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Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation, co-editor of international reviews for Artforum, and writes for the London Review of Books, New Left Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and hyperallergic.com. He recently curated the exhibitions Tightrope Walk: Painted Images after Abstraction at White Cube, London, and R.B. Kitaj: The Exile at Home, at Marlborough Contemporary, New York. He has taught at Hunter, MICA, Yale, and Goldsmiths, among others, and is co-director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art, an autonomous and peripatetic art theory course whose third iteration takes place in 2017 in Berlin. He is the main author of the Vitamin P series of books on contemporary painting from Phaidon Press, and his own recent books include collections of critical essays—The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present and Words for Art: Criticism, History, Theory, Practice —as well as of poetry—Trembling Hand Equilibrium. Schwabsky is currently editing a new series of monographs on contemporary painters which the British publisher Lund Humphries will launch in Fall 2017.