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


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West By Midwest @ MCA

Ed Ruscha,  Words Without Thoughts , 1986. © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Ed Ruscha, Words Without Thoughts, 1986. © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Style, form, and medium—the stuff of art proper—recede behind these quintessentially American stories of migration, a necessary intervention that one hopes will be followed by a closer look at the art itself.

The Philanthropist and the Photographer: On Dawoud Bey’s Career and Recent Work

The Price of Anything: Art Against Commodity