at the New Museum

Critical Writing on Art

Confronting the “Death” of Art Criticism

Music Journalism – Live Reviews

múm at Logan Square Auditorium: Live review

Andrew W.K. and the Calder Quartet at Lakeshore Theater: Live review

Grizzly Bear gives a hush-hush Sunday sermon for Sound Opinions

The Walkmen + White Rabbits at Lincoln Hall: Live Review

Political writing

Labor struggles today: A report on a recent civil disobedience action in Chicago

Politics of the contemporary student Left


Art Criticism

Critical evaluation, analysis, and research on contemporary political art works.

Beuys’ Concept of Social Sculpture and Relational Art Practices Today

“Best of Chicago Art Magazine” re-post. Originally appeared in Chicago Art Criticism on 2/28/10

German artist Joseph Beuys’s work appears unfathomable: his entire oeuvre engaged...

Theories Are Sometimes Inverted Images: Beuys’s Concept of Social Sculpture (Part II)

Originally published in 2010 at Chicago Art Criticism.

We will once again depart with the idea that Joseph Beuys’s work appears unfathomable.

Looking at images of...

Jeremy Deller’s Battle with History and Art

Originally published in 2010 at Chicago Art Criticism.

Turner prize-winning artist, Jeremy Deller, installed his traveling project, It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq, at the Museum...

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