26 August 2013

Barry Schwabsky: Words for Art

Words For Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice

Words For Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice is AICA-USA member Barry Schwabsky's latest collection of essays.  Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and an editor for international reviews at Artforum, is a practitioner of what curator James Meyer describes as "a criticism of varied interests and passionate opinions."  The 20 essays and book reviews that comprise Words For Art assess the practices and precepts of a wide range of artists, critics, and historians--from E. H. Gombrich's theory of perception and Walter Benjamin' views on color to the conceptual underpinnings of Mel Bochner's word paintings and the complications of Jack Tworkov's belief in the need for ethics in art.

Words For Art is published by Sternberg Press.  Schwabsky will discuss his new collection of essays with art historian and critic Howard Singerman as part of the 2013 NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Sunday, September 22, 1-2 PM.

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