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David Craven

David Craven is the Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico.

Dore Ashton’s Engagé—Art Criticism in the Face of Contemporary Tragedies

A sense of life’s tragic dimensions has sometimes produced art criticism that does more than merely conclude in futile, Sisyphean fashion with some supposedly unchanging “condition humaine.” After all, tragedy in art is not always about hopelessness, nor is it necessarily even humorless.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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