FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

"Michael Steiner." Serielle Formationen: Frankfurt 1967. Berlin: Daimler Art Collection, Berlin

"Niele Toroni's Extendability." Niele Toroni. New York: Swiss Institute

“The Black Paintings.” Ad Reinhardt. New York: David Zwirner Gallery

"Image and Surface: Joe Zucker's Painterly Process." Joe Zucker. London: Thames & Hudson

Michael Staniak. St Louis: Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis

FORTHCOMING PROJECTS

Material Concerns and Current Practices. Panel series organized by Alex Bacon for the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Panel 1: "Content as Abstraction." February 22. Artists Tony Lewis, Ken Okiishi, and Margo Wolowiec. Respondent Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum.

Panel 2: "The Artwork as a Space for Materialization." March 21. Artists Mark Barrow, Ryan Sullivan, and Mary Weatherford. Respondent Suzanne Hudson, Associate Professor of Art History and Fine Arts and the University of Southern California.

Panel 3: "The Histories and Uses of Materials." April 26. Artists Nina Beier, Analia Saban, and Kaari Upson. Respondent Ruba Katrib, Curator at the Sculpture Center.

All panels held at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Offices and Study Center. 134 West 26th Street, Fifth Floor, New York City. Doors open at 6.

RSVP to 212/268.4937 or asouvorov@frankenthalerfoundation.org.

RECENT CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Roy Colmer. New York: Lisson Gallery

 

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Rodolfo Arico. London: Luxembourg & Dayan

"Carmen Herrera: 500 Words." Artforum.com

Stanley Whitney: Radical Times. London: Lisson Gallery

"Surface, Image, Reception: Painting in a Digital Age." Rhizome


Alex Bacon is an art historian based in New York City who regularly writes criticism and organizes exhibitions of both contemporary and historical art. He also advises, collaborates with, and produces content for artist foundations. Among his publications Bacon is co-editor, with Hal Foster, of a collection of essays on Richard Hamilton (MIT Press, 2010), as well as the author of texts in various exhibition catalogs and edited volumes on artists such as Francis Alÿs, Richard Pousette-Dart, Gilbert & George, Al Held, Simon Hantaï, Josiah McElheny, Kenneth Noland, Zak Kitnick, Ad Reinhardt, Niele Toroni, and Stanley Whitney. He has written for numerous publications, including Artforum.com, the Brooklyn Rail, Rhizome, and Modern Painters. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and has served as a guest critic in the graduate painting department of the Rhode Island School of Design and AKV/St. Joost. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including: Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100 (Ad Reinhardt Foundation, New York); Subjects of the Artist (Michael Thibault, Los Angeles); and Morris Louis/Landon Metz (Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York). His most recent exhibition is a presentation at Lisson Gallery, New York of the work of under recognized historical artist Roy Colmer. He has spoken at numerous institutions, including Harvard; Princeton; the ICA, London; The New Museum; RISD; the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is currently finishing up his PhD in art history at Princeton, with a dissertation on the first decade of Frank Stella’s career. 

 

alex.j.bacon@gmail.com

 

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