Each of our two Visiting Critics has had a sustained engagement with the works of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. After initial presentations inspired by the recent exhibition of paintings at the National Gallery, Corot's Women, they will discuss several aspects of the artist work that remain vital.
Painter, critic, and educator, Stephen Ellis has written extensively on contemporary art for European and American publications including Parkett and Art in America, where he was also an Associate and Contributing Editor. In Ellis's paintings there is a dialogue between ordered geometric austerity and the flowing irregularity of the painter's hand. Ellis has schooled several generations of young artists.
Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation. He also writes regularly for such publications as New Left Review and Artforum (where is co-editor of international reviews). The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present, a selection of Schwabsky’s art criticism from The Nation, was published in 2016 by Verso.