Paul Galvez


September 2017

Curated by Cécile Debray Between two bouts of military service in 1904 and 1914, André Derain—one of the original Fauves and certainly the best not named Matisse—executed three bodies of work that secured his place in the second tier of … READ ON



May 2017

Curated by Friedemann Malsch Outside of small gallery shows, there have been few opportunities in recent years to see the extraordinary work of this Zagreb, Croatia–based postwar collective. In MoMA’s cacophonous 2015 exhibition “Transmissions,”… READ ON


Blake Rayne

March 2017

I have seen the work of Blake Rayne in bits and pieces over the years, and in each instance I have been puzzled by what I like to call the ugly ducklings nestled within his installations. By this I mean the one work out of a gaggle of beauties… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]


February 2015

ON NEW YORK'S HIGH LINE, between Gansevoort Street and the Standard Hotel, a black monolith encrusted with strange paneled reliefs rises from the disused railroad tracks that run through this elevated park. There seem to be objects embedded… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]


Michel Serres interviewed by Paul Galvez

September 2013

MICHEL SERRES is one of the most important philosophers of recent decades—and yet he remains little known to the English-speaking world. This may be partly because he is as much an aesthetic voice as he is an analytical one: Celebrated for … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]


May 2013

ONE OF THE MOST HACKNEYED ROUTINES of art criticism is the up-close-and-personal account of the artist at work. This usually involves the writer’s physical presence (“I’m sitting in X’s studio . . .”) tethered to some unforeseen calamity (… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2013 [TOC]

Le Pont

May 2013

Curated by Thierry Ollat En route to Paris in 1792, a revolutionary volunteer army from Marseilles marched to the beat of the catchy, bloodthirsty tune “La Marseillaise,” which soon became the French national anthem. This year, the traffic … READ ON


“A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance”

October 2012

Taking its title from David Hockney’s iconic 1967 painting of a California swimming pool, “A Bigger Splash” will attempt to map the expanded field of painting-as-performance since Jackson Pollock.… READ ON


Isabelle Cornaro

October 2012

Just as some of the best recent French art is made by artists who live or have lived outside France, many of its best exhibitions take place outside Paris, in the provinces, where regional institutions subject themselves to risks that their… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2012 [TOC]

“Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions Of Arcadia”

May 2012

The largest paintings Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne ever made—Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897–98, and The Large Bathers, 1906, respectively—will be shown side by side in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Visions… READ ON