Art Critics' Reading List

MARIA ELENA BUSZEK

MARIA ELENA BUSZEK

Maria Elena Buszek, Ph.D., is a scholar, critic, curator and associate professor of art history at the University of Colorado Denver. Her recent publications include the books Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture (Duke University Press Books, 2006) and Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke, 2011). She has also contributed writing to [...]



JAMES LOUGH

JAMES LOUGH

James Lough teaches nonfiction writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the writing department, which he formerly directed. His book This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out in New York’s Chelsea 1980-1995 was published by Schaffner Press in 2013. He is also the author of Spheres of Awareness [...]



ROBIN VAN DEN AKKER

ROBIN VAN DEN AKKER

Robin van den Akker is a lecturer in cultural studies and philosophy at Erasmus University College Rotterdam, where he also coordinates the humanities program and Centre for Art and Philosophy. He is founding editor of Notes on Metamodernism, an academic webzine and research platform that attempts to map and analyze changes in [...]



TIMOTHEUS VERMEULEN

TIMOTHEUS VERMEULEN

Timotheus Vermeulen is assistant professor of cultural theory at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands where he also heads the Centre for New Aesthetics. He has written about contemporary aesthetics and culture for, among others, The Journal of Aesthetics & Culture, Screen and Texte Zur Kunst and is a regular contributor to [...]



MAX RYYNÄNEN

MAX RYYNÄNEN

Max Ryynänen, a Helsinki-based scholar, curator and critic, directs the master of arts program of the ViCCA (Visual Culture and Contemporary Art) at Aalto University in Finland, where he also teaches aesthetics, art theory and academic skills. Ryynänen has taken part in establishing and running two Helsinki galleries (ROR and Kallio Kunsthalle). [...]



EMILIANO VALDES

EMILIANO VALDES

Emiliano Valdés is chief curator at the Museum of Modern Art of Medellin, Colombia. He recently co-curated the 10th Gwangju Biennale and was co-director of Proyectos Ultravioleta, a Guatemala City-based multifaceted platform for experimentation in contemporary art. Valdés also was curator and head of visual arts at Centro Cultural de España in [...]



JAIMEY HAMILTON FARIS

JAIMEY HAMILTON FARIS

Jaimey Hamilton Faris is associate professor of critical theory and contemporary art at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She has contributed articles to Art Journal, October and InVisible Culture. She also has essays in edited volumes published by the Centre Pompidou and Oxford University Press. Her recent book, Uncommon Goods: Global Dimensions of the Readymade [...]



JOZEF KOVALČIK

JOZEF KOVALČIK

Jozef Kovalčik studied philosophy and aesthetics, receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from Trnava University, Slovakia. He is a research fellow and vice rector at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where he teaches theory of art and theory of design. His research focuses on the relation [...]



DAVID PAGEL

DAVID PAGEL

David Pagel is an art critic who reviews exhibitions for the Los Angeles Times and writes catalog essays, recent examples of which include Tim Bavington: Poptimist (Azusa Pacific Arts Press), Leslie Wayne: Rags (Jack Shainman Gallery) and Kathy Butterly: Enter (Tibor de Nagy Gallery), all published in 2014. He is an adjunct [...]



DAMON WILLICK

DAMON WILLICK

Damon Willick is associate professor of modern and contemporary art history at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a contributing editor to X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. His writing has appeared in such journals as X-TRA, Art Lies, Spiritus, East of Borneo and Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, as well as [...]