The Silo is conceived as a revisionist “dictionary” of contemporary art that is part reference work, part polemical reevaluation of art since 1960. Rubinstein will write a large number of 500-word entries about individual artists. By using the blog platform, he will be able to build a cumulative archive of profiles. The Silo will include many artists who have been marginalized by the art market and the museum/art history establishment (for example, Gianfranco Baruchello, Marjorie Strider, Ulises Carrión); it will also embark on critical reevaluations of canonical artists (Jonathan Borofsky, Llyn Foulkes). Raphael Rubinstein is a New York-based art critic and poet. Most of his early criticism was published in Arts Magazine and Flash Art. He has written for Art in America since 1991. He writes on a wide range of themes, including contemporary abstraction, the unexplored history of European avant-gardes of the postwar period, artist-writer collaborations, and art criticism itself. In 2007, he stepped down as a senior editor of Art in America to become professor of critical studies at the University of Houston. Since then, he has focused on more in-depth writing projects, including a forthcoming monograph on Sigmar Polke for Phaidon Press, an examination of the interactions between poets and the contemporary art scene, and a book on provisionality in recent art. He has published numerous books, including collections of his art criticism, in English and French, monographs and exhibition catalogues, several volumes of poetry, and an anthology of essays on art criticism.
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