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Geoff Wichert

Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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Is Dance Dead?

The art of ballet is at the point of death. Or it’s moribund, awaiting transformation. Such are the points of discussion between two of its foremost critics, Jennifer Homans and Robert Gottlieb. Homans is the dance critic for The New Republic and the author of the recently published Apollo’s Angels: A History […]

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Positively Pixillated: Devorah Sperber at the Kimball Art Center

While Sperber doesn’t actually belong to any of the now-exhausted camps that have cluttered the landscape of art for the last half-century, she incorporates the raveled threads of their various narratives into a strand she makes by twisting them together, thereby restoring to art the feeling of a unified purpose such as artists and their audiences shared before it disintegrated under the assault of the permanent avant garde….