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Richard Vine

Managing Editor, Art in America

Richard Vine is the managing editor of Art in America. He holds a PhD in literature from the University of Chicago and previously served as editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review and of Dialogue: An Art Journal. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the American Conservatory of Music, the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, the New School for Social Research, and New York University. Some three hundred of his articles, reviews, and interviews have appeared in various journals, including Art in America, Salmagundi, the Georgia Review, Tema Celeste, Modern Poetry Studies, and the New Criterion. He has made presentations at more than 125 universities, museums, and other cultural venues in cities throughout the US and abroad, including Venice, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and Saint Petersburg. His critical books include the career survey Odd Nerdrum: Paintings, Sketches, and Drawings (2001) and New China, New Art (2008), which traces the emergence of avant-garde art in post-Mao China. In 2016 Richard published the crime novel SoHo Sins, set in the New York art world of the 1990s. In addition, he has co-curated exhibitions at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2013); the National Academy of Art in New Delhi, India (2015); and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York (2016). He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and the high-IQ society, Mensa.

Asia Pacific Triennial

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"Same Old, Brand New" read Chinese artist Cao Fei's projection on Hong Kong's 1,600-foot International Commerce Centre last Saturday evening. Capping the second preview day of the 2015 Art Basel Hon…

Jerry Kearns

It's hard to say what struck one most forcefully about this show of five wall paintings and eight new canvases. Was it Jerry Kearns's over-the-top verbal humor, infusing the exhibition title "RRRGGHH…

Lee Ufan Rocks Versailles

Only in France, perhaps, could a Sunday outing entail an exercise in visual philosophy—one combining formal rigor with a whiff of historical decadence. But that's exactly what's on offer now at the…

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