David Reed

LIGHT REPAIRS: A ROUNDTABLE ON THE RESTORATION OF MARK ROTHKO’S HARVARD MURALS

June 2015

WHEN IS A PAINTING not a painting anymore?  In 1962, Mark Rothko created the Harvard Murals, a set of six monumental paintings, five of which were displayed in the penthouse dining room of the university’s Holyoke Center, a windowed perch … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

Arthur Danto (1924–2013)

David Reed on Arthur Danto (1924–2013)

March 2014

AFTER READING Arthur’s “The Transfiguration of the Commonplace” (1974) on the recommendation of the poet, Ann Lauterbach, I went to a talk he gave in 1984 in the library of the New York Studio School on West Eighth Street. That night, hearing… READ ON

PASSAGES

THEIR FAVORITE EXHIBITIONS OF THE YEAR

THE ARTISTS’ ARTISTS

December 2007

To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions were, in their eyes, the very best of 2007. Contributions by ten of those artists have been reproduced below. For the rest, … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2007 [TOC]

THE MOURNING AFTER: A ROUNDTABLE

February 2003

Few funerals have been as indecorous as the one held for painting in the early ’80s. Was the deceased truly dead, and, if so, in whose name could the death certificate be signed? Or was this a burial without a corpse, another instance of the… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2003 [TOC]

the best books of the year

Books: Best of 2002

December 2002

Linda Nochlin  Two books very different in approach and subject matter stand out this year: Richard Meyer’s Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art (Oxford University Press) and Georges Didi-Huberman’s… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2002 [TOC]

MAKING WAVES: THE LEGACY OF LEE LOZANO

September 2001

LEE LOZANO ISN'T EXACTLY A HOUSEHOLD NAME—even in art houses. But in the 1960s and early ’70s, she was very much part of New York’s art scene; she knew everyone and is remembered as an intense and engaging figure (her inamorati included such… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2001 [TOC]

BEST OF THE ’90s: BOOKS

Books

December 1999

Homi K. Bhabha: The times are out of joint, perhaps never more so than when we are seduced by that decade-end desire to say, One last time, what was the great work of the ’90s? The ’90s began in the late late ’80s with the big bang of The … READ ON

IN PRINT December 1999