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Fine Art news and analysis from The Nation
November 9, 2022
Teju Cole’s Elegiac Criticism
For the novelist and photographer, to see—and to write about what one sees—is a way to confront the hard facts of the world.
November 8, 2022
The Outer Limits of Painting
Recent shows from Rick Lowe and Mary Heilmann subvert expectations of the medium, their work exploring social life and its imperfections past the confines of the canvas.
October 26, 2022
At a time when art criticism was becoming more and more scholastic in tone, Peter Schjeldahl proudly upheld the banner of belletristic criticism.
October 12, 2022
Beyond the Wall: On Rick Barton
An exhibition of drawings by a forgotten Bay Area artist is a feat of curating, reminding us that museums can a still shine a light on remarkable work.
September 27, 2022
“Art as Solidarity” and Little Amal
Little Amal visited Andrea Arroyo’s exhibition “Art as Solidarity,” which is on view on the facade of the United Palace in Upper Manhattan.
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September 21, 2022
Days of Their Lives: Steve Brodner’s “Living & Dying in America”
A personal memorial by the renowned cartoonist.
with an introduction by
September 7, 2022
Is the Avant-Garde Still Avant-Garde?
Today’s radical art movements can always congeal into tomorrow’s orthodoxy.
September 6, 2022
Letters From the September 19/26, 2022, Issue
Studying ecology… Pipelines to plowshares… Graphic depictions…
August 31, 2022
Celebration on the streets.
August 31, 2022
The Secret Powers of William Klein
Using the street as his studio, he did more than just freeze a time and place in one frame. His photographs captured the world in motion.