The Best in Art of 2015: The co-chief art critics for The New York Times on the most notable themes of the year.
By HOLLAND COTTER and ROBERTA SMITH DEC. 9, 2015
Published in full online.
Anne Pasternak, Brooklyn Museum’s new director; Mia Locks and Christopher Y. Lew, named curators of the 2017 Whitney Biennial; Thomas J. Lax’s contribution as the youngest curator of “Greater New York” at P.S. 1 (the others were Douglas Crimp, Peter Eleey and Ms. Locks; through March 7); savvy art writing by Johanna Fateman and Mostafa Heddaya and Felix Bernstein’s blistering cultural commentary. And the strengthening presence of activist collectives like Not an Alternative, Occupy Museums and Interference Archive, who say yes by saying no.