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.
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.
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.
The Ulises bookshop, which opened this past weekend in Philadelphia, focuses on books as a lens onto contemporary art.
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.