In The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting, Schwabsky’s readable and often chirpy essays philosophically examine what painting is and can become through an observer’s encounter.
How Painting Survives in the Digital Era
In her new book, The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium, critic Isabelle Graw ruminates on how painting remains omnipresent within the contemporary capitalist system and digital economy.
Goodbye to All That: Why Do Artists Reject the Art World?
Martin Herbert’s latest book is a collection of essays about 10 artists who play with the system, struggle against it, or walk away altogether.
A New Bookstore in Philly Offers Much More than Books
The Ulises bookshop, which opened this past weekend in Philadelphia, focuses on books as a lens onto contemporary art.
An Essay Collection Wanders Through Centuries of Cultural Curiosities
In his essay on Andy Warhol’s 1964 film “Empire,” writer, critic, and public intellectual Brian Dillon turns what many would consider an invitation to deeply nap into an invitation to deeply look.