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Art In Conversation

McArthur Binion with David Rhodes

David Rhodes speaks to McArthur Binion about his life, career, and current exhibition.

Art In Conversation

John Currin with Phong H. Bui

Phong H. Bui speaks with John Currin about his new group of paintings during the last few days of their completion.

Art In Conversation

Avery Singer with Jason Rosenfeld

Jason Rosenfeld speaks with Avery Singer about her first solo show at Hauser & Wirth.

Art In Conversation

Mickalene Thomas with Amber Jamilla Musser

Amber Jamilla Musser speaks with Mickalene Thomas about the artist’s processes of art-making, collaboration, and portraiture.

Art In Conversation

Christo with Sabine Mirlesse

The last interview with Christo, Sabine Mirlesse speaks with the artist about the realization of Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped.

Jesse Murry
Expressionism: 1980

A Jesse Murry moderated discussion on “expressionism” from the historic panel series Artists Talk on Art “New Critics.”

The Alchemist:
A Profile of Jack Brogan

Lawrence Weschler profiles the great art fabricator, Jack Brogan.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers,

Who could forget floods of images of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when swarms of desperate South Vietnamese scaled the walls of the American embassy, hoping to get to any helicopter that would carry them away from the North communist regime? Recently, in Kabul, on August 15, 2021, equally desperate Afghans mounted the walls of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, and filled the runways, hoping to do the same: escape from the Taliban.

Editor's Message

How Long Is Now?

In this past year and a half, we have lived a new experience of time—a suspended time, infinitely dilated in its “here-and-now”—during the pandemic that has profoundly changed our lives, both individually and collectively, the world over. Upon being invited to guest edit the present “Critics Page,” while reflecting on the contemporary condition that such a rupture has created, I was prompted to explore issues of temporality by posing a question that I felt could capture, and build on, the current moment of transformation: how long is now? It is a deliberately open-ended question in its possible outlines so as to allow the embrace of different approaches and perspectives.


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Art Books

In Memoriam

Field Notes

The Miraculous


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2021

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