Barry Schwabsky

Art Critic

Barry Schwabsky is the art critic of The Nation.

Three Figures

The 2015 Venice Biennale The 2015 Venice Biennale

Islands of meaning in a morass of incoherence.

Jul 2, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

An Experimental Life

An Experimental Life An Experimental Life

Sonia Delaunay breathed art like others lived alcohol or crime.

Jun 2, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Inside Out

Inside Out Inside Out

With its new building, the Whitney Museum is now the best place to see modern and contemporary art in New York City.

May 6, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Silence and Slow Time

Silence and Slow Time Silence and Slow Time

The art of On Kawara.

Mar 20, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

The Zeitgeist of No Zeitgeist

The Zeitgeist of No Zeitgeist The Zeitgeist of No Zeitgeist

MoMA’s “Forever Now” trumpets art with a shallow sense of tradition.

Jan 26, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Letters Letters

Mutualize Uber?… what a mensch!… too broad a brush… make ’em care!… nobody does it better…

Jan 13, 2015 / Letters / Our Readers and Barry Schwabsky

The Picasso Variations

The Picasso Variations The Picasso Variations

Why the painter’s late work veers from the sloppy to the sublime.

Jan 7, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Artists Keeping Secrets

Artists Keeping Secrets Artists Keeping Secrets

The eloquent silences of Albert York and Judith Scott.

Dec 9, 2014 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

From the Dirty Silences

From the Dirty Silences From the Dirty Silences

Must art confront ugly realities with an ugliness of its own?

Nov 11, 2014 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Pictures of Icarus

Pictures of Icarus Pictures of Icarus

With his cutouts, Henri Matisse tried to free himself from gravity.

Oct 21, 2014 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

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