Ben Davis

National Art Critic

Ben Davis has been artnet News's National Art Critic since 2016. He is the author of '9.5 Theses on Art and Class' (Haymarket, 2013), and was an editor of 'The Elements of Architecture' (Taschen, 2018), which began as the catalogue to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennial. Recent essays have appeared in the books 'Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good' (MIT Press, 2016) and 'The Future of Public Space' (Metropolis, 2018). His writings have been featured in Adbusters, The Brooklyn Rail, e-Flux Journal, Frieze, New York, The New York Times, Slate, The Village Voice, and many other venues. In 2019, Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab reported that he was one of the five most influential art critics in the United States, and the only one to write for an online publication.

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