Elliot J. Reichert is a Chicago-based curator, critic, and editor.


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The Death of the Critic

There is an ironic faith in art criticism that is inherent to every effort to write about its death. It is as if writing itself can save us from the void of what art writing has become. In the face of such a death—the critic’s own, in the end—we wield the only weapon against uncertainty that we have ever known—the pen, the typewriter, and these days, the laptop. By confronting the end of art writing through writing itself, the critic extends the foolish hope that perhaps we will again fill the void with enough words, that we will keep ourselves afloat a little longer until the chasm opens beneath our feet once more.

Freedom From Information

Art’s Anxious Power