FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

"Agenda New York: Lewis Stein at Essex Street." Mousse 61 (December 2017-January 2018).

"Transmissions." Contingencies: Arte Povera and After. New York: Luxembourg & Dayan

"Stanley Whitney." Lisson: 50 Years. London: Lisson Gallery

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

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

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

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

"James Bishop," "Francesco Clemente," and "James Turrell," in Jarrett Earnest and Lucas Zwirner, eds. Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail. New York: David Zwirner Books

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

David Novros: Critic's Pick." Artforum.com

"Doug Wheeler: 500 Words." Artforum.com

"Carmen Herrera: 500 Words." Artforum.com

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

RECENT PROJECTS

"Alex Bacon on Hanne Darboven." Invited lecture in conjunction with Hanne Darboven: Cultural History, 1880-1983. Dia Art Foundation: New York, NY. June 24, 2017.

Roy Colmer. New York: Lisson Gallery

Material Concerns and Current Practices. Panel series organized by Alex Bacon for the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Artists Mark Barrow, Nina Beier, Tony Lewis, Ken Okiishi, Analia Saban, Ryan Sullivan, Kaari Upson, Mary Weatherford, and Margo Wolowiec. Respondents Johanna Burton, Suzanne Hudson, and Ruba Katrib.

 

 


Alex Bacon is an art historian based in New York City who also regularly writes criticism and organizes exhibitions of both contemporary and historical art. 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, Simon Hantaï, Josiah McElheny, Ad Reinhardt, Niele Toroni, and Stanley Whitney. He has written for numerous publications, including Artforum.com, the Brooklyn Rail, and Rhizome. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and has served as a guest critic in the graduate painting departments of the Rhode Island School of Design and AKV/St. Joost. He has curated numerous exhibitions, the most recent of which is a presentation at Lisson Gallery, New York of the spray paintings and photographs of Roy Colmer. He has spoken at various institutions, including Harvard; the ICA, London; The New Museum; and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. 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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