What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with art critics, Plus Related Events
Forthcoming Title
October–November 2018

Equal parts oral history and analysis of craft, Jarrett  Earnest’s new book, What It Means To Write About Art: Interviews with art critics offers an unprecedented overview of American art writing. His wide-ranging conversations with critics, historians, journalists, novelists, poets and theorists illustrate different ways of writing, thinking and looking at art.

Available for preorder from David Zwirner Books

Related Events:

Wednesday, October 24, 7 PM (doors 6:30 PM)
David Zwirner, 519 West 19th Street, New York
Free and open to the public: Email rsvp@davidzwirner.com to confirm attendance

Jarrett Earnest will bring to life the questions he asks in a conversation with Rosalind Krauss and Molly Nesbit.

Rosalind Krauss is a critic and historian who reoriented the discipline of art history by incorporating structuralist, poststructuralist, and psychoanalytic theory into an analysis of modern and contemporary art. Krauss is a professor of art at Columbia University.

Molly Nesbit is a historian known for charting the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French avant-garde in two books: Atget's Seven Albums (1992) and Their Common Sense (2000). Nesbit is a professor of art at Vassar College.

Thursday, November 1, 7:30 PM
The Strand, 828 Broadway, New York
Ticketed: $5 Admission + Gift Card | $32.50 Admission + Signed Copy

Jarrett Earnest in conversation with Peter Schjeldahl and Paul Chaat Smith. 

Peter Schjeldahl has been a prominent voice in the New York art world since the 1970s, producing some of the most vivid and insightful accounts of paintings ever written. Schjeldahl has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 and is currently the magazine’s art critic.

Paul Chaat Smith is a major voice in contemporary Native art and culture—creative, funny, and searingly humane. Smith joined the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2001, where he currently serves as Associate Curator.

Image: What It Means To Write About Art: Interviews with art critics, front and back covers. Photo by Kyle Knodell.