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Track Changes: A Handbook for Art Criticism

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Edited by Mira Dayal and Josephine Heston

Critics who prioritize social, ideological, or political concerns are often admonished for “having an agenda.” But judgments are never neutral, and writers who articulate their commitments can productively heighten the stakes and impact of criticism.

In Track Changes: A Handbook for Art Criticism, twenty-five art writers and editors share strategies for critical writing and editing that encourage solidarity and reparative decision-making to actively challenge structural inequalities within the art world.

This collection begins with a practical overview of the editorial process, followed by case studies, conversations, manifestos, and reflections on technical and ethical choices. Track Changes is a rigorous and supportive guide to art criticism—a mentor in book form.

Release Date: August 29, 2023
Perfect bound, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2".

With contributions by: Kemi Adeyemi, Andy Campbell, Erica Cardwell, Re’al Christian, Aruna D’Souza, Leslie Dick, Amy Fung, Merray Gerges, Annie Godfrey Larmon, Ariel Goldberg, Yves Jeffcoat, Dana Kopel, Yaniya Lee, Dessane Lopez Cassell, Jessica Lynne, Tausif Noor, Ashley Stull Meyers, Lindsay Preston Zappas, Kristina Kay Robinson, Jillian Steinhauer, Ana Tuazon, Monica Uszerowicz, Wendy Vogel, Emily Watlington, Elisa Wouk Almino.