First, I must make a correction before I launch into my latest discussion of shows I’ve seen. The correction concerns the phrase “zombie formalism.” From two references in the NY Times, I mistakenly assumed in the last print edition issue of FMD that this was a coinage of its senior critic, Roberta Smith, Read More
Report from the Front
Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. New shows: "events;" how to support the online edition: "works."
July 13, 2014
Another promenade on the Upper East Side yields me two more shows moderately worthy of a visit, and one real do-not-miss. The first two are at Acquavella and The Met, the third at Jill Newhouse, at 4 East 81st Street conveniently located just between the other two.
July 6, 2014
Three current sculpture shows have attracted my attention this summer: one at the Met, one at the Frick, and one at Freedman Art. By coincidence, they’re all on the Upper East Side, so I was able to take them in during one long day. Dealing with them in reverse chronological order, I shall offer the most recent first, the next most recent second, and the most ancient, third. Read More