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Art In Conversation

LEONARDO DREW with Charles Schultz

Leonardo Drew (b. 1961) considers himself an elder statesman of the art world.

Art In Conversation


A painter and mixed-media and video artist with a unique, bifurcated practice, Howardena Pindell makes both sumptuous process-driven abstract works and pull-no-punches issue-based works that call out racism, sexism, and other injustices.

Art In Conversation

HITO STEYERL with Osman Can Yerebakan

Presenting a commissioned video installation and existing work by multimedia artist Hito Steyerl, Drill at the Park Avenue Armory is the Berlin-based artist’s most expansive presentation in the United States to date.

Art In Conversation

GERD STERN with Raymond Foye

Gerd Stern is a poet, painter, sculptor, and media artist. His oral history, From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist: 1948–1978, was published by The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

A Tribute to Okwui Enwezor

In Okwui Enwezor the world has lost a great interpreter of the present day and a brilliant curator.

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

An artist isn’t motivated by need alone. One of the unique aspects of pursuing an artistic life is that the intent of such a life is driven by a personal vision and, if there is an economics of that desire, it is for “more vision.” Adolph Gottlieb believed, unequivocally, that to be an artist was the ultimate life choice. He also acutely knew, however, that from this choice, pragmatic necessities do, unavoidably, arise.

From the Publisher & Artistic Director

Dear Friends and Readers,

No work of art has ever prevented or stopped a war. No work of art has ever solved poverty, unemployment, or any other political or social crisis. Yet, imagine a world without works of art...

Editor's Message Guest Critic

Unvarnished Truths

The history of restoration–today we call it “conservation” in order to distinguish it from a misbegotten 19th-century notion of returning the work of art to some imagined pristine original state–is fraught with controversy.

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Art Books

In Memoriam


In Memoriam

Field Notes


The Brooklyn Rail

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