For Atlanta critic Cinque Hicks, art in 2013 posed a lot of abstract questions. The Museum of Modern Art’s Inventing Abstraction and the Walker Art Center’s Painter Painter punctuated a year that led critic Pepe Karmel to assert that the golden age of abstract painting is right now. Be that as it may, 2013 for…
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Our esteemed guest writer returns with his take on the role of ‘community’ and how the democracy of art can take a wrong turn.
This two-part series asks tough questions and searches for historical context for recent controversies over public art.