David Carrier

David Carrier is a philosopher who writes art criticism. His Aesthetic Theory, Abstract Art and Lawrence Carroll (Bloomsbury) and with Joachim Pissarro, Aesthetics of the Margins/ The Margins of Aesthetics: Wild Art Explained (Penn State University Press) were published in 2018. He is writing a book about the historic center of Naples, and with Pissarro he conducted a sequence of interviews with museum directors for Brooklyn Rail. He is a regular contributor to Hyperallergic.

The Remarkable Art of Idris Khan

In Praise of Generosity: My Collaboration with Mark Roskill

How To Use Philosophy: The Achievement of Alexander Nehamas

Why What’s Happening in Art Museums Matters Right Now

Does Artforum have a Future?

The Present State of Our Art World

Tourism and Its Discontents. The Case of Venice

Katy Hessel’s The Story of Art Without Men

An Almost Perfect Guidebook: Martin Gayford’s Venice. City of Pictures

Rethinking Fundamentals: The Important Lesson of Julian Bell’s Art History

Jack the Wolf: A Great Abstract Painter’s Children’s Story

Revisiting the Modernist Canon: Pepe Karmel’s Looking at Picasso

Richard Shiff, Our Most Original Writer about Contemporary Art

Gary Schwartz’s Scrupulous Art History

Joachim Pissarro’s Radical Art History

Why Lydia Goehr’s Philosophy Writing Matters: the Future of Aesthetics

In Praise of Joseph Masheck, Art Critic

Judith Bernstein, an Artist for Our Times

Death and the Afterlife: An Essay on Contemporary Visual Art

The City as an Ideal Art Museum

The Art World System

The Essential Importance of John Yau’s Art Writing

How I Entered the Art World

A Great Museum in Zagreb, Croatia

Living With Art

Caravaggio/Poussin: The Politics of Art History Writing

Cultural Relativism, Identity Politics and Contemporary Visual Art

On the Morality Inherent in the Practice of Art Criticism

William Anthony (1934-2022) RIP

Paul Cezanne-an Artist for Our Time

The Time for Hyperallergic Has Come

Why The Brooklyn Rail Matters 

The Radically Changing Art Market

On Making Right What You’ve Gotten Wrong: How An Art Writer Learns from His Errors

Can Contemporary Art Displays Outside of the Art Museum Matter?

One Practical Way to Make Art Museum Exhibitions More Accessible

How to Save the Public Art Museums (A modest proposal!)

Art World Life: Learning from Jerry Saltz’s Art is life

A Modest Proposal for Curators of Survey Art Exhibitions

What Happens when Culture is too Expensive?

Why Art Museums are Changing

Why Black American Art Matters Right Now

The Contradictions of the Contemporary Art Museum