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Announcing our new Podcast: State of the Arts

After months of preparation, my friend Sarah and I are launching a new Podcast. Called “State of the Arts,” the podcast is devoted to exploring how art and its history shape our world today. The podcast’s accompanying

Artforum.com review of Clement Valla at TRANSFER

With all of the end-of-semester hubub, I forgot to post a link to my review of the Clement Valla show at TRANSFER in Brooklyn. I had been wanting to check out the space for a while, and wasn’t disappointed; after I saw the show, I went to meet a friend of mine from MIT at the opening of a nearby perfumery, and ending up dragging him back to Transfer to see the show with me (in the rain!). …

Fall 2014 Lectures

In addition to the previously-announced event in Boston, I’ll be doing a few more One Day University lectures this fall. Here’s the latest complete list:

September 21: Boston, with the Boston Globe

October 19: Minneapolis

Through the Looking-Glass, Darkly

If you have any interest in the 1960s, psychedelic drugs, and/or contemporary art, you may enjoy “Through the Looking-Glass, Darkly," my review of two recent books devoted to the topic of psychedelic art, which was just published in the Winter 2013 issue of

September 2014 Lecture in Boston (and a milestone!)

This September, I’ll be traveling to a familiar city with One Day U: Boston! In partnership with the Boston Globe, One Day U will present a full-day event on September 21st at the Westin Copley Place. You can learn more and purchase tickets

Update on “In Defense of Art History"

I’m very grateful that my article “Against Playing the Short Game: In Defense of Art History” has found an audience, both on The Toast (where it was published) and beyond. Since its publication, it’s been linked to by the

Against Playing the Short Game: In Defense of Art History

As you may have heard, President Obama made an offhand derogotary remark about the economic value of majoring in art history last week; I’m very lucky that the website The Toast agreed to publish my response to his remarks today. …

Spring 2014 One Day U Lectures

One Day U continues to grow! Having just returned from lecturing at their event with the Dallas Morning News in Dallas, I’m looking forward to participating in the following One Day U events this spring:

Tampa(with the

Artforum.com review of Stan Douglas at David Zwirner

Stan Douglas’s work Luanda-Kinshasamay be my favorite of his works yet; you can read my review of it for Artforum.com (which was featured in their January newsletter)here.


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Artforum.com review of Katherine Bauer at Microscope Gallery

I’ve been watching the Microscope Gallery for a while, and I was happy to get the chance to review Katherine Bauer’s Bataille-influenced show; the review is posted on Artforum.comhere.

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