Barry Schwabsky Joins Border Crossings

Border Crossing’s editor, Meeka Walsh, is delighted to announce that Barry Schwabsky has joined the magazine as a Contributing Editor. Recognized as one of the foremost critics of modern and contemporary painting, his introductions to Phaidon’s Vitamin P: New Perspectives on Painting series are now considered canonical.

In Border Crossings he will shift his focus and turn his discriminating eye on books of photography in a regular column called PictureLibrary. His first contribution as a columnist is included in our recent special issue on Photography and looks at photobooks by Moyra Davey, Diana Michener, Donna Ferrato and Lee Materazzi.

Mr. Schwabsky’s relationship with Border Crossings goes back 12 years and over that period he has written essays and reviews on a wide range of artists and issues, including Tracy Emin, Sue Williams, AR Penck, Michael Snow, Lee Ufan and the influence of Picasso on a current generation of young painters.

Barry Schwabsky is a critic, teacher, editor and poet who has published 8 books of art criticism and poetry. He has written or contributed to monographs on Gillian Carnegie, Jessica Stockholder, Dana Schutz, Alex Katz and Gillian Wearing and has contributed essays and articles to a number of magazines, including Art in America, Flash Art, frieze and the London Review of Books.

He is the art critic for The Nation and is the co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. He has given lectures on art around the world and has taught at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, the Pratt Institute, Yale University and Goldsmith’s College in London, UK.

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